(AP) Kevin Huerter scored 17 of his 27 points in the second quarter, taking the scoring load from cold-shooting fellow rookie Trae Young, and Atlanta stopped a three-game slide Sunday night against New Orleans, 128-116.
The Hawks also got a solid all-around performance from John Collins, who finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots. Young had 10 points and 10 assists while shooting only 2 of 14.
Frank Jackson and Julius Randle each scored 23 points for the Pelicans, who have lost three straight. Elfrid Payton had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. New Orleans star Anthony Davis had 15 points and eight rebounds in about 21 minutes after missing Friday night's loss to Toronto with back spasms.
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