Against the Sacramento Kings, Trae Young found his form, the red-hot form that earned him the Eastern Conference Player for the opening week but he couldn't stop the Hawks from losing their fifth game in the last six.
Jabari Parker contributed 21 to support Young, but as the Hawks made their comeback from 21 down in the second half, the Kings' bench answered that run in the fourth to secure their third victory in the last four games.
For more on this entertaining contest between these young up-and-coming squads, here are the biggest takeaways:
Young outduels Fox
The point guard matchup was always going to be among the biggest storylines of the season.
De'Aaron Fox finished third in last season's Most Improved Player voting while Young was the runner-up in the Rookie of the Year race. In the first of two duels between these young guards, the Hawks PG came out on top.
In 40 minutes, Young finished with 30 points, 12 assists and five steals on an efficient 12-of-22 (54.5%) shooting from the field.
After scoring just eight points in the first half, where the Hawks were trailing by 16, Young went off for 16 in the third quarter as the Hawks began their rally from 21 down.
Trae Young has 16 points and 4 assists this quarter (with 2:31 left). pic.twitter.com/jZq50TEUc4- FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) November 9, 2019
Fox, on the other hand, didn't have to play as much in the second half as the Kings' bench responded to the Hawks' rally. In 30 minutes of action, Fox finished with 17 points, nine assists and four rebounds on 6-of-10 shooting from the field.
Kings' bench responds to Hawks comeback
At the 2:34 mark of the second period, the Hawks were down by 21 (59-38) and they had brought that down to just one by the 9:03 mark in the fourth quarter (93-94).
That's when the Kings' bench took over, more importantly, the trio of Bogdan Bogdanovic, Cory Joseph and Trevor Ariza. The bench scored 20 of the team's last 27 points with Bogdanovic contributing 11 of those 20.
Over the last nine minutes of the game, the Kings' bench alone outscored the Hawks 20-16.
The huge difference in 3-point shooting
The Hawks, including Young (3-of-10), struggled from long range, only shooting 9-of-28 from beyond the arc (32.1%).
On the other hand, the Kings shot an efficient 18-of-31 (58.1%) from the beyond the arc with the bench knocking down 10 of those 3-pointers at a clip of 66.7%.