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Bogdanovic leads Kings past Young, Hawks, 121-109

ATLANTA (AP) Once Bogdan Bogdanovic and the Sacramento Kings starting making 3-pointers, they didn't stop.

That's just what coach Luke Walton wants to see.

Bogdanovic scored 20 points and hit two of his 3-pointers in a key fourth-quarter flurry and the Sacramento Kings fought off Atlanta's comeback attempt to beat the Hawks 121-109 on Friday night.

Sacramento led by 21 points in the second period before Trae Young, who had 30 points, led Atlanta's second-half comeback. The Hawks cut the Kings' lead to one point, 94-93, before Sacramento answered with a string of five 3-pointers, including the two by Bogdanovic.

The Kings made 18 of 31 3-pointers for the game.

''We have really good shooters on our team,'' Walton said. ''We know that. ... When our guys are open we want them letting it fly.''

Buddy Hield led the Kings with 22 points. De'Aaron Fox had 17 with nine assists.

Young scored 16 points in the third quarter, when the Hawks whittled away at the Kings' lead.

Atlanta's comeback carried into the fourth quarter. Young's steal set up a layup by Cam Reddish, leaving Sacramento's lead one point.

Bogdanovic then sparked the Kings' flurry of 3-pointers that ended Atlanta's comeback.

''I think we had to fight too much to get back in the game, and that's something we've got to get better at,'' Young said.

After opening the season with five straight losses, the Kings have won three of four. Hield said strong shooting has led the recovery.

''Guys are shooting the ball and making shots at a high clip,'' Hield said.

Sacramento led 63-47 at halftime. The Kings' big first-half lead was 21 points, 59-38.

Young had only eight points in the first half but scored Atlanta's first three baskets after the break.

''I was mad at the way I played,'' Young said of his quiet first half. ''I wanted to come out and make a difference.''

Jabari Parker had 25 points and eight rebounds for Atlanta.

Young's 3-pointer trimmed the Kings' lead to 68-54.

Sacramento led 72-54 before Atlanta's 12-0 run, capped by Damian Jones' jam on a pass from Young, cut the lead to six points.

TIP-INS

Kings: Trevor Ariza had 14 points with four 3s. ... F Harry Giles III made his season debut with four points. He returned from a sore left knee. ... The Kings have won four straight in their series against Atlanta, including a sweep of two games last season.

Hawks: Kevin Huerter scored 17 points off the bench while making four of seven 3s. ... Coach Lloyd Pierce said an upcoming five-game road trip will be a good test for his young team. He said he wasn't happy with the way his team responded to its first challenge of games on back-to-back nights, losing at home to Chicago on Wednesday following a win over San Antonio. ... Parker has scored in double figures in seven of eight games.

SOONERS REUNION

In the matchup of high-scoring former Oklahoma standouts, Hield scored 11 points in the third quarter. That helped the Kings overcome Young's hot streak. It also helped prevent Young from finally winning a matchup against his former teammate.

''Obviously I know Buddy,'' Young said. ''... I always try to win when I go up against him. I haven't done it yet.''

HOT SHOOTING

The Kings built their big first-half lead on 63.4% shooting (26 of 41) from the field. They finished at 55.3% (42 of 76) overall and 58.1% on 3s.

COLD SHOOTING

The Hawks couldn't keep pace with the Kings' long-range shooting. Atlanta made 9 of 28 3s. ''We're getting 3s, but we're not getting the ones we want,'' Pierce said. ''That will change.''

UP NEXT

Kings: After completing a three-game trip, Sacramento returns home to play Portland on Tuesday night.

Hawks: Atlanta begins a five-game, West Coast trip when it plays at Portland on Sunday night.

