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Associated Press

ATLANTA — Trae Young wanted the ball with the game on the line for the Atlanta Hawks.

Forget about that shooting trouble. The rookie star made the most of another opportunity.

Young grabbed a deflected inbounds pass and converted a last-second jumper to lift the Hawks to a 136-135 overtime win over the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.

Young missed each of his seven second-half shots from the field and his first two shots in the extra period. Even so, he plotted for a chance to grab what he figured would be a deflection on the final play of the game.

Just as Young expected, Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez deflected Atlanta’s inbounds pass intended for John Collins near the basket. Young grabbed the ball with his left hand and sank the short game-winner.

A video review confirmed Young got the shot off before the buzzer. The young guard finished with 12 points and 16 assists.

“I knew it was probably going to get tipped because Lopez was right there and I knew he was going to try to tip it out,” Young said.

Lopez credited Young for spoiling his attempt to deflect the

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