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Trae Young scores 24 as Hawks beat Heat 123-118

ATLANTA (AP) On one of the best nights of his young career, Trae Young's favorite pass set up Vince Carter, the league's oldest player.

Young had 24 points and a career-high 15 assists, Carter's jumper gave Atlanta the lead for good, and the Hawks beat Josh Richardson and the Miami Heat 123-118 on Saturday.

Carter's 17-foot jumper off a pass from the 20-year-old Young broke a 118-all tie.

''Vince is the man,'' Young said of the 41-year-old Carter.

''It was crazy, like a little throwback moment for me. From a few guys talking in here after the game, it was a throwback moment for everybody.''

Taurean Prince and Dewayne Dedmon each scored 15 points for the Hawks, who had dropped four in a row. Young also had six rebounds in his ninth NBA game.

Carter had 12 points despite giving up his starting spot so rookie Omari Spellman could make his first start.

''It was Vince Carter being a pro, wanting to help some other guys get going and sacrificing,'' Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said.

Richardson scored 32 points, setting a career high for the second time this week, but Miami was held scoreless in the final three minutes of its third straight loss.

The Heat trailed by 15 in the third quarter before rallying to a 111-110 lead in the fourth.

Players on each team were quick to launch 3-pointers in the fast-paced game.

The Hawks made 13 of 32 3s, and the Heat connected on 16 of 40, including 6 of 10 by Richardson.

Miami allowed more than 120 points for the third straight game.

''I feel like there wasn't a whole lot of defense being played both ways,'' Richardson said. ''We let them score too easy.''

A 12-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer and pullup jumper by Young, gave Atlanta its biggest lead at 86-71.

Young dribbled through traffic and made a short floater at the buzzer to give Atlanta a 102-93 lead entering the final period.

Richardson's jumper tied it at 116. Following a flagrant foul against Justise Winslow, Young's two free throws got the lead back for Atlanta.

Miami held out point guard Goran Dragic due to persistent pain in his right foot. Dragic, second on the team with 17.7 points per game, had a cortisone shot earlier in the week.

Dwyane Wade had 19 points for the Heat.

TIP-INS

Heat: Wayne Ellington made his season debut after returning from a left ankle injury. He finished with five points. ... Winslow had 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in his first start of the season. ... Richardson had 31 points against Sacramento on Monday.

Hawks: Spellman had seven points in his first start. ... G Kevin Huerter scored 12 points after spraining his right ankle in Thursday night's loss to Sacramento. ... Atlanta had a season-high 32 assists.

STRONG START

The Hawks scored 41 points in the first period and led 74-68 at the break after making 60 percent of their shots from the field. The Hawks shot 52.3 percent for the game.

''Giving up 40-something in the first quarter, that's hard to come back from in this league,'' Wade said.

JERSEY SWAP

Wade and Carter swapped jerseys following the game.

Wade, who has announced this is his final NBA season, said he enjoyed the on-court competition with Carter.

''We were having fun,'' the 36-year-old Wade said. ''Guys our age, that's what we're here for, to enjoy the game. He's a little older than me but we're here to enjoy the game. It was good to have that banter back and forth. The guy can still play. I can still play.''

UP NEXT

Heat: At Detroit on Monday night.

Hawks: At Charlotte on Tuesday night.

