Atlanta Hawks Game Preview: Final Game of Season Awaits

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

A swift preview of the final game of the regular season for the Atlanta Hawks.

For the final time this season, the Atlanta Hawks will face off in a regular season game. This time, it will be the team’s fourth and final matchup against the Indiana Pacers, who will be going for the season sweep of the Hawks.

However, this game will be a true toss-up, as the Pacers are locked into the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference and will likely be looking to rest as many players as possible. The Hawks, for their part, will not be resting Trae Young and John Collins (thankfully), which means that many a lob and alley-oop will be passing from the hands of the former to the latter.

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This season has been a roller-coaster ride but going from the final year of Coach Bud last season and his joyless rebuilding style to the up-tempo offensive style that Coach Lloyd Pierce has installed has been extremely enjoyable to watch.

Really, this season has been a vast improvement over the last two, with the one prior to last year being the Dwight Howard experiment. The less said about that, the better.

This Atlanta Hawks team was mostly a joy to behold. The thing about rebuilding teams is that, usually, they’re a bit more fun in the early goings, because the expectations are supremely low.

Such is the case with this team, as Las Vegas oddsmakers pegged the Atlanta Hawks for no more than 23 wins in the team’s over/unders. Now, months later, the team might be able to win 6 more games than they did last year with rookies playing a huge number of minutes.

The future of this team is bright, and with (hopefully) two lottery picks on the way this year, it will only get brighter.

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Thanks for joining us at Soaring Down South throughout the season, but now that the offseason is upon us, we’ll be firing off plenty of free agency and draft coverage throughout the summer. Go Hawks!