Following their defeat to the Houston Rockets, the Atlanta Hawks drop to 11-8.
Significant underdogs going into their game against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night were the Houston Rockets. Despite having the worst record in the league, Houston’s young team remained unfazed by Atlanta.
83 points were scored by Trae Young and Dejounte Murray together. Atlanta held a 16-point advantage around the halfway mark of the third quarter and was ready to seal the victory. But a fight between the two teams seemed to inspire Houston.
Houston defeated Atlanta 34-18 in the fourth quarter following the altercation. Clint Capela was absent from Atlanta (dental pain), and it was obvious. Points in the paint and the glass belonged to Houston.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) November 26, 2022
Coach Stephen Silas of the Rockets and his group deserve praise for pulling off such a remarkable upset. But Atlanta suffered a devastating defeat with this. First, John Collins and De’Andre Hunter combined to shoot 0-10 from distance. Onyeka Okongwu is not prepared to start at centre, to start with. Last but not least, AJ Griffin is developing as Atlanta’s third-best offensive option.
After tonight, Hawks coach Nate McMillan will have his job cut out for him. More coverage will be available when we return in the morning. Visit AllHawks.com frequently for news, highlights, and analysis.