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Young, Carter power Hawks past Cavs, 111-108

ATLANTA (AP) There hasn't been much for Hawks forward John Collins to feel good about this season.

His team has almost no chance to make the playoffs, so Collins wants to enjoy the good times while they last.

''We're a young team with a new coaching staff,'' he said. ''It's all about getting together as a group and figuring it out. I think we have been.''

Trae Young and Vince Carter each scored 21 points, Collins added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Atlanta beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Saturday night.

Carter, 41, had his first game with 20 points for Atlanta and became the oldest player in history to lead or tie for the team lead in scoring. He looked half his age with a baseline dunk midway through the fourth and then hit a corner 3 that made it 98-92 a couple of minutes later.

''More than anything, I wanted to bring the energy,'' Carter said. ''I'm not the youngest guy, but I want to play the hardest.''

Atlanta, enjoying a rare run of success in its first season of rebuilding under new coach Lloyd Pierce, has won five of six. At 11-24, the Hawks have the fourth-worst mark in the Eastern Conference, but they've done better recently compared to Cleveland, which dropped its sixth in a row.

Cedi Osman finished with 22 points, and Larry Nance Jr. and Collin Sexton each had 18 for the Cavs. Cleveland fell to 8-29, worst in the NBA.

The Cavs never led after Jaron Blossomgame's alley-oop dunk made it a three-point game midway through the third. They trailed by 12 late in the third, but Sexton's free throw tied it at 106-all with 58 seconds remaining.

After Collins scored on a follow shot, Alec Burks made an errant inbound pass to Nance that Justin Anderson stole and handed to Young.

''We just didn't set our screens, and they did a good job of denying us,'' Osman said. ''Everything just happened really fast, and we lost the ball, but that was just another of our simple mistakes.''

Young missed a 3-pointer, but DeAndre' Bembry was fouled on a rebound and hit a free throw to make it a three-point game. Cleveland blew its last chance to score when Jordan Clarkson missed a 3 in the closing seconds.

''We are going to keep fighting,'' Cavs coach Larry Drew said. ''I don't think we put ourselves in a position for it to be a better result at the end of the game and we just didn't make plays down the stretch and missed some free throws.''

Trailing by 10 in the last 2 minutes of the first, Atlanta tied it at 28-all on Young's straightaway 3 and took its first lead on Alex Len's inside basket early in the second. Len took passes from Young and Kent Bazemore to score at the rim on consecutive possessions that put the Hawks up 47-41, and the lead jumped to 12 on 3s by Jeremy Lin and Kevin Huerter.

EARLY NIGHT

Bazemore limped off the floor with a right ankle sprain midway through the third and did not return. Working to get open, Bazemore drew a foul as he fell backward into Osman. He made one of two free throws before heading straight to the locker room and finished with five points and five rebounds in 20 minutes.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Drew had only nine healthy players for the second straight night. ... Ante Zizic was a late scratch with right knee soreness. ... G Rodney Hood missed his fourth straight game with a left Achilles tendon soreness. ... Nance appeared to have a leg injury late in the game but he stayed in. ... The lineup of Sexton, Burks, Blossomgame, Osman and Nance Jr. dropped to 0-2. It was the Cavs' 16th starting five.

Hawks: F Taurean Prince, the team's third-leading scorer, missed his 11th game with a left ankle sprain. ... Young, Bazemore, Huerter, Len and Collins comprised the 10th lineup for Lloyd Pierce.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Host Miami on Wednesday.

Hawks: Visit Indiana on Monday to begin a three-game road trip.

