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NBA roundup: Hunter, Young lead Hawks past Bucks, 121-106

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Atlanta’s Trae Young loses the ball in front of Milwaukee’s George Hill in the primary half Monday night in Milwaukee. Morry Gash/Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — De’Andre Hunter scored 24 points and Trae Young had 21 points and nine assists, leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 121-106 victory over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

Clint Capela added 19 points and 10 rebounds as Atlanta won for the fifth time in seven games. Dejounte Murray also scored 19, and John Collins had 16 points and nine boards.

Antetokounmpo, who missed the last two games and three of the last 4 with left knee soreness, scored 27 points in 31 minutes. The Bucks have lost three of 4 after a 9-0 start.

Atlanta led 94-80 entering the ultimate quarter. Milwaukee scored eight consecutive points to shut to 108-99 with 3:12 left. Antetokounmpo fouled out with 1:35 remaining, and Murray hit each free throws to make it 116-101.

It was the third meeting between the teams in 16 days. The Bucks suffered their first lack of the season at Atlanta every week ago.

MarJon Beauchamp had 20 points for the Bucks, who lost for the primary time at home after seven victories.

Atlanta scored 34 points within the paint in the primary half en path to a 63-50 lead on the break. The Hawks shot 56.3% in the primary half, in comparison with 39.5% for the Bucks, who were just 3 of 14 from beyond the arc.

CLIPPERS 112, ROCKETS 106: Paul George scored 22 points in three quarters to steer Los Angeles to a win at Houston.

George, who also had eight rebounds and five assists, spent the fourth quarter on the bench with the sport in hand as Coach Tyronn Lue didn’t play his starters in the ultimate quarter on the front end of a back-to-back.

Los Angeles led by 11 to start out the fourth and the team’s reserves played well enough to not only hold the lead but pad it because the Rockets struggled.

RAPTORS 115, PISTONS 111: Dalano Banton scored 27 points and Chris Boucher added 20 as visiting Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak.

O.G. Anunoby added 19 points and 7 rebounds for Toronto, which played without Fred VanVleet (non-COVID illness), Pascal Siakam (abdominal strain) and Gary Trent (hip).

Rookie Jaden Ivey scored 21 for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight. Bojan Bogandovic added 18 points.

HORNETS 112, MAGIC 105: LaMelo Ball had 17 points and nine assists, and visiting Charlotte stopped an eight-game slide.

Charlotte had seven players rating in double figures, including its starting lineup. Mason Plumlee had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Terry Rozier scored 17 points, and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 16.

Franz Wagner scored 23 points and Wendell Carter Jr., added 20 for Orlando, however the Magic had 22 turnovers.

HEAT 113, SUNS 112: Bam Adebayo scored 30 points, including a pair of free throws to place Miami up for good with 35 seconds left, and the Heat rallied from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to beat visiting Phoenix.

Phoenix had three shots to win on its final possession – a missed layup by Cameron Payne, a jumper from Devin Booker that Jimmy Butler blocked, after which a 3-pointer from Booker that fell short.

Butler finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists for Miami. Caleb Martin and Kyle Lowry each scored 15 for Miami, which got back to .500 at 7-7.

Booker led the Suns with 25 points.

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