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Young, Huerter power Hawks to 123-110 win over Booker, Suns

ATLANTA (AP) Kevin Huerter says he has no idea when Trae Young is about to go on one of his hot streaks.

The latest scoring spree for the Atlanta point guard was especially well-timed.

Young scored 21 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter and the Hawks pulled away late to beat the Phoenix Suns 123-110 on Tuesday night.

''Any shot Trae takes looks good to us,'' Huerter said. ''He hit probably two 30-footers. When he's making those, he's tough to guard.''

Devin Booker led the Suns with 39 points before he was ejected for his second technical foul following his dunk with less than two minutes remaining.

Young had only 15 points before more than doubling his total in the final period for his 20th game with at least 30 points this season. He is averaging 29.1 points per game.

''You have to have a closer in this league and you have to be able to execute in the fourth quarter,'' Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said.

For Atlanta, saddled with the NBA's worst record, there has been far too little fourth-quarter execution this season. That changed against the Suns, when the Hawks made 12 of 19 shots, including five of eight 3-pointers, in the final period. Young hit four of seven 3s in the final 12 minutes.

''He's been doing that since high school,'' said Suns center Deandre Ayton, who had 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Young got help from Huerter, his backcourt partner. Huerter scored 23 points and set career highs with 15 rebounds and eight assists.

''I was trying to be aggressive,'' he said.

John Collins added 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

Led by Young, the Hawks pulled away in the final period after briefly losing their lead in the third. Young's 3-pointer gave Atlanta a 95-92 lead it did not relinquish.

Each team made lineup adjustments.

Suns guard Ricky Rubio did not accompany the team to Atlanta for personal reasons.

Phoenix coach Monty Williams, unhappy with his team's play, ripped off his tie following the game.

''I thought our offense just sputtered tonight,'' he said. ''Certainly not having Ricky on the floor hurt. ... But we had chances. The ball movement certainly wasn't there.''

The Hawks had few options inside as centers Alex Len (lower back pain) and Bruno Fernando did not play. Atlanta was boosted by Young's return after missing one game with a sore left hamstring.

After leading 56-51 at halftime, Atlanta opened the second half with a 12-4 run. Collins sank a 3-pointer for a 68-55 lead. The Hawks stretched the lead to 75-61 on another 3 from Collins.

Phoenix rallied late in the third to take its first lead of the second half, 81-80, on Cameron Johnson's three-point play.

TIP-INS

Suns: Elie Okobo missed his only four shots and had three assists in his second start of the season as Rubio's fill-in. ... Booker made all 13 of his free throws. ... Mikal Bridges had 15 points.

Hawks: Fernando arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday morning following a 20-hour flight from his native Angola. He missed his fourth game following his mother's death. ... Hawks Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins was given a cake courtside to celebrate his 60th birthday on Sunday.

EJECTED

Williams didn't agree with Booker's ejection.

''There's taunting going on all game,'' Williams said, adding he thought the ejection was ''silly.''

''That's what I told the ref. That's a tough one to take,'' he added.

Booker said that after his jam he only said: ''I can do that every time.'' He called the exchange of trash talk ''average NBA game talk.''

STAYING ALIVE

With his team missing two centers, Pierce said his biggest concern was having Collins and Damian Jones get into foul trouble as the team's primary available inside players. Collins finished with five fouls. Jones, who had 11 points, had three fouls.

UP NEXT

Suns: Continue their three-game East Coast trip at New York on Thursday night.

