By Tiffany Williams –
On Monday night the Hawks continued their three-game home stand with a 136-113 loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Monday’s contest was the first of two meetings with the Timberwolves this season. The two clubs will meet again on March 22 at the Target Center.
The Hawks came into tonight’s contest owning a 40-23 overall record against the Timberwolves, including a 24-8 mark in Atlanta, and the Hawks have won each of its past five games against Minnesota, averaging 121.2 points and 28.2 assists over that time (.483 FG%, .434 3FG%, .883 FT%).
Tonight, Trae Young played 34 minutes and finished with 41 points, six rebounds, seven assists and shooting 15-25 FG and 1-4 3PT. Young extended his streak of 5+ assists to 96 straight games, and tonight secured his 29th career game with at least 40 points and 5 assists, tied with LeBron James for the third-most such games by any player 24-years-or-younger in NBA history.
Dejounte Murray tonight played 33 minutes and finished with eleven points, five rebounds and two assists. Murray tallied his 30th multi-steal game of the season. He has swiped at least one steal in seven straight games, his third-longest such streak of the season.
Next up for the Hawks is the Golden State Warriors on Friday night to wrap up their three-game homestand. The last time the Hawks and the Warriors met was at the turn of the New Year on January 2, and the Warriors took that contest in a 143-141 double- overtime victory at the Chase Center.