RECAP: Hawks 103, Sixers 95

Bo Churney —  April 1, 2014


PHI(16-58) 95 – 103 (32-41)ATL

Key Performers:
P. Millsap (ATL): 28 pts, 17 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl
T. Young (PHI): 23 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast, 4 stl, 3 blk

For a moment it looked like the Hawks were about to encounter a disaster. They were down double-digits at the end of the first quarter and the first half, seemingly getting dominated by a Sixer team that is probably the worst team in the league as currently constructed. However, the rest of the Hawks finally decided to show up to complement Paul Millsap’s monster game and the Hawks were able to end their six-game losing streak. Lou Williams came alive in the second half, scoring 16 points, 11 of which came in the fourth quarter where Williams hit several clutch buckets to give the Hawks the edge over Philadelphia.

Reaction Grades: [assessed 0-10]

Paul Millsap: Like all of the Hawks, Millsap was better in the second half than in the first, but he was essentially the the Hawk player to have a good first half. Millsap finished the night with 28 points and 17 boards, but it was the 15 points and seven rebounds from the first two quarters that really kept the Hawks afloat in this game. 10/10

Jeff Teague: Shocking development: Teague was sleep walking for most of the game and only had small spurts where he picked up his effort and played like the he was worth the $32 million contract the team gave him over the summer. Teague had 12 points on 11 shots and five assists with four turnovers; it shouldn’t be a surprise that Lou and Dennis received a good chunk on minutes in this game. 3/10

Pero Antic: Not a good effort on either side of the floor from Pero. He was 1-for-8 from the field and made a couple of bad passes that really stuck out. (he made some good ones too, but the bad ones were ugly) 2/10

DeMarre Carroll: DeMarre had a decent game with nine points, five boards, and four assists, but the best part of it is that his effort was pretty consistent throughout, as it always is. That is always good to see, especially when you consider that DeMarre is still dealing with a rather nasty illness that kept him out of Saturday’s game. How do I know it was a nasty illness? DeMarre showed no shame when talking about it post game in the locker room. Suffice to say… you probably don’t want to know. 8/10

Kyle Korver: Welcome back to the lineup, Kyle. He struggled in his first game back after missing six games dealing with back spasms. He started off 0-for-5 from the field, but he started to come alive a bit in the second half and showed a much more balanced effort on both offense and defense. 6/10

Lou Williams: After getting benched for eight games, Lou Williams has put together a nice stretch of games recently. In his last five games, he’s averaged over 15 points on 46% shooting, three rebounds, and three assists. He’s also getting to the line almost six times per game during that stretch, which is classic Lou Williams form and hopefully a sign that he’s really getting his legs back under him after the ACL injury. Another sign that he’s getting his legs back under him? He dunked in this game! 9/10

Dennis Schröder: Dennis entered the game before Shelvin did, which is just something I thought was peculiar. He did alright in his time, putting up four points, two assists, and two steals. He didn’t really do anything that stood out too much. 5/10

Mike Scott: He had a nice and-1 early in the game. Not much else after that. 5/10

Elton Brand: Pero’s struggles meant that Elton received over 20 minutes in playing time. He was just a big difference on defense, where he stymied a lot of what the Sixers were trying to do. He was a plus-19 for the game, second on the team to… Lou Williams’s plus-23. 7.5/10

Shelvin Mack: He did make a big three in the first half, which ended an 0-for-10 start from behind the arc by the Hawks. Nothing notable after that, however. 5/10

Coach Budenholzer: This team was ICE COLD in the first half, so things were going to turn around on that eventually. However, the effort difference between the first and second halves was very stark. Credit to Coach Bud for turning things around, but the team is not going to be able to comeback from that sort of start against most teams. 6/10

The opposition: After Thad Young and James Anderson stopped dominating in the first half… it was really all down hill for the Sixers. Michael Carter-Williams had a pretty good game, too, but after that… they just aren’t a good team. 8/10


Next: Atlanta vs Chicago, Wednesday, April 2nd

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5 responses to RECAP: Hawks 103, Sixers 95

  1. Bo, why is there a PHX Suns insignia at the top instead of the Philly 76ers insignia?

  2. No one here hopes we lose the 8th spot to the Knicks?

  3. They doubled Teague the entire game. it was hard for him to do anything with two guys shadowing him.