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Clint Capela’s triple-double leads Hawks past Wolves

/ 06:22 PM January 23, 2021
Clint Capela

Clint Capela #15 of the Atlanta Hawks catches a pass intended for D’Angelo Russell #0 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second quarter of the game at Target Center on January 22, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP

Clint Capela recorded his first career triple-double and Trae Young scored a season-high 43 points to pace the Atlanta Hawks to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis on Friday and extend their winning streak to three games.

Capela had 13 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocked shots, becoming the first NBA player to have a triple-double with blocks since 2018.


Capela joined Dikembe Mutombo (2000) and Tree Rollins (1979, two in 1982 and 1983) as Atlanta Hawks to record a triple-double including blocked shots.

He also became the third Hawks player ever to post 10 or more blocks in a single game.


The Hawks got three key pieces back from injuries, and their presence made a difference.

De’Andre Hunter returned after missing one game with right knee soreness and scored 11 while Cam Reddish was back after missing three games with a left knee contusion and had 15 points and five rebounds.

Danilo Gallinari also returned after missing 11 games with a right ankle sprain and scored 10.

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