Warriors defeat Hawks 92 – 88
If you are a Atlanta Hawks fan, you have to be very patient with the team this season. With the absence of two ex-starters Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams, (both traded during the off season) the Hawks are searching for the next guy to step up as the leader of the new team. On the road last night against Golden State, the Hawks had a strong 4th quarter but still fell short at the end.
Recap from NBA.com:
Lou Williams led Atlanta with 18 points and poured home 12 of those in the fourth quarter to make things interesting down the stretch, but the Hawks ran out of time to complete their comeback. “I thought our guys did a great job of responding to being embarrassed on the boards the other night [being outboarded 65-54 by Denver in double overtime Saturday]. . . . We’ve got to be committed to it, because we don’t have the luxury of having one guy that’s going to go get us 20 [rebounds] every night. We’ve got to do it as a committee.”
— Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson on winning the rebounding battle without Bogut
UP NEXT: For the Hawks, Friday @ Sacramento, Monday vs. Orlando, Wednesday vs. Washington. For the Warriors, Friday @ Minnesota, Sunday @ Oklahoma City, Monday @ Dallas.