The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up their five game homestand with a 87-76 victory over the Charlotte Hornets in Sunday’s matinee matchup. Led by Al Horford’s 13 points and 16 rebounds (his 200th career double-double), the victory means the Hawks finish their five game homestand with a 2-3 record — pretty disappointing all things considered. Losses against the seriously shorthanded Miami Heat and the poor Milwaukee Bucks are losses that could prove costly when it’s all said and done after 82 games.
Wrapping up the homestand the right way — a huge win
If you’re going to lose three of your five games at home, it’s better to lose the first three than the last three. The Hawks finished off their homestand with two wins and that’s some important momentum to take into this five game road trip that the Hawks have coming up.
This is going to be a very tough road trip — three of those five games are against teams that have a .500 or above record. Although, one of the teams below .500 right now that the Hawks face are the Utah Jazz who are the best team that are (marginally) below .500 — so, really, four of those teams are .500 and above. So, to bring some sort of momentum in Golden State for Tuesday’s game against the Warriors is big.