Some surprising players show fight for the Atlanta Hawks: 3 takeaways

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After going down by as much as 24 points against the Charlotte Hornets, the Atlanta Hawks showed some fight before losing the game – three takeaways.

In a game where the Atlanta Hawks were jumped early by the Charlotte Hornets, they did not give in. The Hawks showed plenty of fight after going down by as many as 24 points. They took the lead with five minutes remaining before losing the game by eight points.

Gordon Hayward was unstoppable in the first half. He scored 25 points before the main break on his way to a career-high 44 points. He was slowed during the third period by veteran Solomon Hill during the Hawks’ comeback. However, he was still able to score 14 in the final period to ice the game.

Trae Young had a shocking game with his first-half numbers consisting of two points, three rebounds, two assists, and seven turnovers. He would perform slightly better in the second half, ending up with seven points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal, and still seven turnovers. He only took nine shots for the game.

This Atlanta Hawks team needs the veterans they signed during the offseason.

Coach Lloyd Pierce would have loved nothing more than to be able to throw Rajon Rondo onto the floor to calm things down. He would have also loved Kris Dunn to try and curtail Hayward or Danilo Gallinari to add quality shooting to the mix.

Unfortunately for the Hawks Rondo is out for the next few games and neither Dunn nor Gallinari have recovered from their injuries. Nevertheless, the undermanned Hawks put up a really good fight, particularly when they were down by so many. Let’s get on to the three takeaways.