Hawks: Play at San Antonio on Friday night.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:45   Shooting foul on Cam Reddish  
11:45 +1 Devin Booker made 1st of 2 free throws 1-0
11:45 +1 Devin Booker made 2nd of 2 free throws 2-0
11:30   John Collins missed hook shot  
11:27   Offensive rebound by De'Andre Hunter  
11:22   John Collins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Elie Okobo  
11:13   Aron Baynes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:09   Defensive rebound by De'Andre Hunter  
11:01   Shooting foul on Aron Baynes  
11:01 +1 Cam Reddish made 1st of 2 free throws 2-1
11:01 +1 Cam Reddish made 2nd of 2 free throws 2-2
10:48 +3 Devin Booker made 3-pt. jump shot 5-2
10:36   Trae Young missed floating jump shot  
10:33   Defensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
10:25 +2 Devin Booker made floating jump shot 7-2
10:08   Cam Reddish missed floating jump shot  
10:04   Offensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
10:02 +3 De'Andre Hunter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kevin Huerter 7-5
9:46   Shooting foul on Cam Reddish  
9:46 +1 Aron Baynes made 1st of 2 free throws 8-5
9:46 +1 Aron Baynes made 2nd of 2 free throws 9-5
9:24   Damian Jones missed layup  
9:24   ATL team rebound  
9:10 +2 Trae Young made floating jump shot 9-7
8:57 +2 Dario Saric made jump shot, assist by Aron Baynes 11-7
8:40 +2 De'Andre Hunter made driving layup, assist by Trae Young 11-9
8:22   Dario Saric missed layup, blocked by John Collins  
8:17   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
8:15   De'Andre Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:13   Defensive rebound by Elie Okobo  
8:08   Kelly Oubre Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:08   ATL team rebound  
8:08   Personal foul on Devin Booker  
7:58   Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:56   Defensive rebound by Devin Booker  
7:44   Devin Booker missed turnaround jump shot  
7:39   Defensive rebound by Damian Jones  
7:31   De'Andre Hunter missed driving layup  
7:30   PHO team rebound  
7:21   Personal foul on De'Andre Hunter  
7:16   Dario Saric missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:11   Offensive rebound by Devin Booker  
7:08   Kelly Oubre Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:06   Offensive rebound by Elie Okobo  
7:00   Elie Okobo missed driving layup  
6:56   Offensive rebound by Deandre Ayton  
6:56   Deandre Ayton missed dunk  
6:55   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
6:49   Personal foul on Devin Booker  
6:49   Full timeout called  
6:38   Bad pass turnover on Kevin Huerter, stolen by Devin Booker  
6:30   Dario Saric missed layup, blocked by John Collins  
6:26   Defensive rebound by Trae Young  
6:22 +2 Trae Young made layup 11-11
6:14   Devin Booker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:12   Defensive rebound by John Collins  
6:01 +3 Kevin Huerter made 3-pt. jump shot 11-14
5:45 +2 Deandre Ayton made dunk, assist by Dario Saric 13-14
5:27 +2 John Collins made alley-oop shot, assist by Kevin Huerter 13-16
5:11   Flagrant foul on John Collins  
5:11 +1 Kelly Oubre Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 14-16
5:11 +1 Kelly Oubre Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-16
4:55 +2 Deandre Ayton made jump shot, assist by Elie Okobo 17-16
4:35   Bad pass turnover on Trae Young, stolen by Dario Saric  
4:23   Elie Okobo missed floating jump shot  
4:19   Defensive rebound by Damian Jones  
4:14 +3 Kevin Huerter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DeAndre' Bembry 17-19
3:54 +2 Deandre Ayton made reverse layup, assist by Dario Saric 19-19
3:41 +2 Damian Jones made reverse layup, assist by Trae Young 19-21
3:23   Kelly Oubre Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:21   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
3:08   Trae Young missed finger-roll layup  
3:03   Offensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
3:03 +2 Kevin Huerter made dunk 19-23
2:44   Kelly Oubre Jr. missed fade-away jump shot  
2:44   ATL team rebound  
2:44   Personal foul on Deandre Ayton  
2:23   Lost ball turnover on Damian Jones, stolen by Mikal Bridges  
2:05 +2 Deandre Ayton made jump shot, assist by Jevon Carter 21-23
1:46 +2 Brandon Goodwin made floating jump shot 21-25
1:26   Tyler Johnson missed floating jump shot  
