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Young Scores NBA Season-best 56 Points; Blazers Beat Hawks

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young, left, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young, left, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
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Portland, Ore. (AP) -- Portland's Anfernee Simons played through his grief over his grandfather's death with a career night that tempered an NBA season-best 56-point outburst by Atlanta's Trae Young.

Simons scored a career-high 43 points and the Trail Blazers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 136-131 victory over the Hawks on Monday night.