Atlanta Hawks: 6 Takeaways from Narrow Loss to Wizards

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DeAndre’ Bembry #95 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Takeaways from a 131-117 Atlanta Hawks loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

The Atlanta Hawks were soundly defeated by the Washington Wizards by a final margin of 131 to 117, though the game was hanging in the balance to start the 4th quarter.

After some lackadaisical and desultory play from the Wizards to end the 3rd, the Hawks were on a rollicking 14-0 run that brought the team back within 5 points, but the Wizards continued to move the ball and hit shots – ultimately downing the Hawks with some big threes and a sterling 27 of 32 (84.4%) showing at the line.

The Hawks gave up a putrescent 72 points to the Wiz in the first half, and were only able to put up a meager 49 themselves. However, they flipped the script in the second half and were able to produce one of their best quarters of the year by scoring 45 points in the 3rd quarter – outscoring the Wiz by 14.

The team was not able to keep up the momentum, but that spurt showed some nice energy from the Atlanta Hawks, who have been known to roll over to start the year. Though it was not enough to pull off an amazing comeback, it was still an important step for this young team.

In an action-packed game, there were plenty of takeaways to procure. Read on to explore them.

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