Well this has been an exciting first week if you are a fan of the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks opened the campaign with a 2-1 performance and you couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the season. Trae Young like he cannot be guarded and the rookies appear to be very competent in their starting roles. With that said, let’s take a look at where the Hawks rank in this week’s power ranking roundup.
A few of the Atlanta Hawks players spoke to cleveland.com after Wednesday's 123-98 rout by the Cleveland Cavaliers and voiced their objection with the way the Cavaliers went about breaking the three-point record.
Al Horford is not concerned with his contract status. That business can wait. The Hawks center will enter the final year of a contract that will pay him $12 million in 2015-16. He will become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Then and only then, Horford said, will he think about his future. The priority is the season at hand. “My focus right now is to get better individually and help our team be the best team that we can be,” Horford said Tuesday. “I have the same mindset and that is to help our team win and put us in a good position and try to be better.
One night earlier, Al Horford, Paul Millsap and the Atlanta Hawks were off their game. Horford scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and DeMarre Carroll added a career-best 26 points to lift Atlanta to a 117-105 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Millsap had 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Hawks (43-10), who bounced back from a loss to Memphis the previous night. Horford and Millsap were a combined 4 of 21 for 10 points against the Grizzlies but went 19 for 31 against the Wolves.
The Atlanta Hawks outshot the Golden State Warriors in a big win in the matchup of the league's two best teams, plus three other things we saw Friday.
After the Atlanta Hawks’ 124-116 victory Friday night, their public-address announcer screamed, “Now, do you believe?” The Warriors sure do.
The Atlanta Hawks saw their 19-game winning streak come to an end but their lead in the Eastern Conference continues to grow.