Clippers vs Hawks Friday: Score, Highlights, Stats, More

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Reggie Jackson and the LA Clippers (35-34) took on Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks (32-34) in part of the Friday NBA slate. It was the Hawks who came out on top with 112-106 being the final score.

The Hawks entered this matchup on a two-game losing streak and in need of turning things around to maintain a cushion on the Washington Wizards for the final play-in spot in the Eastern Conference.

Trae Young answered the bill with 27 points, five rebounds, and 11 assists. There were five other Hawks players who managed to reach double-figure scoring in this one; Kevin Huerter (16), Clint Capela (14), Danilo Gallinari (13), De’Andre Hunter (12), and Bogdan Bogdanovic (11).

The Clippers, who were winners of seven of their last 10 games, received a strong 24 points apiece from Reggie Jackson and Ivica Zubac. Young managed to lead the Hawks down the stretch while Los Angeles did not have the necessary closer available.

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Despite not having Kawhi Leonard or Paul George in the lineup for so much of the 2021-22 season, the LA Clippers continue to do what they can to stay float behind the coaching of Tyronn Lue. There just wasn’t quite enough to get it done in this one.

The Atlanta Hawks are coming off a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals but have experienced substantial slippage defensively. Their young talents around Trae Young haven’t quite taken leaps forward either.

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