Hawks Rally But Not Enough; Fall to Pistons 111-104
What was a fairly lopsided game until late 4th quarter when the hawks rally back and tie the game. Reggie Jackson caught the hot hand late with the score tied at 100 with one minute, Jackson hits a contested three and comes back with another triple to seal the Hawks’ fate becoming 2-10 on the season.
Dennis Schroder had 17 points and 11 assists alongside Kent Bazemore’s 22-point, 5-assist, 5-rebound stat line.
Andre Drummond had 16 points, 20 rebounds and a surprising seven assists to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 111-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
The Pistons outscored Atlanta 31-19 in the second quarter and led 57-41 at halftime, but couldn’t shake the Hawks. Atlanta kept it close and finally tied it at 94 when Kent Bazemore made back-to-back 3s. It was tight the rest of the way, but Jackson’s 3-pointer with 52.5 seconds remaining put the Pistons up 103-100. He connected again from beyond the arc with 21.3 seconds left to make it 107-100.
Dennis Schroder had 17 points and 11 assists for Atlanta (2-10), which has the worst record in the Eastern Conference, top 2 worst in the NBA. Good if this is the GM’s plans of getting the best chance at a lottery pick this upcoming draft.
Through the first 12 games the hawks have played fairly hard but that only lasts until the talent from the opponent out-talents due to inexperience. Tonight they shed another double digit deficit, if they come out more aggressive knocking down shots they wouldn’t have to try and make heroic comebacks. It’s all a learning experience and the hawks still play team ball and share a great culture.
Hawks injured reserves DeAndre’ Bembry (fractured right wrist), Mike Muscala (sprained left ankle), Miles Plumlee (strained right quad) and Ersan Ilyasova (bruised left knee) missed the game.
Pistons: Detroit was without Stanley Johnson (strained right hip flexor) and Jon Leuer (left ankle sprain).
Hawks: At Washington on Saturday night.