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Trae Young scores 30 points, Hawks beat Hornets 122-107

Trae Young had 30 points and nine assists and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-107 on Sunday night for their second victory in 13 games.

Jabari Parker added 19 points and Vince Carter had 17 off the bench on 7-of-9 shooting to help the Hawks improve to 6-17.

Young had 20 points in the second half, including 14 in the decisive fourth quarter in which the Hawks blew open the game.

Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) gets his shot off as he drives by Atlanta Hawks' Vince Carter (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP PhotoBob Leverone)

Miles Bridges and P.J. Washington each had 20 points to lead the Hornets. They have lost three of four on a five-game homestand. Washington left the game midway through the fourth quarter after rolling his right ankle on a drive.

Atlanta's Alex Len finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds and played a big role in helping turn the tide of the game in the third quarter.

The 7-foot center scored 11 points in the frame, scoring on a 3 from the top of the key, a pick-and-roll dunk from Carter and on the offensive glass, to give the Hawks the lead by five entering the fourth.

Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) moves the ball past Charlotte Hornets' Terry Rozier (3) and away from Bismack Biyombo (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP PhotoBob Leverone)

From there, Young took over as the Hawks broke open the game with a 19-8 run to start the fourth quarter. Young was 5 of 7 from the field in the third quarter with two 3-pointers.

TIP INS

Hawks: DeAndre Hunter returned after missing a game because of a dislocated right index finger. He had 10 points and five assists. ... Atlanta's backups outscored Charlotte's 57-36.

Atlanta Hawks' Damian Jones (30) dunks on Charlotte Hornets' Bismack Biyombo (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP PhotoBob Leverone)

Hornets: Marvin Williams did not play due to a knee injury. He tried to warm up before the game, but wasn't able to go. ... Shot just 40% from the field. ... Scoring leader Devonte Graham had a rough ynight shooting, finishing with 12 points on 4-of-17 shooting. He had eight assists.

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Hawks: At Miami on Tuesday night.

Atlanta Hawks' head coach Lloyd Pierce makes a call from the bench against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP PhotoBob Leverone)

Hornets: At Washington on Monday night.

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