Thaddeus Young was fouled by Kyle Korver with 1.4 seconds to play and hit a pair of free throws to lift the host Brooklyn Nets to a 90-88 win over the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks called timeout to advance the ball to half court but were unable to get a shot off on the game’s final play.
Brook Lopez led the Nets, which won only its second game of the season, with 24 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots. Young added 11 rebounds and five steals. Jarrett Jack had 14 points and eight assists while Joe Johnson scored 13 points on 14 shots and added seven rebounds and nine assists with no turnovers. Shane Larkin shot 4-for-6 from 3-point range off the bench and scored 14 points with two steals.
As a team, the Nets shot 9-for-20 (45%) from 3-point range compared to 12-for-29 (41%) for the Hawks. Rebounds (44) and assists (22) were even but the Hawks committed 20 turnovers compared to only 11 for the hosts.
Al Horford led the Hawks with 18 points but collected only five rebounds while adding a pair of blocks. Paul Millsap had 17 points and six rebounds but committed five turnovers and was a game-worst minus-16. Dennis Schröder scored eight points with 10 assists while Korver scored 13 with five rebounds.
The Hawks have now lost four of their last five games. The losses have come to teams with a combined 15-20 record. Atlanta returns home tonight for the second of a back-to-back as they host the 4-7 Sacramento Kings.