NBA: Trae Young scores career-high 50 to beat Heat
Hawks come back from five points down in last two minutes, Young scores 20 of his 50 points in last quarter
Trae Young scored a career-high 50 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Miami Heat 129-124 in an NBA game on Thursday night.
Young scored 20 of his 50 points in the fourth quarter.
With 01:51 to go in the fourth quarter, the Heat went up 124-119, after Bam Adebayo completed an and-one play with a free throw.
The last 10 points belonged to Hawks as they first cut the lead to three after Collins made a tip-dunk, then Hunter hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 124-124 with 55 seconds to go.
Cam Reddish dunked to give his team the lead with 31 seconds to go, 126-124. The Heat turned the ball over so the Hawks could ice the game with free throws.
For the Heat, Bam Adebayo scored 28 points and pulled down season-high 19 rebounds in the disappointing loss.
The Heat, battling for the home court advantage in the first round of the upcoming playoffs, are currently at the 4th spot with a 35 win-20 loss record.
Rockets rout Warriors 135-105
In another match of Thursday action, the Houston Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors 135-105.
James Harden was the high-scorer for his team, scoring 29 points and dishing out 10 assists in the comfortable victory.
Russell Westbrook was also in form, he scored 21 points and made 10 assists of his own.
For the Warriors, the bottom team in the Western Conference with 12 wins and 44 losses, newly acquired Andrew Wiggins scored team-high 22 points.
The Rockets, battling for a high-seed in the West, improved to 35 wins, are currently at 5th spot.
Klay Thompson to return next season
The Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not play the remainder of this season due to injury.
"Klay Thompson, who suffered a torn left ACL during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, was recently re-evaluated and confirmed to be on track with his rehabilitation timeline. He will not play the remainder of this season, but is expected to return when training camp begins late Sept.," the Warriors announced on their Twitter account.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Clippers signed free agent guard Reggie Jackson on Thursday.
The 29-year-old appeared in 14 NBA games for the Detroit Pistons this season, averaged 14.9 points, 5.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds so far.
*Detroit Pistons-Milwaukee Bucks: 106-126
*Atlanta Hawks-Miami Heat: 129-124
*Philadelphia 76ers-Brooklyn Nets: 112-104
*Chicago Bulls-Charlotte Hornets: 93-103
*Sacramento Kings-Memphis Grizzlies: 129-125
*Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets: 105-135
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