The AT&T Center will play host to a Sunday NBA clash between the Atlanta Hawks and the San Antonio Spurs. The Hawks (35-35) are four games below .500 on the road and own a one-game lead over Toronto for eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings. On Friday, Atlanta led by eight points after one quarter and held on down the stretch for a 119-111 home victory versus Golden State.
Trae Young led seven Atlanta players in double figures with 25 points (8-18 FG) and 12 assists. John Collins chipped in 22 points (8-15 FG) and five rebounds for the Hawks, who assisted on 27 of 47 made field goals and shot 47 percent overall.
The San Antonio Spurs have dropped 25 of their first 37 home games and are tied with Houston for the worst overall record in the Western Conference. On Friday, San Antonio blew a 29-point lead during a 126-120 home loss versus San Antonio. The Spus (18-52) connected on 20-for-52 from long range and the blown lead was the largest in the league this season.
San Antonio D Devin Vassell tallied a team-high 25 points (9-21) FG, five rebounds, and five assists. Zach Collins added 24 points on 7-for-16 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. Olympic Gold Medalist Keldon Johnson scored 21 points for the Spurs, who shot just 40 percent from the field.