Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Charlotte Hornets (14-11) play against the Atlanta Hawks (12-12) at State Farm Arena

Game Time: 6:00 PM EST on Sunday December 5, 2021

Charlotte Hornets 130, Atlanta Hawks 127 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

David Hardisty @clutchfans
Next 9 games for the Rockets:
• Brooklyn
• Milwaukee
• at Memphis
• at Atlanta
• at Cleveland
• New York
• at Detroit
• at Chicago
• at Milwaukee
It’s about to get real. – 10:10 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch John Collins throw down a nasty dunk and Cody Martin can’t stop him nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/05/wat…9:45 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Nate McMillan on the Hawks’ defensive intensity tonight: “I think what we were trying to do was guard the best we could. They got guys that can score. When you’re out there, I can’t feel that for the players. Guys they’re guarding, you’re tell them to get up and pressure … – 9:27 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
“We will not be denied and it showed tonight… we’re missing a lot of our key guys, but we have a lot of talent on this team. It was just a blessing for us to go out there, compete and hold it down for our brothers.” – @Kelly Oubre
#AllFly | @HusqvarnaUSA9:19 PM
Trae Young @TheTraeYoung
We gonna keep pushing.. believe that !
#WeMove9:14 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
I asked Trae Young about his early shot clock 3s late in fourth quarters when games are close. Here’s what he had to say about them. pic.twitter.com/i3BkMkeeSj9:08 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hawks were without a bunch of wings, Hornets were without a bunch of their players, too.
The one other player who is out – Onyeka Okongwu – would have been a nice option tonight against the 5-out Hornet stuff. – 9:02 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
“We’ve just got to do a better job, as I said, mentality-wise of coming out ready to play, not taking anybody lightly. I don’t think we try to do that, but I think we execute that way, and I think we need to take things seriously.”
— John Collins on Hawks’ loss to the Hornets pic.twitter.com/cO5C09L1fg8:54 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
John Collins dunks forever and ever, amen – 8:48 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Shoutout to @PJ Washington for a double-double and 50% off pizza tomorrow! 🍕🉑
#AllFly | @yourlocaldomino pic.twitter.com/1xjDuVRJib8:42 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Trae Young finished tonight with 25 points and a season-high 15 assists. Young is one of only three players in the NBA to tally 20+ points and 15+ assists in a single game this season. – 8:34 PM
PJ Washington @PJWashington
Great win 🤞🏽 – 8:30 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Miles: 32 PTS, 4 REB
Kelly: 28 PTS, 6 3PT
Cody: 19 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST
Ish: 18 PTS, 7 AST, 5 REB
Gordon: 18 PTS, 5 REB
PJ: 13 PTS, 11 REB
Hornets: Win
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/dVq7fAVFqN8:28 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Miles Bridges 30-point games:
6 — This season
3 — First 3 seasons combined
He is averaging 20.4 points and 7.3 rebounds — one of only 14 players averaging 20/7 this season. pic.twitter.com/DiNfRjPezY8:25 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
John Collins recorded 31 points and 12 rebounds in tonight’s contest marking the 15th game of his career (1st this season) tallying 30-or-more points and 10-or-more rebounds. – 8:25 PM
Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
#Hornets have had some really big wins this season. But considering three starters (four rotation players) were out tonight, I would say beating a team, on their floor, that played in the ECF last season is the most important result of ‘21-22 so far for Charlotte. – 8:21 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
How do you spell Miles Bridges? I think it’s A-L-L S-T-A-R.
#AllFly | @HusqvarnaUSA pic.twitter.com/BXgFfiR8LR8:21 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
NEVER SETTLE.
#AllFly | @NewAmsterdam pic.twitter.com/js8J5FEEfZ8:18 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: #Hornets 130, Hawks 127
Miles Bridges 32 pts, 4 rebs, 4 asts
Kelly Oubre 28 pts, 3 rebs
Cody Martin 19 pts (career best)
Three-game losing streak snapped
Up next: vs. Philadelphia tomorrow – 8:17 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks fall to 12-12 and lose to the Hornets 130-127.
Collins: 31/12/4, 12/22 FG
Huerter: 28, 9/14 FG
Young: 25/15, 9/22 FG, 6 turnovers – 8:17 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks lose to the Hornets, who were without LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, among others, 130-127.
Defense struggled big-time. Hawks are now 12-12.
