Ntilikina, two seconds on the floor
Tom Thibodeau has taken the very annoying habit of under-soliciting his Frenchman Frank Ntilikina. Friday night, the technician again bordered the ridiculous by sending his substitute leader on the floor for … two seconds of play. It was to be the time to defend the last possession of the Hawks at the end of the first quarter but a fault of Reggie Bullock finally returned this last balloon to New York to negotiate. Ntilikina therefore left the field during the free throws attempted by Trae Young, without ever having had the opportunity to go to the screen. In his last five matches, the former Strasbourg player has accumulated one minute and 21 seconds of play.