Young’s 45 Points Propel Hawks to Stunning Win over Spurs

Witness Trae Young’s outstanding performance as the Hawks stage a comeback against the struggling Spurs, securing a thrilling victory.

Hawks Top Spurs on Young’s 45

Trae Young led the charge with 45 points and 14 assists as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the San Antonio Spurs 137-135. Young’s scoring outburst helped the Hawks overcome a 15-point deficit in the first quarter to secure the victory. Dejounte Murray added 24 points for the Hawks, while Bogdan Bogdanovic chipped in with 14 points off the bench.

Jeremy Sochan paced the Spurs with a career-high 33 points, while Devin Vassell added 25 points. Keldon Johnson contributed 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Victor Wembanyama impressed with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks.

The Hawks outscored the Spurs 48-30 in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Young hit two free throws with 3:22 remaining to give the Hawks the lead for good, and the team never looked back.

Timberwolves Tame Jazz

Karl-Anthony Towns led the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 101-90 victory over the Utah Jazz. Towns poured in 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Nickeil Alexander-Walker added 20 points for Minnesota, while Rudy Gobert chipped in with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Simone Fontecchio scored a team-high 16 points for the Jazz, who have lost two straight games and six of their past eight. Collin Sexton contributed 14 points, and Ochai Agbaji added 13.

The Timberwolves took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Jazz 32-22. Towns dominated in the paint, scoring 10 points in the period. The Timberwolves held on in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.

Hornets Edge Nets in Thriller

Terry Rozier scored a season-high 37 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:38 remaining, to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a 129-128 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Rozier’s heroics helped the Hornets snap a two-game losing streak and record their highest point total of the season. Miles Bridges added 23 points for Charlotte, and Gordon Hayward chipped in with 22.

Cam Thomas led the Nets with 26 points in his return from an eight-game absence due to an ankle sprain. Bruce Brown added 22 points, and Nic Claxton collected 20 points and 14 rebounds.

The game was tight down to the wire, with the teams trading baskets in the final minutes. Rozier’s clutch 3-pointer gave the Hornets a 126-125 lead, and they held on from there.

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Knicks Rally Past Pistons

Jalen Brunson scored 42 points, Julius Randle had 29 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists, and the New York Knicks overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 118-112. Brunson’s offensive explosion helped the Knicks snap a two-game losing streak and improve to 10-11 on the season. RJ Barrett added 15 points for New York, despite shooting just 1-for-6 from 3-point range.

Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with 31 points, while Killian Hayes added 23. Marcus Sasser chipped in with 17 points.

The Pistons led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but the Knicks came roaring back in the third quarter. Brunson scored 14 points in the period, helping the Knicks outscore the Pistons 34-21 and take the lead for good.

Heat Outlast Pacers in OT

Jimmy Butler tied his season high with 36 points as the Miami Heat rallied past the Indiana Pacers 142-132 in overtime. Butler’s hot shooting and aggressive play helped the Heat snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 13-11. The Heat also got 24 points from rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Tyrese Haliburton led the Pacers with a career-high 44 points, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the loss. Haliburton also had 10 assists, three steals, and one block. Obi Toppin added 25 points for Indiana, while Myles Turner chipped in with 18 points and 13 rebounds.

The Heat led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but the Pacers came storming back in the third quarter. Haliburton scored 17 points in the period, helping the Pacers outscore the Heat 37-28 and take the lead into the fourth quarter.

The game was tied at 118 at the end of regulation, and the teams went to overtime. In the extra period, Butler scored seven points to lead the Heat to victory.

Warriors Top Clippers in Back-and-Forth Battle

Stephen Curry had a team-high 26 points, Jonathan Kuminga led a difference-making bench performance with 17, and short-handed Golden State topped Los Angeles 120-114 in San Francisco. Playing without injured Chris Paul, Andrew Wiggins, and Gary Payton II, the Warriors rode a balanced attack to a third straight home win. Klay Thompson scored 22 points, and Curry added eight assists and seven rebounds.

Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points, Ivica Zubac posted 18 points and 13 rebounds, and James Harden also had 18 points for the Clippers, who won the previous night at Sacramento.

The Clippers led by as many as 13 points in the first half, but the Warriors came back to tie the game at 58 at halftime. The game was tight throughout the second half, with neither team able to take control.

In the fourth quarter, the Warriors pulled away to a 10-point lead with just over two minutes remaining. The Clippers made a late push, but they couldn’t close the gap.

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Trail Blazers Rally Past Cavs

Shaedon Sharpe recorded his first double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds as visiting Portland rallied from a 16-point, first-half deficit to beat Cleveland 103-95. Jerami Grant and Duop Reath scored 13 points apiece for the Trail Blazers, which has won three of its past four games.

Donovan Mitchell led Cleveland with 23 points. Evan Mobley added 20 points, Darius Garland scored 15 points, and Jarrett Allen had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Cavaliers led by as many as 18 points in the first half, but the Trail Blazers came storming back in the third quarter. Sharpe scored 10 points in the period, helping the Trail Blazers outscore the Cavaliers 31-20 and cut the lead to four points.

The Trail Blazers took the lead for good in the fourth quarter, and they never looked back. Sharpe scored nine points in the final period to help seal the victory.

Bulls End Bucks’ Winning Streak

Nikola Vucevic had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Coby White scored 23 points to help short-handed Chicago beat visiting Milwaukee 120-113 in overtime to stop a five-game losing streak. DeMar DeRozan (ankle) and Zach LaVine (foot), the Bulls’ top two scorers, missed the game. Still, Chicago stuck around behind eight double-figure scorers. Andre Drummond finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Giannis Antetokounmpo notched 26 points and 14 boards for the Bucks, while Brook Lopez followed with 20 points. Damian Lillard scored 18, but he had only one point after halftime.

The Bucks led by as many as 13 points in the first half, but the Bulls came roaring back in the third quarter. Vucevic scored 11 points in the period, helping the Bulls outscore the Bucks 39-25 and take the lead into the fourth quarter.

The Bulls led by as many as nine points in the fourth quarter, but the Bucks tied the game at 113 with just seconds remaining. However, White hit a jumper with 1.7 seconds left to give the Bulls the lead, and the team held on in overtime to secure the victory.

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Thunder Beat Lakers for Seventh Win in Nine

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 33 points to lead host Oklahoma City to a win over Los Angeles. Gilgeous-Alexander was 11 of 18 from the floor and made all 10 of his free throws as the Thunder finished 53.2 percent from the floor. Jalen Williams added 21 points for the Thunder, while Chet Holmgren scored 18. Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 31 points on 11-of-18 shooting, while LeBron James added 21.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Oklahoma City, which has won seven of nine overall. The loss was the third in five games for the Lakers, which has given up at least 130 points in two of its past three outings.

The Thunder led by as many as 17 points in the first half, but the Lakers came storming back in the third quarter. Davis scored 12 points in the period, helping the Lakers outscore the Thunder 34-28 and cut the lead to five points.

The Thunder regained control of the game in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lakers 33-23 to secure the victory.

Game Recaps

Here are the recaps of the games played on December 1, 2023:

  • Hawks 137, Spurs 135
  • Timberwolves 101, Jazz 90
  • Hornets 129, Nets 128
  • Knicks 118, Pistons 112
  • Heat 142, Pacers 132 (OT)
  • Warriors 120, Clippers 114
  • Trail Blazers 103, Cavaliers 95
  • Bulls 120, Bucks 113 (OT)
  • Thunder 133, Lakers 110

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