The Atlanta Hawks got an uplifting victory on Wednesday as they blew out the Brooklyn Nets 109-95, erasing an embarrassing loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday in which the Hawks only mustered 58 points.
Jeff Teague was the star of the game Wednesday as he scored a career-high 28 points against the Nets and dished out 11 assists en route to his fifth double-double of the season.
For a deeper look into how the Hawks bounced back and Teague’s big game, Elias Sports Bureau gives their perspective:
The Hawks Bounce Back
The Hawks beat the Nets, 109-95, two days after scoring only 58 points in a loss to the Bulls. It was the largest increase in points from one game to the next for the Hawks since 2009. Atlanta lost at Detroit, 94-88, on November 29, and then beat Toronto at home, 146-115, in its next game which was played on December 2. That’s an increase of 58 points from one game to the next.
Big Night For Teague
Jeff Teague scored 28 points and handed out 11 assists in the Hawks’ win over the Nets. It’s been almost five years since a Hawks player had that many points and assists in a game. On April 2, 2008 Joe Johnson, who witnessed Teague’s performance as an opponent, had the exact same numbers in a win over the Raptors.