Young has 24 points, 15 as­sists as Hawks beat Heat

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - FROM WIRE RE­PORTS

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

JaVale McGee.

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.

[AP PHOTO]

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.

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