Kevin Huerter: 28 pts, 3 ast
John Collins: season-high 31 pts, 12 reb, 4 ast
Trae Young: 25 pts, 15 ast – 8:17 PM
LaMelo Ball @MELOD1P
YESSSSSSUHHHHH 🕺🏽🛸💯💯💯💯 – 8:16 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
What a game, undermanned Hornets get the W and see off the Hawks
@Charlotte Hornets pic.twitter.com/Taoa4bvUv58:16 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hawks were in the bonus. Gallinari was looking right at Collins in the post, but couldn’t get it there. Want to know why? pic.twitter.com/ncdACGPXMT8:12 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Vital 3-pointer from Kevin Huerter, who has been so key for the Hawks, especially as injuries add up.
But then the Hornets answer on the other end, which has been the story of the night, to go up 126-121 with 31.4 seconds left.
Huerter leads Atlanta with 28 points. – 8:12 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Just when it looked like Hawks were back and rolling, about to lose at home again – this time to a subset of the Charlotte Hornets. – 8:11 PM
LaMelo Ball @MELOD1P
YEAAAAA P 🛸😂💯 @PJ Washington8:11 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Kevin Huerter for 3. What a game from him tonight.
But … the Hawks can’t get a stop on the other end.
Hornets up 5 – 8:10 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️ pic.twitter.com/ejGX6g9iK58:09 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
PJ Washington defense + Miles Bridges offense = Good things – 8:09 PM
LaMelo Ball @MELOD1P
thts tuffff bull 😈🛸💯💯💯 @Miles Bridges8:08 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Miles Bridges with the midrange jumper. Hornets bench is fired up.
Without LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, Hornets are up 124-118 with a minute to go. – 8:08 PM
LaMelo Ball @MELOD1P
YEAAAAAA KO🛸💯 – 8:07 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
All tied up at 112 with 5:25 left in the fourth. Hawks’ offense is hot right now but they still can’t get stops defensively. – 7:59 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Lou and Gallo have imparted some energy to the proceedings and they’re staying in, even as Collins and Young return. – 7:49 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Let’s 👏 Get 👏 This 👏 W 👏
#AllFly | @AthleticBrewing pic.twitter.com/FDEX8IbGRG7:47 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
Cody Martin has a new career high 17 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. His previous high was 15 against the Heat last season – 7:46 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks battled back to briefly take the lead, 89-87, with 4:50 to play in the third quarter, but will enter the fourth trailing the Hornets, 99-92. – 7:44 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks trail the Hornets 99-92 at the end of the third quarter. Basket didn’t count at the end of the quarter.
Collins: 22/9/4, 9/16 FG
Huerter: 18, 6/10 FG
Young: 17/11, 6/15 FG, 6 turnovers – 7:43 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
CoTHREE 👌
@cody_martin15 | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/uiWT3PuzE17:43 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Let ’em know John Collins 🔨😤
pic.twitter.com/DpVMbI9dmz7:42 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
10-0 run for Charlotte to take a 97-89 lead vs. Atlanta, 2:24 to play in the third quarter – 7:36 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Another vicious John Collins dunk, feels like he has at least one insane dunk per game now pic.twitter.com/w9Qx0Qlila7:29 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Another day, another body caught by John Collins – 7:28 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
After trailing by 11, Hawks have taken an 82-78 lead and are outscoring the Hornets 21-10 to start the third quarter. – 7:27 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With a double-double tonight (currently 12 pts/10 assts), Trae Young has his NBA-leading 12th points/assists double-double, and fifth in his last six games. – 7:25 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
John Collins has reached the 20-point mark for the eighth time this season. – 7:24 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hornets scored 1.39 points per possession in the first half. Hornets only had 1 turnover, compared to Hawks’ 7. – 7:06 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Up at the break! 👏
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/cWb1tjhLEf7:04 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 pic.twitter.com/PiAsFslxQv7:04 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
HALFTIME: Hornets 68, Hawks 61
John Collins: 14 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast
Kevin Huerter: 13 pts, 2 ast
TLC: 10 pts, 3 reb, 2 blk
Trae Young: 9 pts, 8 ast
Gallo: 11 pts – 7:03 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
An all round fantastic half of basketball for the Hornets, staggered by how organized they look, credit to the coaching staff and players – 7:03 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks trail the Hornets 68-61 at the end of the first half.