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Key Players
H. Whiteside
21 C
T. Young
11 PG
31.0 Min. Per Game 31.0
18.5 Pts. Per Game 18.5
7.0 Ast. Per Game 7.0
2.9 Reb. Per Game 2.9
48.1 Field Goal % 43.8
49.3 Three Point % 42.1
55.0 Free Throw % 75.6
  Rodney McGruder missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:02
  Offensive rebound by Rodney McGruder 0:08
  Josh Richardson missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:13
  Team rebound 0:14
  Vince Carter missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:17
+ 1 Vince Carter made 1st of 2 free throws 0:17
  Personal foul on Justise Winslow 0:17
  Out of bounds turnover on Justise Winslow 0:23
  Defensive rebound by Dwyane Wade 0:32
  Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:36
  Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon 0:54
Team Stats
Points 118 123
Field Goals 41-86 (47.7%) 46-88 (52.3%)
3-Pointers 16-40 (40.0%) 13-32 (40.6%)
Free Throws 20-26 (76.9%) 18-23 (78.3%)
Total Rebounds 49 49
Offensive 13 8
Defensive 28 30
Team 8 11
Assists 27 33
Steals 6 10
Blocks 6 8
Turnovers 16 16
Fouls 21 21
Technicals 1 3
32 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST
24 PTS, 6 REB, 15 AST
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away team logo Heat 3-5 31372525118
home team logo Hawks 3-6 41332821123
Team Stats
away team logo Heat 3-5 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Hawks 3-6 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
J. Richardson SG PPG RPG APG FG%
T. Young PG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Richardson SG 32 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
T. Young PG 24 PTS 6 REB 15 AST
47.7 FG% 52.3
40.0 3PT FG% 40.6
76.9 FT% 78.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Richardson 32 1 3 10/18 6/10 6/6 4 37 2 1 1 0 1 +5 41
R. McGruder 18 4 5 7/15 2/8 2/2 2 34 0 0 1 2 2 -5 31
J. Winslow 15 10 8 5/11 2/4 3/4 3 36 2 2 5 6 4 -10 40
H. Whiteside 8 8 1 3/8 1/2 1/2 1 15 0 1 0 2 6 -14 19
K. Olynyk 0 1 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 2 13 0 0 1 0 1 -6 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Richardson 32 1 3 10/18 6/10 6/6 4 37 2 1 1 0 1 +5 41
R. McGruder 18 4 5 7/15 2/8 2/2 2 34 0 0 1 2 2 -5 31
J. Winslow 15 10 8 5/11 2/4 3/4 3 36 2 2 5 6 4 -10 40
H. Whiteside 8 8 1 3/8 1/2 1/2 1 15 0 1 0 2 6 -14 19
K. Olynyk 0 1 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 2 13 0 0 1 0 1 -6 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Wade 19 4 3 7/13 2/6 3/6 1 26 1 0 4 0 4 -3 26
T. Johnson 17 4 4 6/11 2/5 3/4 3 24 0 0 2 0 4 +3 27
W. Ellington 5 1 1 2/4 1/3 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 -3 8
D. Jones Jr. 2 1 0 0/2 0/0 2/2 0 12 0 0 0 0 1 -3 3
B. Adebayo 2 7 2 1/2 0/0 0/0 4 30 1 2 2 3 4 +11 14
G. Dragic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Waiters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Maten - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Haslem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 118 41 27 41/86 16/40 20/26 21 235 6 6 16 13 28 -25 209
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 24 6 15 9/19 2/8 4/5 0 31 0 1 5 2 4 +5 56
T. Waller-Prince 15 4 3 5/11 3/8 2/3 5 22 1 0 1 0 4 -3 25
A. Len 11 4 0 3/5 2/3 3/4 2 23 1 3 1 1 3 +8 18
K. Bazemore 10 3 1 4/6 0/0 2/2 2 22 2 0 5 0 3 +13 12
O. Spellman 7 4 1 3/4 1/1 0/1 1 20 0 2 0 1 3 +5 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 24 6 15 9/19 2/8 4/5 0 31 0 1 5 2 4 +5 56
T. Waller-Prince 15 4 3 5/11 3/8 2/3 5 22 1 0 1 0 4 -3 25
A. Len 11 4 0 3/5 2/3 3/4 2 23 1 3 1 1 3 +8 18
K. Bazemore 10 3 1 4/6 0/0 2/2 2 22 2 0 5 0 3 +13 12
O. Spellman 7 4 1 3/4 1/1 0/1 1 20 0 2 0 1 3 +5 15
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Dedmon 15 7 0 7/13 1/2 0/0 3 22 0 2 0 1 6 -4 24
V. Carter 12 2 2 5/7 1/2 1/2 1 18 1 0 0 1 1 +8 19
K. Huerter 12 1 3 5/9 2/5 0/0 3 29 1 0 1 0 1 +1 19
J. Lin 6 0 4 1/3 0/0 4/4 1 16 1 0 0 0 0 -1 15
D. Bembry 6 4 3 2/8 0/2 2/2 1 23 3 0 3 1 3 0 16
A. Poythress 5 3 1 2/3 1/1 0/0 2 9 0 0 0 1 2 -7 10
M. Plumlee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Adams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Dorsey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Collins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 123 38 33 46/88 13/32 18/23 21 235 10 8 16 8 30 +25 229