Trae Young knew that he should carry a heavy load, which was acceptable to him.

The rookie was pumped to deal with LeBron James.

Young had 22 points and 14 assists, John Collins also scored 22 points despite serious problems, and the Atlanta Hawks defeated James and the Los Angeles Lakers 117-113 on Tuesday night.

The Hawks had a three-game losing streak despite James' triple-double, who had 28 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds.

"I'm trying to live great times," said Young. "I have the impression of belonging to this team.It is one of the best players of all time.But when I'm on the field, I try to compete." and to obtain a victory. "

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Young tied his high season with 38 minutes, which added to the burden after the Hawks bought out veteran substitute Jeremy Lin's contract. With Jaylen Adams sidelined by a sprained right ankle, Young was the only true playmaker in training.

"It was really different," Young said. When asked when he was tired, he replied with a smile: "A little bit."

Despite the songs of "Kobe's Better" from the sold out crowd of 16,824 people, James was warmly applauded by a large contingent of Lakers fans. He made a dazzling effort, equaling his peak of the season by playing 43 minutes, but it was not enough to catch up with the subgroup that surrounded him.

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The Lakers lost 2½ games behind Sacramento for last place in the Western Conference playoffs.

"We succeed or we do not succeed," said James. "Do not worry about that."

But the frustration was evident on his face as he headed straight for the cloakroom as soon as the horn rang.

"Some guys have never played in the playoffs," James said. "You can not teach them that, it's very important to understand how important each game is, no matter who you play and where you are."

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Both teams had big problems in the last quarter after a top-down competition on the track during the first three periods. The Hawks only managed 5 out of 19 shots in the last 12 minutes; the Lakers were not much better, hitting 6 out of 22. The teams combined to go 3 out of 18 from 3 points.

The Hawks scored just seven points in the 6:33 final but managed to hold on. The Prince of Taurus delivered a 3-pointer with a time remaining at 1:48 and Young passed James for a check and a foul that thwarts any hope of a Lakers return.

It did not start like that.

Atlanta tied a three-point franchise record in a quarter, scoring 10 of 17 opening for a 38-32 lead. The Lakers fought back to take a 69-65 lead at the half, but Atlanta took the advantage to lead the 100-95 to fourth.

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The Lakers had a chance after a business figure from Atlanta led to a flying basket of James, reducing the Hawks' lead to 116-113. But after desperately trying to steal, Los Angeles was forced to foul Kevin Huerter in 4.3 seconds. He made the second of two free throws to seal the victory.