Despite absences Hawks outperforms Timberwolves

Despite absences Hawks outperforms Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS – Trae Young had 29 points and 11 assists, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot had 23 points and the decimated Atlanta Hawks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-110 on Monday night.

Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points as a substitute for Atlanta, which did not include injured Cam Reddish, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Solomon Hill and De’Andre Hunter.

Luwawu-Cabarrot had a career high of seven 3s, making 7 of 14 shots from the field, and the Hawks set a season high of 25 3s on 49 attempts from 3-point range. Young made 4 of 9 shots of three and Gallinari 4 of 6.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 31 points and 16 rebounds for Minnesota on his return after missing a game with a tailbone concussion. Anthony Edwards added 20 points for the Wolves, who were also decimated without starting point guards D’Angelo Russell and Patrick Beverly.

Minnesota’s improved defense has been susceptible from the line, but has benefited from poor shots from opponents. This time Atlanta came out on fire from a distance and didn’t stop.

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