Atlanta Hawks: 4 Crazy Stats from Horrendous Blowout vs. Magic

Evan Fournier against the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Evan Fournier against the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images) /

A quick statistical recap of what was one of the worst games of the season for the Atlanta Hawks.

The Atlanta Hawks saved the worst for last during last night’s game against the Orlando Magic. With over 5 minutes to go in the first quarter, the Hawks trailed 27-7. At the end of the first quarter, the Magic were up 42 to 13. More of the same continued for the rest of the game.

The biggest lead for the Magic was, indeed, 40 points at one point, though the Hawks managed to bring it back down to a respectable 36 points by game’s end.

Sometimes, a team just has your number, and this year for the Atlanta Hawks, it was the Magic. This brutal drubbing completed a four-game season sweep of the Hawks by Orlando, so let’s just hope the team puts the past behind them and comes in with a new outlook next season.

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Despite this being a truly despicable game, and the less said about it the better, why don’t we say a little bit more about it? Let’s take a look at just a few stats from this blowout, including (shockingly) a positive one! We’ll start with the good news.


With his 36th 20-point game of the season, Trae Young is now tied for second with Lou Hudson among Atlanta Hawks rookies for number of 20-point games in a players’ first season. Who’s number 1? None other than Pete Maravich, who logged 52 such games in his rookie campaign. Sadly, with only 2 games left, Trae will not be able to catch The Pistol. No worries, he’s already the best rookie in franchise history.


The Magic got 58 bench points in this one, including 25 from Terrence Ross. Each player who saw minutes for the Magic scored at least 2 points.


The Magic starters, not to be outdone, scored 91 combined points. Each Orlando starter logged at least 10 points and were led by Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier – both of whom adore playing against Atlanta. A quick note: Vooch was a +39 in on/off rating in this game.


Finally, the Atlanta Hawks gave up a whopping 149 points in this game, which is the highest total in regulation the franchise has given up since December 5, 1969 against the now-defunct Cincinnati Royals, who were led by Oscar Robertson. It was also the 5th time this season the Hawks gave up 140 points or more.

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With only 2 games left to go, the Atlanta Hawks ran into a playoff-hungry Magic squad in this one and got clobbered. It happens! Bring on the offseason!