1:24   Defensive rebound by Brandon Goodwin  
1:09   Brandon Goodwin missed floating jump shot  
1:09   PHO team rebound  
1:09   Personal foul on Damian Jones  
1:09   Tyler Johnson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:09   PHO team rebound  
1:09   Tyler Johnson missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:05   Defensive rebound by Vince Carter  
0:56   Vince Carter missed jump shot  
0:53   Defensive rebound by Deandre Ayton  
0:37 +2 Jevon Carter made jump shot 23-25
0:29   DeAndre' Bembry missed driving layup  
0:26   Defensive rebound by Deandre Ayton  
0:06 +2 Jevon Carter made jump shot 25-25
0:00 +3 Brandon Goodwin made 3-pt. jump shot 25-28
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:43   Allen Crabbe missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:40   Defensive rebound by Deandre Ayton  
11:29 +3 Cameron Johnson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mikal Bridges 28-28
11:16   John Collins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:14   Defensive rebound by Jevon Carter  
11:12   Personal foul on John Collins  
11:04   Traveling violation turnover on Jevon Carter  
10:45   Cam Reddish missed finger-roll layup  
10:40   Offensive rebound by John Collins  
10:40 +2 John Collins made dunk 28-30
10:28   3-second violation turnover on Deandre Ayton  
10:13   De'Andre Hunter missed driving layup, blocked by Deandre Ayton  
10:09   Defensive rebound by Cameron Johnson  
10:07   Jevon Carter missed layup, blocked by Allen Crabbe  
10:03   Defensive rebound by Brandon Goodwin  
9:55   Cam Reddish missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:52   Defensive rebound by Cameron Johnson  
9:49 +2 Mikal Bridges made layup, assist by Cameron Johnson 30-30
9:22   Brandon Goodwin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:17   Offensive rebound by De'Andre Hunter  
9:16   De'Andre Hunter missed dunk  
9:13   Offensive rebound by John Collins  
9:13 +2 John Collins made dunk 30-32
9:02   Aron Baynes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:59   Defensive rebound by Allen Crabbe  
8:43 +2 De'Andre Hunter made driving layup, assist by Brandon Goodwin 30-34
8:30   Shooting foul on De'Andre Hunter  
8:30   Mikal Bridges missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:30   PHO team rebound  
8:30 +1 Mikal Bridges made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-34
8:12   Allen Crabbe missed driving layup, blocked by Mikal Bridges  
8:07   Offensive rebound by Allen Crabbe  
8:07 +2 Allen Crabbe made dunk 31-36
7:58   Devin Booker missed fade-away jump shot  
7:55   Offensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
7:54   Offensive foul on Aron Baynes  
7:54   Turnover on Aron Baynes  
7:40   Trae Young missed floating jump shot  
7:37   Offensive rebound by Trae Young  
7:32 +2 Trae Young made floating jump shot, assist by Allen Crabbe 31-38
7:17 +2 Kelly Oubre Jr. made driving layup 33-38
7:06   Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:03   Defensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
6:59   Shooting foul on Allen Crabbe  
6:59 +1 Devin Booker made 1st of 2 free throws 34-38
6:59 +1 Devin Booker made 2nd of 2 free throws 35-38
6:42   Kevin Huerter missed jump shot  
6:37   Offensive rebound by Damian Jones  
6:37 +2 Damian Jones made dunk 35-40
6:13   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
6:03 +2 Trae Young made floating jump shot 35-42
5:51 +2 Devin Booker made layup, assist by Aron Baynes 37-42
5:38 +3 Trae Young made 3-pt. jump shot 37-45
5:24   Kelly Oubre Jr. missed jump shot  
5:19   Offensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
5:19 +2 Aron Baynes made dunk 39-45
5:07 +2 Damian Jones made layup, assist by Trae Young 39-47
5:07   Shooting foul on Cameron Johnson  
5:07 +1 Damian Jones made free throw 39-48
4:48 +2 Deandre Ayton made jump shot, assist by Elie Okobo 41-48
4:33   De'Andre Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:30   Defensive rebound by Devin Booker  
4:22 +2 Devin Booker made jump shot 43-48
4:01   Kevin Huerter missed jump shot  
3:59   Offensive rebound by Damian Jones  
3:57 +2 De'Andre Hunter made dunk, assist by Damian Jones 43-50
3:33 +2 Devin Booker made jump shot 45-50
3:16 +2 Damian Jones made dunk, assist by Trae Young 45-52
