Atlanta Hawks: 4 Notable Stats from Close Loss vs. Spurs

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images) /

A few notable stats from the Atlanta Hawks loss to the San Antonio Spurs last night.

For the Atlanta Hawks, the end of this season should be about growth and building toward a brighter future. Last night against the Spurs, those goals seemed to be less in the team’s line of sight.

With under 2 minutes to go, Trae Young was benched in favor of backup point guard Jaylen Adams, who went scoreless on the night. Though Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce can likely defend this move by saying that Young was getting torched on defense all night – which is definitely true – it still seemed like an odd move since the game’s outcome hung in the balance late in the 4th quarter.

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Though it might be unsavory, the end of this game seemed to be blatant tanking, and why not? The Hawks were without a vast array of their best players, as even John Collins sat out due to the now-omnipresent “load management.”

Either way, this game did produce some interesting numbers, so let’s explore a few.


This was the amount of field goal attempts Jaylen Adams had without scoring a point. What’s even more surprising about this statistic is that Adams was on the court for Atlanta’s comeback in the 3rd quarter. Adams also channeled Trae Young’s brilliant passing ability by snatching the team lead in assists away from Trae with 7 in this game.


It has been 22 long years since the Atlanta Hawks won in San Antonio, and they were unable to get the job done tonight as well. It was close, but the last time the Hawks won in San Antonio, Dominique Wilkins was still playing – for the Spurs!


Kent Bazemore was seemingly the only Hawks player that had a good night. Baze’s 26 points was his highest output ever off the bench, and he also produced 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists and was a team-high +9 in 24 minutes.


Also, as has been already stated, the Atlanta Hawks managed a historic three-point shooting feat as a team tonight. The Hawks bypassed the 1000-three-pointer threshold with their first triple of the night, and now stand at 1011 for the season.

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The Hawks are back in action tomorrow in a back-to-back against the Philadelphia 76ers.