Hawks ended a 3 game win streak last night when the Indiana Pacers came into town, shot lights out en route to a 129-121 victory.
The Hawks jumped out to a 12-2 lead to begin the game and it was good to see the Hawks starters come out with good energy and not fall behind by 10 points, 6 minutes into the game. The first two quarters really went by slow and the pace the game was a lot of stop and go.
Crazy thing about this game was how well the Hawks shot the ball. If I were to tell you these next three items were true, you couldn’t convince me the Hawks would be losers and not winners of the ballgame.
- Kent Bazemore shooting 14-25 and going for 32 pts
- Hawks as a team shooting 50% from the field and 47% from 3.
- Hawks tally 33 assist and Trae Young gives you 17 and 9
The crazy thing about the game was that no matter how well the Hawks shot the ball the Pacers were always 3 – 5% better.
“They punished us for every mistake, we had 20 turnovers and they had 24 points off that.” – Coach Pierce
Even though this game didn’t come out the way the Hawks wanted the players were very positive and upbeat after the game. Everybody to a man knows they played well enough to win but sometimes in the NBA very good won’t get it done when greatness is required.
Our pregame keys to victory.
Our Postgame analysis.
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