Atlanta Hawks Weekly Recap: Oct. 27 - Nov. 2

Ryan Loftis By Ryan Loftis, 3rd Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A recap of the first week of the 2015-16 NBA season for the Atlanta Hawks.

Hawks Win Three of Their First Four Games

Oct. 27: The Hawks' season got off to a disappointing start, a 106-94 loss to the visiting Detroit Pistons. The Pistons out-rebounded the Hawks 59-40 (Detroit center Andre Drummond grabbed 19 alone), and all five of their starters scored in double figures. Shooting only 38.5 percent didn't prevent the Pistons from leading by as many as 19 points on their way to victory. Guard Dennis Schroder led the Hawks in scoring with 20 points.

Oct. 29: Following the opening night loss, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer challenged his team. "I think we had a healthy film session. There he kind of told us what he expected from us, what he wanted us to do a little bit better," forward-center Al Horford said. "I think everybody answered the call." That they did. The Hawks' first road game of the season brought them their first win, a 112-101 victory over the New York Knicks. Six Hawks scored in double figures, and Atlanta sank 10 three-pointers.

Oct. 30: It was Hawks guard Kent Bazemore's night: He led his team in scoring with 19 points and tied his career record by making four three-pointers. The Hawks could never rest easy against the visiting Charlotte Hornets, who recovered from a 12-point deficit in the second quarter and a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Atlanta scored 26 points off of Charlotte's 20 turnovers, but a Hawks turnover with 2.8 seconds left nearly cost them the game. Hornets guard Kemba Walker missed a three-point attempt, and the Hawks held on to win 97-94.

Nov. 1: The Hawks and Hornets faced off again, this time in Charlotte. Once again, the Hawks held on for a narrow victory. Atlanta held a five-point lead with less than 15 seconds left in the game, but Charlotte forward Marvin Williams hit a three-pointer with 12.3 seconds left. A botched Hawks inbound pass led to a jump ball, and the ball ended up in Charlotte forward Nicolas Batum's hands. Batum passed to Kemba Walker, who missed a jumper. The Hawks' 94-92 victory spoiled the Hornets' home opener.


Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Interesting Post!

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author avatar Ryan Loftis
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Glad you like it. I'm a big Hawks fan, so it's great to be able to share what's going with them throughout the season.

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