It took a clutch corner three from sophomore Kevin Huerter, but the Hawks have finally won in San Antonio for the first time since 1997.
🗣️🗣️ KEV CALLED GAME pic.twitter.com/EAaTxSpXbW- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 18, 2020
None of the players in the Hawks' starting line-up - Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, John Collins, Cam Reddish, and De'Andre Hunter - were born by January 11th, 1997 - the last time the Hawks won in San Antonio.
Back in 1997, it was an overtime 87-82 win where Christian Laettner top-scored for the Hawks with 26 points and Dominique Wilkins, who's jersey is retired by the Hawks, received a DNP (Did Not Play) for the San Antonio Spurs.
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Another interesting anecdote from this game is that the last time the Hawks beat the Spurs, Vince Carter hadn't begun his 21-year career in the league. And prior to the game, the Spurs paid tribute to Carter, who was playing his final game in San Antonio:
Thank you, Vince! pic.twitter.com/t778gqgm8W- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 18, 2020
In this game, the Hawks had five players finish in double figures with Trae Young and Cam Reddish being the top contributors. Young recorded a game-high 31 points (10-16 FG's) while adding nine assists and Reddish finished with 22 points (8-13 FG's), five rebounds, four assists, and four steals.
For the Spurs, DeMar DeRozan continued his hot streak by scoring 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting, narrowly missing a triple-double with nine rebounds and nine assists. LaMarcus Aldridge was the team's top-scorer with 30 (11-20 FG's), while Dejounte Murray contributed across the stat sheet with 13 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.