Atlanta Hawks: 5 Takeaways From A Close Loss to LA Clippers

John Collins #20 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Dewayne Dedmon #14 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Return of Justin Anderson and Two Big Men Double-Doubles

Another new face on the Atlanta Hawks is Justin Anderson, who had missed every game so far for the Hawks as he returned from injury. Since Anderson hadn’t played in so long, he had a minutes limit in this one of 10 minutes, but because the game was close, he actually only played for 2 minutes in total. Perhaps we will see more of Anderson as the Hawks explore their team a bit more.

The Atlanta Hawks also got two double-doubles out of their centers. Starting center Alex Len finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes, the loudest of which came late in the 4th quarter on this sweet slam:

Of course, that play came right before the Hawks coughed up the lead and lost the game, but hey, it’s a good highlight.

Dewayne Dedmon, who just welcomed his first child into the world, had his best game since returning from that familial absence. Dedmon logged 13 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal in 24 minutes of action, but his lithe frame was not enough to stop the supreme heft of Marjanovic and Harrell.