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Trae Young and John Collins connect on fullcourt alley-oop as Atlanta Hawks hammer Memphis Grizzlies

A DeAndre' Bembry 360 jam, an outrageous buzzer-beating three by DJ Augustin and another soaring dunk from 'Airplane Mode' Derrick Jones Jr also feature among Wednesday's best plays

Thursday 14 March 2019 07:13, UK

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Trae Young connects with team-mate John Collins for a spectacular fullcourt alley-oop slam in Atlanta's victory over Memphis

Trae Young and John Collins connected for a spectacular fullcourt alley-oop slam in the Atlanta Hawks' thrashing of the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Atlanta's recent offensive hot streak continued in style as Collins, Young and Alex Len combined for 69 points to propel the Hawks to a 132-111 win, the seventh time in the past 11 games they have topped 120 points.

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Collins racked up 27 points on 11-for-17 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds for his 28th double-double of the season. Young scored 22 points and had eight rebounds.

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Trae Young and John Collins shone with superb offensive displays as the Atlanta Hawks hammered the Memphis Grizzlies

The pair connected for a spectacular score in the third quarter. Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon corralled a defensive rebound and found Young with an outlet pass.

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With the Grizzlies defenders on their heels, Young took one dribble and lofted an arcing pass from well inside his own half down the court.

Wednesday night's scores

  • Golden State Warriors 106-104 Houston Rockets
  • Brooklyn Nets 96-108 Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Utah Jazz 114-97 Phoenix Suns
  • Detroit Pistons 74-108 Miami Heat
  • Orlando Magic 90-100 Washington Wizards
  • Memphis Grizzlies 111-132 Atlanta Hawks

Young had spotted his team-mate Collins had sprinted behind the Hawks defense and the high-flying forward took full advantage, leaping to collect Young's long pass in mid-air and, in one motion, ram home a two-handed alley-oop slam.

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Check out the top plays from Wednesday night in the NBA

Click the video at the top of the page to watch Young and Collins' court-length alley-oop, then click the video directly above to view more top plays from Wednesday night's NBA action, including DeAndre' Bembry's acrobatic 360 jam, an outrageous buzzer-beating three by DJ Augustin and another soaring dunk from 'Airplane Mode' Derrick Jones Jr.

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