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Hawks Beat Rockets in Season Opener

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Staff Writer

The NBA season is back, and Trae Young and the Hawks are looking to make a statement this season.

In their season opener at home, the Hawks beat the Houston Rockets 117-107. Atlanta got help from all over the court in this one, as 4 different Hawks scored 20 points or more, led by 24 from John Collins, who added 8 rebounds, and 23 from Trae Young to go with his 13 assists.

For the Rockets, Kevin Porter Jr. led the scoring with 21 points, adding 7 rebounds and 7 assists, and Jabrari Smith Jr. added 17 points. 

Next up, the Hawks take on the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

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