Atlanta Hawks: Hawks 120, Bobcats 93
ajc - almost 5 years
Sure, it was just the Bobcats, whose minimal chances to win evaporated when Corey Maggette didn’t suit up and D.J. Augustin left the game after just 11 minutes. Then again, the Hawks beat them down with none of their starters playing more than 30 minutes, Joe Johnson scoring 16 points on 13 shots and a so-so effort on the boards.
Aside from another lax defensive effort in the first quarter, there wasn’t much not to like. The Hawks attacked the basket, shared the ball (and took care of it), played with pace and got to the free-throw line while opening up the big lead in the first half. They even avoided a typical sluggish start to the third quarter and then the starters got to watch the reserves finish things off.
“I was really happy that we were able to rest those guys in the fourth quarter,” Larry Drew said. “It was a good game all around. I thought from start to finish we executed our game plan.”
Well, maybe not the start. Why is it the Hawks always seem OK with a