Trae Young scored 43 points as the Atlanta Hawks ended the Phoenix Suns’ 11-game winning run with a 124-111 win.
The 23-year-old made 16 of his 25 shots on the night to push his side to an eighth win in nine outings.
The Suns lead the Western Conference but the Golden State Warriors are just a win off the top after beating the Sacramento Kings 126-114.
Klay Thompson top scored for the Warriors in San Francisco with 23 points, including seven three pointers.
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His haul helped the Warriors to an eighth win in a row and the 31-year-old moved 19th on the NBA’s all-time three-point list, reaching 1,829 to surpass Kobe Bryant.
After his stellar display he said: “The 2011 draft, 10th pick the Kings don’t select me, so people don’t forget.”