Detroit had just clinched a comeback, 125-122 road victory over the 19-40 Hawks when Jackson sprinted up the sideline with seemingly no intention of slowing down. As he had for the prior 35 minutes of court time, he threw another pass on the dime, this one landing crisp in the hands of a rising Atlanta legend. It was Jackson’s way of saying thank you. “Quavo did a great job motivating us tonight, so the Hawks can thank him,” said Jackson, who finished with 32 points, eight assists and zero turnovers, becoming just the third player in franchise history to do so.
Quavo, one-third of superstar hip hop outfit Migos, has become known for his athletic exploits, and he showed them off in an MVP-winning performance during the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night. Playing for Team Clippers, he finished with 19 points, five rebounds and three assists on 7-of-10 shooting in a 75-66 win.