Collins: 14/4/3, 6/9 FG
Huerter: 13, 4/7 FG
Young: 9/8, 3/10 FG, 5 turnovers – 7:02 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
For the third time this season, Clint Capela has reached double figures in rebounds in the first half. – 6:59 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
It’s KO Time‼️ 🥊🥊🥊
@Kelly Oubre | #AllFly pic.twitter.com/xz2Wdoyz4o6:58 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With his third rebound tonight, John Collins has 2,200 in his career … He is the 28th Atlanta Hawk to reach that mark. – 6:53 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hawks have six turnovers, including a bunch of the live-ball variety. The Hornets have one. – 6:53 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
The Hornets, without two of their top scorers, are scoring at will against this Hawks defense. Charlotte is scoring almost 1.5 points per possessions. – 6:51 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Danilo Gallinari’s offense is potent against this type of switching. – 6:42 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Solomon Hill (right hamstring injury) will not return to tonight’s game. – 6:39 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Solomon Hill (right hamstring injury) will not return to tonight’s game. – 6:39 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Solomon Hill (right hamstring injury) will not return to the game. – 6:39 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Solomon Hill has been ruled out with a right hamstring injury. – 6:38 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
After the first quarter: Hawks 30, Hornets 30
John Collins: 8 pts, 2 reb
Trae Young: 5 pts, 4 ast – 6:35 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Solomon Hill is gingerly walking back to the locker room, with some help.
Looked like he came down awkwardly on the play before. – 6:33 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Solomon Hill just awkwardly fell on that last defensive possession. He’s going straight to the locker room. – 6:32 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Solomon Hill is limping off after a loose-ball collision. – 6:31 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Clear the lane for SKY MILES! ✈️
@Miles Bridges | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/W1HuRymooy6:30 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Lou Williams Is appearing in his 1,086th career game tonight, tying Clyde Drexler for 84th place in NBA history. – 6:27 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Scottie Lewis taking his chance and making his presence felt with A+ cheerleading on the sideline. But in all seriousness, a really solid start, Ish doing a good job of getting the team organized offensively and still playing with pace, Oubre’s getting his shots up tonight! – 6:22 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Randomly threw on the Hawks game and just saw @Lang Whitaker ‘s better half being honored during the first TV timeout. Congratulations! – 6:20 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With his first FGM, Clint Capela has 2,300 in his career … He is the 13th player since the 14-15 season to have at least 5,300 pts, 2,300 FGM and 4,400 rebs … In 421 career gms, he is tied for the 5th-quickest among that group in terms of games played to reach those marks. – 6:18 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
When the Hornets switch Ish Smith onto John Collins, it would behoove them to incite some Wake Forest on Wake Forest violence. – 6:12 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
D’Angelo Russell pops up on the Timberwolves injury report today with right ankle soreness. He is listed as questionable for Monday’s game against Atlanta.
Russell missed two games earlier in the season with a right ankle sprain. – 6:05 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
If you weren’t aware that Hawks-Hornets was a 6:00 PM ET game, this tweet is your final warning. – 6:04 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley (groin) and Karl-Anthony Towns (tailbone) are both listed as questionable to play on Monday against Atlanta.
Beverley’s timeline had been targeting this week as a return, and Towns almost played last game. – 6:02 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
After missing the last few games (flu), Jaden McDaniels is probable to play Monday against Atlanta – 6:00 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Switching things up with a 6pm tip tonight! 🙌
📍 – Atlanta, GA
🆚 – @Jaryd Wilson
⏰ – 6PM EST
📺 – @HornetsOnBally
📻 – @WFNZ 610 AM/102.5 FM pic.twitter.com/9JAIXalngJ5:59 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Buzz City fans in the ATL 💜
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/sbHrh1loc35:50 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hornets are starting Hayward, Washington, Oubre, Richards, Smith.
TLC starts again for ATL. – 5:38 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot gets the starting nod again for the Hawks, alongside Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, John Collins and Clint Capela. – 5:37 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks starters vs. Hornets
Trae Young
Kevin Huerter
TImothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
John Collins
Clint Capela – 5:35 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
#Hornets starters:
Ish Smith
Kelly Oubre
Gordon Hayward
Miles Bridges
Nick Richards – 5:31 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Tobias Harris is questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. #Hornets with a non-COVID illness #Sixers5:30 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝
#AllFly | @CrumblCookies pic.twitter.com/jvUX8imSJr5:30 PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
I don’t understand why the Seahawks signed Adrian Peterson when former ‘Hawks legend Curt Warner was available and living just down the road in SW Washington. – 5:29 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hawks say Trae Young is available. – 5:16 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Good luck tonight, all Hornets fans are excited to see you show out @James Bouknight5:15 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Trae Young (left knee soreness) is available for tonight’s game, Hawks say. – 5:15 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Trae Young is available for tonight’s game – 5:15 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Hawks big man Clint Capela comes into tonight’s game as one of only three players in the NBA this season to be averaging at least 11.0 PPG and 12.5 RPG, while John Collins is one of only five players to be averaging at least 16.0 PPG on .570 FG%. – 5:08 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
On the latest Hawks injury report for tonight’s game vs. Charlotte:
Kevin Huerter (left quad soreness) is available.
