Young has 24 points, 15 assists as Hawks beat Heat
Former Norman North and Oklahoma star Trae Young had 24 points and a career-high 15 assists, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Josh Richardson and the Miami Heat 123-118 on Saturday night in Atlanta.
Taurean Prince and Dewayne Dedmon each scored 15 points for the Hawks, who had dropped four in a row. Young also had six rebounds in his ninth NBA game.
Richardson scored 32 points, setting a career high for the second time this week, but Miami lost its third straight game.
The Heat trailed by 15 in the third quarter before rallying to a 111-110 lead in the fourth. The game was tied at 118 when Vince Carter's jumper gave Atlanta the lead for good. Carter had 12 points.
Players on each team were quick to launch 3-pointers in the fast-paced game.
The Hawks made 13 of 32 3s, and the Heat connected on 16 of 40, including 6 of 10 by Richardson.
Miami held out point guard Goran Dragic due to persistent pain in his right foot. Dragic, second on the team with 17.7 points per game, had a cortisone shot earlier in the week.
Source: Tyson Chandler bought out by Suns, to sign with Lakers
Tyson Chandler is going home.
The Phoenix Suns are buying out Chandler's contract, a move that will allow the 18-year veteran — once he clears waivers — to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the buyout plan to The Associated Press on Saturday.
The New York Times first reported that Chandler and the Suns were agreeing on a buyout. Chandler was in the final season of his fouryear deal with the Suns, and was due to make about $13.5 million this season.
The 36-year-old Chandler played his high school basketball in Compton, California, just a few miles south of downtown Los Angeles. With the Lakers, he'll likely be the backup to
Chandler was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft, but has never played for either the Clippers or the Lakers. Chandler wound up debuting with Chicago.
Chandler has seven appearances with the Suns this season, all backing up No. 1 overall draft pick
Deandre Ayton. Chandler has averaged 3.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in about 13 minutes per game this season.
He helped Dallas win the 2011 NBA title, and was an All-Star in the 2012-13 season.
Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson, center, battles Atlanta Hawks guards Kent Bazemore, left, and Trae Young for a rebound during the first half Saturday in Atlanta.