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Key Players
D. Fox
5 PG
T. Young
11 PG
29.7 Min. Per Game 29.7
24.2 Pts. Per Game 24.2
7.5 Ast. Per Game 7.5
4.2 Reb. Per Game 4.2
43.0 Field Goal % 47.7
41.5 Three Point % 44.8
71.0 Free Throw % 81.6
  Defensive rebound by DeAndre' Bembry 0:17
  Bogdan Bogdanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:21
  Defensive rebound by Trevor Ariza 0:41
  Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:45
  Bad pass turnover on Trevor Ariza, stolen by Trae Young 0:50
+ 2 Jabari Parker made layup, assist by Trae Young 1:09
  Lost ball turnover on Bogdan Bogdanovic, stolen by Jabari Parker 1:13
+ 2 Jabari Parker made hook shot 1:34
+ 1 Bogdan Bogdanovic made free throw 1:44
  Shooting foul on Vince Carter 1:44
+ 2 Bogdan Bogdanovic made driving layup 1:44
Team Stats
Points 121 109
Field Goals 42-76 (55.3%) 46-87 (52.9%)
3-Pointers 18-31 (58.1%) 9-28 (32.1%)
Free Throws 19-22 (86.4%) 8-14 (57.1%)
Total Rebounds 40 44
Offensive 9 11
Defensive 27 23
Team 4 10
Assists 27 23
Steals 7 8
Blocks 7 6
Turnovers 14 12
Fouls 19 19
Technicals 1 1
17 PTS, 4 REB, 9 AST
30 PTS, 2 REB, 12 AST
1234T
away team logo Kings 3-6 31322830121
home team logo Hawks 3-5 24233626109
Team Stats
away team logo Kings 3-6 104.8 PPG 42.2 RPG 21.7 APG
home team logo Hawks 3-5 106.5 PPG 43.8 RPG 23.2 APG
Key Players
B. Hield SG 18.5 PPG 4.6 RPG 1.6 APG 41.1 FG%
T. Young PG 26.6 PPG 4.1 RPG 8.8 APG 44.1 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Hield SG 22 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
T. Young PG 30 PTS 2 REB 12 AST
55.3 FG% 52.9
58.1 3PT FG% 32.1
86.4 FT% 57.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Hield 22 5 1 9/17 3/8 1/1 1 25 0 1 2 1 4 -4 28
D. Fox 17 4 9 6/10 0/0 5/6 3 29 1 1 5 1 3 -4 36
H. Barnes 16 4 4 5/10 2/4 4/6 2 35 2 0 0 3 1 +14 30
N. Bjelica 13 0 3 5/7 3/4 0/0 2 19 1 0 1 0 0 -2 19
R. Holmes 2 9 1 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 29 0 1 0 2 7 +10 14
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Hield 22 5 1 9/17 3/8 1/1 1 25 0 1 2 1 4 -4 28
D. Fox 17 4 9 6/10 0/0 5/6 3 29 1 1 5 1 3 -4 36
H. Barnes 16 4 4 5/10 2/4 4/6 2 35 2 0 0 3 1 +14 30
N. Bjelica 13 0 3 5/7 3/4 0/0 2 19 1 0 1 0 0 -2 19
R. Holmes 2 9 1 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 29 0 1 0 2 7 +10 14
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Bogdanovic 20 4 5 6/9 5/6 3/3 2 28 1 1 2 0 4 +21 34
T. Ariza 14 2 0 5/7 4/6 0/0 4 23 2 0 3 0 2 +12 15
C. Joseph 9 4 4 4/8 1/2 0/0 2 28 0 2 1 0 4 +11 22
D. Dedmon 4 3 0 0/2 0/1 4/4 1 11 0 0 0 2 1 0 7
H. Giles 4 1 0 1/2 0/0 2/2 1 7 0 1 0 0 1 +2 6
D. Jeffries - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Swanigan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. James - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Ferrell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Guy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Gabriel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Bagley III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 121 36 27 42/76 18/31 19/22 19 234 7 7 14 9 27 +60 211
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 30 2 12 12/22 3/10 3/3 0 39 5 0 5 2 0 -6 56
J. Parker 25 8 2 11/18 1/5 2/2 2 32 1 1 0 4 4 -5 39
C. Reddish 7 1 1 3/8 1/2 0/0 2 21 1 1 1 0 1 -16 11
A. Len 4 7 0 2/4 0/0 0/2 2 21 0 3 0 1 6 -11 14
D. Hunter 4 2 2 2/7 0/2 0/0 1 22 0 0 1 0 2 -9 9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 30 2 12 12/22 3/10 3/3 0 39 5 0 5 2 0 -6 56
J. Parker 25 8 2 11/18 1/5 2/2 2 32 1 1 0 4 4 -5 39
C. Reddish 7 1 1 3/8 1/2 0/0 2 21 1 1 1 0 1 -16 11
A. Len 4 7 0 2/4 0/0 0/2 2 21 0 3 0 1 6 -11 14
D. Hunter 4 2 2 2/7 0/2 0/0 1 22 0 0 1 0 2 -9 9
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Huerter 17 3 4 6/10 4/7 1/1 1 29 0 0 0 1 2 -1 28
D. Jones 8 1 0 4/6 0/1 0/2 2 14 0 0 2 1 0 -10 7
V. Carter 5 3 0 2/2 0/0 1/2 4 16 0 1 0 1 2 -1 9
D. Bembry 5 3 2 2/6 0/1 1/2 4 24 1 0 1 1 2 -3 12
T. Wallace 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 -6 3
B. Fernando 2 3 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 9 0 0 2 0 3 +8 3
C. Parsons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Turner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Crabbe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Goodwin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 109 34 23 46/87 9/28 8/14 19 234 8 6 12 11 23 -60 191