Trae Young (left knee soreness) is questionable. – 5:08 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Kevin Huerter is available for tonight’s game. Trae Young still listed as questionable. – 5:08 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
James Borrego also suggested #Hornets aren’t getting LaMelo, Terry Rozier, Mason Plumlee or Jalen McDaniels back until after the conclusion of the 3-game homestand that begins tomorrow against Philadelphia. Sounds like they won’t be available until potentially Dec. 13 in Dallas. – 5:03 PM
Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
ICYMI: @Kelly Oubre sat down with @Rod Boone of @theobserver to discuss his strong start to the season, how much he enjoys playing for the @Charlotte Hornets and more #AllFly
Read about it here: charlotteobserver.com/sports/charlot…5:01 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
James Borrego mentions James Bouknight and JT Thor as possibilities to get serious playing time against the Hawks. Asked him if was going to start Bouknight and he didn’t say for sure. But it’s all hands on deck.
“Everybody’s been looking for more of an opportunity,” he said. – 4:52 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
INJURY REPORT vs ATL
LaMelo Ball (Health & Safety Protocols) is out.
Jalen McDaniels (Health & Safety Protocols) is out.
Mason Plumlee (Health & Safety Protocols) is out.
Terry Rozier (Health & Safety Protocols) is out.
#AllFly | @NovantHealth pic.twitter.com/Yv9RBBMPzG4:47 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Asked Nate McMillan about the Hornets missing LaMelo Ball:
“He’s a big part of what they do. They still have a very high-powered offense. First in points, they shoot the 3-ball well, they establish their tempo.”
Hornets are No. 1 in ppg (114.9) and 3-point % (38.3) – 4:29 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Trae Young (left knee soreness) and Kevin Huerter (left quad soreness) will be game-time decisions, per Nate McMillan.
Cam Reddish (non-COVID illness) is out. – 4:19 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Cam Reddish is out.
Kevin Huerter and Trae Young are gametime decisions. – 4:18 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Kevin Huerter, Trae Young are game time decisions. Cam Reddish is out, Nate McMillan said. – 4:18 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta enters today’s game tied for the most home wins in the Eastern Conference (8-3). In the Hawks eight wins, they’re outscoring their opponents by +8.5 PPG – the highest margin of victory in the East.
 
Game Notes: nba.com/gamenotes/hawk…4:14 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
2:30 injury report for ATL/CHA pic.twitter.com/vTZYBcWpvH3:09 PM

Josh Martin @LonzoWire
Our best bet and prediction for Sunday’s Hornets vs. Hawks game, with odds from Tipico Sportsbook. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/12/05/hor…2:02 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Chris Finch said Karl-Anthony Towns was able to practice today. Things look good for tomorrow against Atlanta but they will see how he responds tomorrow before making a decision. – 1:55 PM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
All you need to know ahead of Sunday’s Hornets vs. Hawks game. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/12/05/hor…1:38 PM
NBA Math @NBA_Math
RPR MVP Predictor standings, determined by team success and Rolling Player Ratings:
1. Stephen Curry: 15.06
2. Kevin Durant: 14.31
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 13.95
4. Nikola Jokic: 13.57
5. DeMar DeRozan: 13.28
6. Trae Young: 13.06
7. Jimmy Butler: 12.28 pic.twitter.com/6kaW9PLqze1:02 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Tobias Harris is at Sixers practice today after missing Friday’s game in Atlanta with a non-COVID illness. – 1:02 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Brooklyn needs the best version of James Harden to beat the elite.
In their 7 losses:
• 16.1 PPG, 8.6 APG, 7.7 RPG
• 33.7% FG
• 31.3% from 3PT
• 4.6 TOs
• (-14.9) +/-
Losses have come at the hands of Milwaukee, Chicago 2x, Golden State, Miami, Phoenix, Charlotte. pic.twitter.com/MbdWRVSm4512:42 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Great sign for the #Sixers. Tobias Harris, who missed last game with an illness, is practicing with the team today here in #Charlotte. The Sixers face the Hornets tomorrow night at the Spectrum Center. – 12:22 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2012, the @Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant scored 29 points in a 103-87 win over the Hornets, becoming the fifth player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points.
Bryant finished his career with 33,643 points. He is currently the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/BC6XP3888q12:01 PM

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