Clint Capela had 28 points and 17 rebounds, Trae Young had 28 points and 12 assists, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame two late meltdowns to beat the San Antonio Spurs 134-129 in double overtime
SAN ANTONIO — Clint Capela had 28 points and 17 rebounds, Trae Young had 28 points and 12 assists, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame two late meltdowns to beat the San Antonio Spurs 134-129 in double overtime Thursday night.
Young had 15 points in the overtime periods as Atlanta snapped a two-game skid. Bogdan Bogdanovic added 28 points while shooting 4 for 5 on 3-pointers.
San Antonio veteran DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and nine assists, and Derrick White had a career-high seven 3-pointers en route to 29 points.
Danilo Gallinari’s 3-pointer put Atlanta up 133-129 with 11.8 seconds remaining in the second overtime after Rudy Gay’s 3 pulled San Antonio within a point. Young added a free throw to seal it.
San Antonio closed the final 3 1/2 minutes of regulation on a 9-3 run to force the initial overtime.
DeRozan tied it at 110 with 2.7 seconds remaining with a short jumper. Young had a driving runner roll off the rim as regulation ended. Young responded with seven points in the initial overtime.
Gay tied it at 119 in overtime on a 3-pointer with 59.1 seconds remaining. Following missed shots by Young and White, the Hawks failed to get a shot off on their final possession before time expired in overtime.
Young responded with another seven points in the second overtime, including a 3-pointer that put the Hawks up 130-124 with 1:18 remaining.
Gay finished with 18 points. San Antonio, playing on the second night of a back-to-back, has lost six of eight.
Atlanta, which was without injured power forward John Collins, had five players score in double figures.
White’s seventh 3-pointer pulled the Spurs within 98-97 with 6:18 remaining and Murray’s 3-point play cut the Hawks’ lead to 109-108 with 15 seconds remaining.
The Hawks focused on their interior defense in response to a Spurs team that likes to drive to the basket. San Antonio was unable to respond, going 13 for 40 on 3-pointers.
Atlanta’s first four baskets to open the second half were 3-pointers, with Bogdanovic hitting the first three and Tony Snell closing the run to put the Hawks up 66-55 with 8:32 left in the third.
The Spurs are 9-19 when they trail by 10 points at any time during the game.
Atlanta’s bench outscored San Antonio’s 41-29. Gallinari had 16 points to lead the reserves and Onyeka Okongwu had 10.
Hawks: Collins is expected to miss a week with a sprained left ankle. Collins had nine points, four rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes against Phoenix on Tuesday before suffering the injury. … After playing two games following his return from surgery, De’Andre Hunter missed his fourth straight game with a sore right knee. Hawks coach Nate McMillan said Hunter will also miss Friday’s game against the Pelicans. … The Hawks are 12-15 in road games.
Spurs: G Lonnie Walker IV missed his sixth straight game with a sore right wrist. … Trey Lyles sat out with an ankle injury. … Mills hit his 1,179th 3-pointer, surpassing Deron Williams for 75th in league history. … White’s previous career high was five 3-pointers against the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 29, 2019. … The Spurs are 12-14 on their home court.
Hawks: Visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.
Spurs: Host the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.
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