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Key Players
J. Clarkson
8 PG
J. Collins
20 PF
29.5 Min. Per Game 29.5
18.8 Pts. Per Game 18.8
2.4 Ast. Per Game 2.4
10.0 Reb. Per Game 10.0
45.2 Field Goal % 57.9
45.1 Three Point % 58.3
86.1 Free Throw % 68.6
+ 2 Alec Burks made driving layup, assist by Cedi Osman 0:01
+ 1 Vince Carter made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:06
+ 1 Vince Carter made 1st of 2 free throws 0:06
  Personal foul on Cedi Osman 0:06
  Defensive rebound by Vince Carter 0:06
  Jordan Clarkson missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:08
  Defensive rebound by Cedi Osman 0:12
  DeAndre' Bembry missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:14
+ 1 DeAndre' Bembry made 1st of 2 free throws 0:14
  Personal foul on Alec Burks 0:14
  ATL team rebound 0:14
Team Stats
Points 108 111
Field Goals 40-85 (47.1%) 43-98 (43.9%)
3-Pointers 5-23 (21.7%) 10-37 (27.0%)
Free Throws 23-29 (79.3%) 15-25 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 51 65
Offensive 11 17
Defensive 34 35
Team 6 13
Assists 27 27
Steals 8 7
Blocks 2 4
Turnovers 12 12
Fouls 23 25
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 15 REB, 7 AST
21 PTS, 3 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Cavaliers 8-29 26252334108
home team logo Hawks 11-24 23342727111
Team Stats
away team logo Cavaliers 8-29 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Hawks 11-24 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
C. Osman SF 13.0 PPG 4.7 RPG 2.6 APG 42.7 FG%
T. Young PG 19.1 PPG 3.7 RPG 8.1 APG 41.8 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Osman SF 22 PTS 8 REB 3 AST
T. Young PG 21 PTS 3 REB 9 AST
47.1 FG% 43.9
21.7 3PT FG% 27.0
79.3 FT% 60.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Osman 22 8 3 8/12 2/4 4/6 5 35 0 0 3 2 6 +8 33
L. Nance Jr. 18 15 7 7/8 0/1 4/4 0 36 4 1 0 2 13 +16 52
C. Sexton 18 3 6 6/15 0/1 6/8 4 28 0 0 0 0 3 +6 33
A. Burks 17 5 5 7/14 1/4 2/2 5 40 2 0 2 1 4 +1 32
J. Blossomgame 2 2 0 1/5 0/2 0/0 0 22 0 0 2 1 1 -9 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Osman 22 8 3 8/12 2/4 4/6 5 35 0 0 3 2 6 +8 33
L. Nance Jr. 18 15 7 7/8 0/1 4/4 0 36 4 1 0 2 13 +16 52
C. Sexton 18 3 6 6/15 0/1 6/8 4 28 0 0 0 0 3 +6 33
A. Burks 17 5 5 7/14 1/4 2/2 5 40 2 0 2 1 4 +1 32
J. Blossomgame 2 2 0 1/5 0/2 0/0 0 22 0 0 2 1 1 -9 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Clarkson 15 3 2 6/14 1/4 2/2 1 28 1 0 1 2 1 -9 22
M. Dellavedova 7 1 3 2/5 1/3 2/2 4 19 1 0 4 0 1 -8 11
J. Jones 7 7 1 2/4 0/0 3/5 3 17 0 0 0 3 4 -1 16
C. Frye 2 1 0 1/8 0/4 0/0 1 11 0 1 0 0 1 -19 4
T. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Love - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Henson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Hood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Zizic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Nwaba - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 108 45 27 40/85 5/23 23/29 23 236 8 2 12 11 34 -15 205
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 21 3 9 8/16 2/6 3/4 2 33 1 0 3 0 3 0 40
J. Collins 14 12 2 6/13 0/1 2/3 5 27 0 0 1 6 6 +1 29
A. Len 12 4 1 5/12 0/3 2/2 3 23 0 1 1 2 2 -1 18
K. Huerter 7 5 4 3/12 1/5 0/0 3 30 0 0 2 3 2 -10 18
K. Bazemore 5 5 2 2/9 0/3 1/2 3 20 1 0 0 0 5 +4 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 21 3 9 8/16 2/6 3/4 2 33 1 0 3 0 3 0 40
J. Collins 14 12 2 6/13 0/1 2/3 5 27 0 0 1 6 6 +1 29
A. Len 12 4 1 5/12 0/3 2/2 3 23 0 1 1 2 2 -1 18
K. Huerter 7 5 4 3/12 1/5 0/0 3 30 0 0 2 3 2 -10 18
K. Bazemore 5 5 2 2/9 0/3 1/2 3 20 1 0 0 0 5 +4 15
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
V. Carter 21 4 0 7/11 4/7 3/4 4 23 1 0 1 0 4 -1 25
D. Bembry 11 4 3 4/12 1/6 2/4 3 29 2 2 1 2 2 -3 24
A. Poythress 11 3 1 5/7 1/2 0/0 1 15 0 0 0 2 1 +8 16
J. Lin 7 6 3 2/3 1/2 2/4 0 16 0 1 1 1 5 +6 19
J. Anderson 2 5 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 0 15 2 0 1 1 4 +11 10
M. Plumlee 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/2 1 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
D. Dedmon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Adams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Dorsey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Waller-Prince - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Spellman - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 111 52 27 43/98 10/37 15/25 25 236 7 4 12 17 35 +15 216