Weighted down by injuries and their skill behind the bow (17%), the Hawks sank into the Jazz Friday night.
After their match canceled because of the Covid-19 Wednesday in Phoenix, Atlanta bowed heavily on Friday on the floor of the Jazz (92-116). The Hawks, behind the scoreboard the entire game, conceded a scathing 21-0 in the second half.
In this slump, Clint Capela got out of the game, with 16 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes, despite a minus 19 differential. Leader of the franchise, Trae Young went completely through (4 points to 1/11 in shots).
After a very good start to the season – 4 victories in the first 5 matches -, the Geneva pivot and his partners fell back into line a little, mainly due to the injuries of major players (Danilo Gallinari, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Kris Dunn) who burden the workforce.
Only positive point, the return to the game against Utah by Rajon Rondo, who spent 19 minutes on the floor for a differential of +3. Enough to help the Georgians, 9th with a record of 5 successes for six losses, to move up the hierarchy of the Eastern Conference.
Among the other meetings of the evening, the favorites ensured: the Lakers beat New Orleans (112-95), Boston swept Orlando (124-97), the Clippers atomized Sacramento (138-100) and Milwaukee went from narrowly against Dallas (112-109).