Atlanta Hawks: Grading Sweet Lou Williams’ time with the team

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Atlanta Hawks season highlights for Lou Williams

Williams had an incredibly efficient regular season during his time with the Hawks. While his averages were down at 10.0 points, 3.4 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game, Williams shot the ball incredibly well from beyond the arc. His 44.4 percent shooting from deep was the best of his career.

Williams had one of his better games for the Hawks in the second game he played which was against the New Orleans Pelicans. Williams had 19 points, eight assists, and four rebounds, and was a key reason the Hawks did not give up their fourth-quarter lead, which had been a problem for the franchise throughout the season.

The sharp-shooting guard was one of the big reasons for the turnaround in the fifth game of the Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Philadelphia 76ers. He only had 15 points and three assists in the game but he had a plus 31 impact on the box score and helped the Hawks advance.

However, the best game that Lou Williams played in a Hawks uniform was in his first-ever playoff start. The setting was in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks no less. He had 21 points, eight assists, and five rebounds in an effort that kept the series alive after Young was injured.