Trae Young had 32 factors and 9 assists, John Collins scored 22 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 122-104 on Monday night time.

The Hawks have gained 24 of their final 30 dwelling video games, together with playoff video games, courting to Feb. 21.

Young, who averaged 28.5 factors throughout the group’s postseason run, grew to become the primary participant in NBA historical past to document 20 factors and 7 assists in his first 13 profession playoff video games. He once more seemed in his prime going through the Pistons.

The Pistons’ Kelly Olynyk had 17 of his 21 factors within the first half and Saddiq Bey scored 21 for Detroit, which dropped to 0-3. Olynyk and Josh Johnson had been new additions to the Pistons’ beginning lineup — Olynyk changing the injured Jerami Grant and Johnson taking the spot of Frank Jackson.

A dunk from Collins and a layup by Young pushed the Hawks’ lead again to double digits at 73-62 early within the third. Collins adopted with an alley-oop layup on move from Kevin Huerter to make it 75-62, and Detroit coach Dwane Casey known as timeout.

Collins hit a runner on the subsequent Atlanta possession to push the result in 77-62, the largest of the sport on the time.

But Hawks coach Nate McMillan needed to name timeout after Bey scored inside to drag the Pistons inside seven on the 3:47 mark of the third. After Reddish, Lou Williams and Gorgui Deng hit 3s, Young’s layup pushed the result in 93-77.

Atlanta led 95-79 coming into the fourth, and continued its offensive assault. After Collins made a one-handed dunk over Olynyk on one other alley-oop move from Huerter within the closing minutes to make it 120-97. He and the starters left the sport at that time.

Atlanta led 62-54 at halftime.


Pistons: Grant couldn’t play due to a left elbow an infection. … No. 1 total draft choose Cade Cunningham, with a proper ankle sprain, didn’t make the journey. … Rookie F Isaiah Livers was out with a left knee ailment.

Hawks: F De’Andre Hunter wasn’t feeling effectively sufficient to play and stayed dwelling, McMillan mentioned. Hunter’s sickness just isn’t COVID-19 associated. Huerter began in his spot and scored 14. … F Danilo Gallinari missed his third straight sport with left shoulder soreness.


The play of Pistons level guard Killian Hayes was a priority as he entered with a one-point scoring common, however he ended up with 12 factors and three assists on Monday. “We knew there was going to be growing pains,” Casey mentioned. “He’s young. You can’t wave a magic wand on any of our point guards right now and hope and say he should be doing this and he should be doing that. There’s going to be steps, and our job right now is to continue to support him, to push him, to kick him in the behind and put an arm around him at the same time.”


Pistons: Host Orlando on Thursday.

Hawks: At New Orleans on Wednesday.