The Atlanta Hawks lost a tough road game Wednesday night at Minnesota in a blowout, and point guard Jeff Teague was no help to the team as he was held scoreless for the first time this season.
Teague only attempted five shots against the Timberwolves and missed them all, including two tries from 3-point range. The scoreless performance comes off the heels of eight straight games scoring in double-figures.
This was the second time this season Teague failed to make a basket in a game, but only the first time he was held without a point. He was 0-of-5 at Houston on Nov. 27 but finished with four points, all of which came from the free throw line.
Teague started out the season extremely hot under new coach Mike Budenholzer’s PG-driven system with five double-doubles in the first seven games and has matched his career-high of 34 points twice this year, but has cooled down since the first month of the season and just didn’t have it Wednesday night in Minnesota. He only logged 19 minutes of action in the game. If he would have played more time, he most likely would have scored a bucket, or at least got to the line and hit a foul shot.
Teague will have a chance to redeem himself for Wednesday’s poor performance when the Hawks host the Trail Blazers on Thursday.