2:52   Bad pass turnover on Deandre Ayton, stolen by Kevin Huerter  
2:32   Out of bounds turnover on Damian Jones  
2:24   Personal foul on Kevin Huerter  
2:23   Personal foul on DeAndre' Bembry  
2:23 +1 Devin Booker made 1st of 2 free throws 46-52
2:23 +1 Devin Booker made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-52
2:06   Out of bounds turnover on Trae Young  
1:56   Kelly Oubre Jr. missed jump shot, blocked by Brandon Goodwin  
1:56   ATL team rebound  
1:36   Offensive foul on Brandon Goodwin  
1:36   Turnover on Brandon Goodwin  
1:25 +2 Mikal Bridges made jump shot 49-52
1:10   Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:07   Defensive rebound by Kelly Oubre Jr.  
0:57   Traveling violation turnover on Devin Booker  
0:45 +2 Kevin Huerter made finger-roll layup 49-54
0:33 +2 Devin Booker made jump shot 51-54
0:28 +2 Trae Young made floating jump shot 51-56
0:07   Devin Booker missed jump shot  
0:04   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
0:02   Violation  
0:00   Trae Young missed floating jump shot  
0:00   ATL team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:44 +2 John Collins made hook shot 51-58
11:24   Aron Baynes missed jump shot  
11:21   Defensive rebound by John Collins  
11:14 +3 Kevin Huerter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trae Young 51-61
11:03   Elie Okobo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:00   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
10:57   Cam Reddish missed reverse layup, blocked by Aron Baynes  
10:57   ATL team rebound  
10:53 +2 De'Andre Hunter made turnaround jump shot, assist by Trae Young 51-63
10:35   Shooting foul on De'Andre Hunter  
10:35 +1 Dario Saric made 1st of 2 free throws 52-63
10:35 +1 Dario Saric made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-63
10:20   John Collins missed floating jump shot  
10:16   Defensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
10:07 +2 Devin Booker made jump shot, assist by Elie Okobo 55-63
9:45 +2 John Collins made layup, assist by Trae Young 55-65
9:34   Devin Booker missed fade-away jump shot  
9:31   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
9:26 +3 John Collins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kevin Huerter 55-68
9:08 +2 Deandre Ayton made layup, assist by Devin Booker 57-68
8:50 +2 Kevin Huerter made jump shot 57-70
8:34   Kelly Oubre Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:33   Defensive rebound by Trae Young  
8:28   Shooting foul on Elie Okobo  
8:28   Trae Young missed 1st of 3 free throws  
8:28   ATL team rebound  
8:28 +1 Trae Young made 2nd of 3 free throws 57-71
8:28 +1 Trae Young made 3rd of 3 free throws 57-72
8:23   Devin Booker missed fade-away jump shot  
8:22   Offensive rebound by Mikal Bridges  
8:19 +2 Mikal Bridges made dunk 59-72
8:00   Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:54   Defensive rebound by Deandre Ayton  
7:49 +2 Kelly Oubre Jr. made layup 61-72
7:27 +3 John Collins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kevin Huerter 61-75
7:21   Shooting foul on Cam Reddish  
7:21 +1 Devin Booker made 1st of 2 free throws 62-75
7:21 +1 Devin Booker made 2nd of 2 free throws 63-75
7:11   Trae Young missed driving layup, blocked by Deandre Ayton  
7:07   Defensive rebound by Dario Saric  
7:02 +2 Deandre Ayton made alley-oop shot, assist by Devin Booker 65-75
6:43   Bad pass turnover on Kevin Huerter, stolen by Devin Booker  
6:40   Kelly Oubre Jr. missed layup, blocked by Vince Carter  
6:40   PHO team rebound  
6:29   Defensive rebound by Vince Carter  
6:31   Kelly Oubre Jr. missed layup  
6:30   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
6:22   Vince Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:20   Offensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
6:19   Kevin Huerter missed floating jump shot  
6:17   Defensive rebound by Deandre Ayton  
6:15 +2 Devin Booker made finger-roll layup 67-75
6:15   Shooting foul on Kevin Huerter  
6:15 +1 Devin Booker made free throw 68-75
5:57   Defensive rebound by Deandre Ayton  
6:02   Kevin Huerter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:57   Defensive rebound by Deandre Ayton  
5:54   Devin Booker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:50   Defensive rebound by Damian Jones  
5:37   Damian Jones missed dunk  
5:35   Defensive rebound by Kelly Oubre Jr.