Young makes improbable game-winner as Hawks take down Bucks

The Atlanta Hawks upset the Milwaukee Bucks thanks to Trae Young, while the Golden State Warriors crushed the Charlotte Hornets.

Trae Young   -  (Getty Images)

Trae Young has been on a roll lately, and his late-game heroics helped the Atlanta Hawks top the Milwaukee Bucks 136-135 in the NBA on Sunday.

The rookie guard made a game-winning shot after the ball ricocheted to him in the closing seconds.

Young did not have a great shooting game, but finished with 12 points and 16 assists. His fellow starters Justin Anderson, Alex Len and John Collins all eclipsed 20 points.

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Milwaukee, the top team in the Eastern Conference, were without quite a few notable players, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe.

In their absence, Sterling Brown erupted for a game-high 27 points, leading all scorers.

The Bucks are preparing for the playoffs while the Hawks are looking to finish the regular season strongly.

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Aldridge heroics not enough

LaMarcus Aldridge posted 27 points and 18 rebounds in the San Antonio Spurs' 113-106 loss to the Sacramento Kings.

Russell Westbrook tallied 25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Dallas Mavericks 106-103.

 

Stephenson slumps

Lance Stephenson was held scoreless on 0-of-seven shooting in the Los Angeles Lakers' 130-102 blowout win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Bobby Portis scored two points on one-of-nine shooting in the Washington Wizards' 95-90 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

 

Cook's circus

Quinn Cook finished an over-the-shoulder circus shot in the Golden State Warriors' 137-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

Will Barton pulled off an impressive no-look bounce pass on the break for the Nuggets against the Wizards.

Sunday's results

Atlanta Hawks 136-135 Milwaukee Bucks
Dallas Mavericks 106-103 Oklahoma City Thunder
Los Angeles Lakers 130-102 New Orleans Pelicans
Sacramento Kings 113-106 San Antonio Spurs
Washington Wizards 95-90 Denver Nuggets
Golden State Warriors 137-90 Charlotte Hornets
Los Angeles Clippers 113-96 Memphis Grizzlies

 

Magic at Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are firmly in the playoff picture. But the Orlando Magic are just outside it. The Magic are half a game back from the Miami Heat for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, so they will be prepared to go all out against a top contender.

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