The Atlanta Hawks (10-9) are back over .500 for the first time since Nov 1 following their 124-106 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Their current six-game surge equals the slide they experienced immediately before it. They have scored 110-plus points in each game on this run; something they managed to do only twice during their prior slide
They outscored the Spurs 76-56 in the second and third quarters alone.
Their defense has picked up some too. The Orlando Magic have been the only team to score over 110 points in the last six games. Five of the Hawks six opponents on their skid scored at least that.
Adding to it is the fact that this win came on the road where the Hawks entered the night with the worst road record in the Eastern Conference at 1-8.
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Trae Young led all scorers with 31 points (on 63.6 percent shooting) and had 11 assists, seven rebounds, and two steals to just two turnovers. He’s taken his play to a different level lately, controlling the flow of the offense much earlier in games than he was during their rough stretch.
He’s also started to get to the line more frequently, averaging 8.0 attempts per game before going 1-of-2 against the Spurs.
The Hawks finished the night with a season-high eight players having double-digit points including John Collins who had 15 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic with 18 points (and 4-of-6 threes), and while Kevin Huerter had 10 points.
Danilo Gallinari matched Huerter’s mark and went 8-for-8 at the charity stripe off of the bench while Cam Reddish and Lou Williams each scored 12 points.