Atlanta Hawks: Rapid Reactions To a Dominant First Win of the Season

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) /

A few rapid-fire final takeaways for what was an eventful and entertaining Atlanta Hawks basketball game:

  • Fairly quiet night for Taurean Prince, who scored 14 on 5-16 shooting.
  • Kevin Huerter looked much more comfortable and aggressive in his third game of NBA action. He also finished with 10 rebounds.
  • For the second straight game, Alex Len posted the team’s best plus/minus (tied with Young) with a +19. He had a great game overall, blocking 4 shots to go along with his 16 points.
  • Miles Plumlee and Tyler Dorsey got DNPs in the box score today, with Lloyd Pierce opting for a 10-man rotation (Jaylen Adams played one minute). Plumlee’s no-show might be due to Len’s great day and Spellman handling the 5 duties just fine.
  • Jeremy Lin clocked just 10 minutes and went 0-4 from the field. He doesn’t seem to be a big part of the rotation at this point.

Well, that was a refreshing 2 and a half hours after two ugly road losses to start the season.

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The Atlanta Hawks next play on Wednesday, as they look to break in their remodeled stadium for their home opener. They’ll play Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.