ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 16: Al Horford #15 and Ivan Johnson #44 of the Atlanta Hawks smile after a victory against the Brooklyn Nets on January 16, 2013 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets: Elias Sports Bureau’s Perspective


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

ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 16: Kyle Korver #26, Zaza Pachulia #27, and Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks celebrate during the game against the Brooklyn Nets on January 16, 2013 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

Jan 16, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) shoots a basket in the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 109-95. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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