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Clippers' 3-game winning streak snapped by Trae Young, Hawks


The Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 shoots as the Hawks’ DeAndre’ Bembry #95, Kevin Huerter #3, and John Collins #20 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan 28, 2019.


The Clippers Lou Williams #23 lays the ball up as Hawks’ defends Alex Len #25, Kevin Huerter #3, Jeremy Lin #7 and Trae Young #11 look on during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan 28, 2019.


The Clippers’ Marcin Gortat #13 grabs a rebound as the Hawks’ John Collins #20 and DeAndre’ Bembry #95 pressure during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan 28, 2019.


LOS ANGELES — The Clippers lost a costly game of catch-up against a foe more focused on the long view than the instant gratification, falling 123-118 to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night at Staples Center.


A Dewayne Dedmon dunk with 1:18 left made it 120-112, and a Trae Young 3-pointer with 54 seconds remaining put it at 123-114, and that spelled doom for the home team, which fell to 28-23 and saw its tenuous grip on eighth place in the West loosen.


Another rookie guard, Jerome Robinson, the 13th pick selection in this summer’s draft, hit a 3-pointer and drew a foul at the halftime buzzer (he missed the free throw attempt) to close it to 63-61 entering the break.






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