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Dejounte Murray, De’Andre Hunter help Hawks beat Clippers 110-93 to snap 3-game skid



Dejounte Murray, De'Andre Hunter help Hawks beat Clippers 110-93 to snap 3-game skid
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By JOE REEDY, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dejounte Murray scored 21 elements, De’Andre Hunter added 20 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 110-93 on Sunday night time time to snap a three-game dropping streak.

Jalen Johnson had 18 elements and 12 rebounds, and Clint Capela added 15 elements and 13 rebounds for the Hawks.

“We have now been all on the an identical internet web page. Everybody was hungry to do larger, and I really feel we did that from the first man all the best way by which down, was talking to 1 one other, was serving to 1 one other,” acknowledged Murray, who had 5 3-pointers, marking a career-high fifth straight recreation he has knocked down not lower than 4 from previous the arc. “We have now been vigorous your complete recreation, and I really feel that was important for this good workers win.”

Kawhi Leonard scored 28 elements to information the Clippers, and Paul George had 26. Los Angeles has misplaced 4 of its ultimate 5 and is in fourth place throughout the Western Conference.

“Once you don’t play onerous and compete and in addition you don’t take care of points you can take care of on a nightly basis, you can lose. And so tonight was a type of nights,” Clippers coach Tyronn Lue acknowledged.

Atlanta — which sits in tenth place throughout the Jap Conference — had a 31-29 lead on the end of the first quarter, sooner than outscoring the Clippers 30-15 throughout the second quarter to take a 61-44 profit into halftime. Atlanta was 11 of 23 from the sphere throughout the quarter whereas the Los Angeles was 6 of 23, along with 1 of 10 on 3-pointers.

Capela led the best way by which for the Hawks throughout the first half with 10 elements and 10 rebounds.

Leonard had 17 elements throughout the first quarter, the second-most elements he has had throughout the opening 12 minutes of a regular-season recreation in his 12-year occupation. He had three 3-pointers and completed a four-point play with 40 seconds remaining that tied the score at 29-all.

Atlanta then scored the next 10 elements to take administration.

“I’ve acquired to current them credit score rating. They started shrinking the bottom and bringing in a single different man in path of me,” Leonard acknowledged.

Los Angeles acquired inside six midway by way of the quarter sooner than Atlanta countered with a 17-2 run. A turnaround hook shot by Capela put the Hawks up 61-40 with 2:15 remaining throughout the first half.

Hawks coach Quin Snyder lauded his workers’s safety. Atlanta compelled 16 turnovers, which led to 26 elements and likewise held Los Angeles to a 37.8% capturing cost from the bottom (28 of 74).

“Our avid gamers acknowledged some points to 1 one other that we now have to do on safety and trying to be really centered on doing these points. After which, offensively really attacking this group. They’re a superb workers, so I was happy with how we carried out,” Snyder acknowledged.

A 3-pointer by Hunter gave Atlanta its largest lead at 91-62 decrease than one minute into the fourth quarter. The Clippers went on a 24-9 run, nevertheless could not draw nearer.

James Harden, who missed the Clippers’ ultimate two video video games on account of a left shoulder stress, had 9 elements and 9 assists in 36 minutes.