By: Lucas Kochevar
The Hawks played on Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Hawks stayed with the Cavs for most of the first half but then the Cavs pulled away with all the three-pointers they were shooting. The Hawks went down by as much as 25 points. Tim Hardaway Jr. would explode and ignite Atlanta's 42 point 4th quarter comeback. Sadly, the Cavs 25 three's were too much for the Hawks to overcome. THJ finished with a career-high 36 points while Kyrie Irving scored 43 for the Cavs in route to their 135-130 win.
The next game was a Sunday afternoon game and the Hawks played the Pacers. The Hawks started off hot with a 11-0 run to start the game. Then Paul George went off for 24 points. The Hawks were in control for most of the game and the Indiana made a late run and then THJ missed a 3 that led to the Pacers moving the ball around for the open game-winning three pointer made by Glenn Robinson III. The Hawks blew this game late and they should have won it. Tim Hardaway Jr. played another good game with 24 points and Paul George finished with 34 points.
The Hawks next game was Monday against the Warriors and the Hawks started off good again as Dennis Schroder poured in 19 first quarter points. The Hawks scored a 42 point quarter again in the first quarter of this game. The Warriors would come back with a good punch and would male their gap smaller. The Warriors take the lead in the early third quarter. Dennis Schroder would get benched shortly after that for leaving Curry open for a three-pointer while arguing with Dwight Howard. It was obvious after the game that Coach Bud was frustrated with his young PG. The Warriors kept pouring on the three pointers and would go on to win 111-119. Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry both put in 24 points while Dennis finished with 23 points in 23 minutes. Paul Millsap scored a quiet 21 points and 10 rebounds. The Hawks look to bounce back against a struggling Nets team on Wednesday