It’s these little details that plague the Hawks’ flight
De’Andre Hunter thought he had done the hardest part. His challenge on DeMar DeRozan’s final shot was so good that the Bulls player found himself swinging an airball. The Hawks, then tied with the Chicago franchise, thought they could go into overtime.
Except for John Collins, who did well to fend off Patrick Williams on the rebound, dropped the leather and Ayo Dosunmu, who came out of nowhere, recovered the ball that was around and scored at the buzzer under the circle. The Bulls’ point guard had yet to be challenged by the Hawks’ defense when he just finished his throw-in…
Here is a heavy loss for the Hawks and John Collins, author of this fatal hand fault. “ He is having a hard time with himself. He knows we support him. He was told that it wasn’t all his fault, it was just an action in the game. However, the match is long, and if we manage our tasks in the first two quarters (note: 61 points received), we wouldn’t be there anymore Trae Young said.
This sentiment is shared by Dejounte Murray, who points out the often decisive small details. ” It shows that we have to work hard throughout the game. The little things, diving on the court, being there for your teammate… The ball is very important, you have to make sure it’s taken care of, it starts with me. I always say that I don’t like losing the ball. Even if it’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th quarter, I don’t want it. (But) I know it will happen “The former Spurs player notes, that the new team is one of the best students in the league (4th) with only 13.5 “turnovers” per game.
Lack of regularity
This good average doesn’t stop the Hawks from suffering regularly when a tight end game is announced.
Georgia players boast a balanced record of seven wins for as many losses when the margin is five points or more in the final five minutes of play.
” When you make a mistake, by not screening, not taking care of the ball or not getting rebounds, it can be costly. […] You have to make the right choices to win, and we didn’t. We didn’t make ‘stops’, we didn’t get rebounds, we didn’t take the necessary shots. So this is something that can be corrected. We need to improve this area ” claimed Nate McMillan.
There is no doubt at this price that the Hawks, whose ambitions gained another dimension with the summer recruitment of Dejounte Murray, will be able to take off for good. They currently occupy 8th place in the East with a balance sheet there too that balances at 16 wins for 16 losses. Since they started the season with seven wins in ten games, Atlanta has skated and failed to string more than two wins in a row…
“ We will not look for an excuse. We know what to do in hard times. […] Less than five minutes from the end (against the Bulls), we are ahead by eight points. We saw what we did in the video, we have to do better. That’s where it comes from “, concluded Nate McMillan.
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