Recapping the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday loss, and headlining some key takeaways.
The Atlanta Hawks fell 130-118 to the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night, falling to 5-17.
Atlanta started fast, but quickly gave up the early 8-point lead they got. A 2nd quarter in which the Nets lived off 2nd chance points gave Brooklyn a halftime lead of 56-47.
The Nets managed 15 offensive boards in the 1st half.
After a high-scoring 3rd period wherein each team put up 35 points, the Nets finally pulled away in the 4th, securing the Hawks’ 17th loss on the season.
As I write nearly every recap, Trae Young was the saving grace of the loss, scoring 39 points, adding 10 assists and some key highlights:
Cam Reddish also had himself a night, ending a string of rough games with 25 points and 3 steals, making 4 of 7 threes in a career high 36 minutes of play.
He made his money however in the paint, showing his clean touch and athleticism on breaks:
The Hawks shot 53% from the field, but between the turnovers and being out-rebounded, the Nets still managed to win fairly easily without matching that number.
- Damian Jones – The center, for the 2nd straight game, set a new career high in points. Jones went for 20, on a perfect 8 of 8 night of shooting. He added 8 boards and a block.
- Free Throws – The Hawks really struggled from the line on the night, making just 13 of their 21 attempts. Damian Jones missed 5
- Brandon Goodwin made his Atlanta Hawk debut, playing two minutes, posting no stats outside of his +/- of -8.
- Kevin Huerter showed signs of rust upon returning from injury, taking just two shots (missing both). He did record 2 assists, a steal, and a block.
The short stint back home ends here, as the Hawks next play in Charlotte, and will carry their 5-17 record to that game.
Good news is they’ll get a nice sized break between now and then, as they won’t play that until Sunday night. Should be enough time for De’Andre Hunter, who missed tonight with a finger injury, to come back.
Come back here for the recap Sunday after the game.