NBA wrap: Trae Young makes improbable game-winner as Hawks take down Bucks

Trae Young has been on a roll lately, and his late-game heroics helped the Hawks top the Bucks, 136-135.

The rookie guard made a game-winning shot after the ball ricocheted to him in the closing seconds of Sunday’s contest.

Young didn’t have a great shooting night, but finished with 12 points and 16 assists. His fellow starters Justin Anderson, Alex Len and John Collins all eclipsed 20 points, though.

Milwaukee, the top team in the Eastern Conference, was without quite a few notable players, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe.

In their absence, Sterling Brown erupted for a game-high 27 points, leading all scorers.

The Bucks are preparing for the playoffs while the Hawks are looking to finish the regular season strong.

Studs of the Night

LaMarcus Aldridge posted 27 points and 18 rebounds in San Antonio’s 113-106 loss to Sacramento.

Russell Westbrook tallied 25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Thunder fell to the Mavericks, 106-103.

Duds of the Night

Lance Stephenson was held scoreless on 0-of-7 shooting in the Lakers’ 130-102 blowout win over the Pelicans.

Bobby Portis scored two points on 1-of-9 shooting in Washington’s 95-90 victory over Denver.


Quinn Cook finished this over-the-shoulder circus shot in the Warriors’ 137-90 victory over the Hornets.

Will Barton pulled off an impressive no-look bounce pass on the break for the Nuggets against the Wizards.

What’s Next?

Magic (38-39) at Raptors (54-23) 7:30 p.m. ET — Toronto is firmly in the playoff picture. But Orlando is just outside it. The Magic are 1/2 game back from the Heat for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, so they’ll be prepared to go all out against a top contender.