Young’s 36 points lift Hawks over Lakers, 129-121 – CBS Los Angeles

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 36 points and the Atlanta Hawks earned their seventh straight win as they rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 129-121 on Sunday.

Young also had 12 assists. John Collins added 20 points with 11 rebounds and Clint Capela scored 15 points.

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Malik Monk led Los Angeles with 33 points in the Lakers’ third straight loss, all without LeBron James.

James was absent from the team due to persistent swelling in his left knee. He returned to Los Angeles for treatment.

Los Angeles ended its road trip with Sunday’s defeat. The Lakers went 2-4 in six games on that trip from Arena.

The Hawks achieved their longest winning streak of the season by charging back from a 101-91 deficit in the fourth quarter. The Lakers posted a season-high 71 points in the first half while making 71.4% of their shots from the field, but they couldn’t continue the hot shooting in the closing stages.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – JANUARY 30: Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis #3 reacts after their 129-121 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on January 30, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTICE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photograph, the user agrees to the terms of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Anthony Davis, who returned after missing a game with a sore right wrist, had 27 points for Los Angeles. Russell Westbrook added 20 points.

Monk’s eighth 3-pointer made it 121. De’Andre Hunter made one of two free throws for Atlanta before Young threw in a 3-pointer for a four-point lead.

Young extended the lead by taking two free throws with 25 seconds left.

As Sunday’s games began, the Hawks were ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference. They were 12th before the winning streak.

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Before the game, Lakers coach Frank Vogel said an MRI on James’ knee revealed “general swelling.”

“As long as the swelling is there, he’ll be out,” Vogel said.

Monk was on target on his return after missing a game with pain in his left groin. Monk wet 4 for 5 by 3 points from Ranger in the first half. His last-second three ended a 10-2 run to end the half and sent the Lakers into the break with a 71-62 lead.

Monk had a season-high 29 points in the Lakers’ 134-118 home win over the Hawks on Jan. 7. Monk once again cheered on Atlanta’s defense to set a new season high.


Lakers: The 71 points in the first half was a season high for both halves. The Lakers made 30 of 42 shots from the field at halftime (71.4%). …Monk made 8 out of 14 3s.

Hawks: Onyeka Okongwu had four dunks in the last third and scored 16 points. … Atlanta also won seven straight games from Nov. 14-26.


Lakers: After completing a six-game road trip, Portland welcomes you Wednesday night.

Hawks: host Toronto on Monday night.

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