Atlanta Hawks: 5 Takeaways from a 113-102 Downer in Charlotte

Jeremy Lin #7 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Jeremy Lin #7 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Kent Bazemore #24 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

The Threes Go Cold

We touched on Trae’s ice-cold night from three earlier, but he wasn’t getting much help from his teammates beyond the arc either.

Kent Bazemore accounted for the starter’s lone 2 makes from deep on the night, as the starters went 2-22, and the team as a whole went 6-30. Yikes.

Deep shooting has been one of the bright spots for the Atlanta Hawks throughout the season, as practically everyone on the roster can knock down bombs.

They came into tonight’s match shooting 36% from three, but the 20% showing tonight will certainly bring that down.

They have enough proven firepower that they can have nights like these without raising too many red flags, and every team in the NBA has rough shooting nights sometimes.

Despite a few eyebrow-raising heaves from rookies Omari Spellman and Trae Young, and the late-game desperation attempts, the Hawks were taking good shots. They just weren’t falling.

It was just one of those nights, which the Hawks are going to have throughout the year, especially with coach Lloyd Pierce’s expressed emphasis on shooting threes early and often.