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The injury that Mike Scott suffered against Denver a few days ago was more than just a bother. The team announced that Scott has broken his left big toe and will likely miss 4-6 weeks as he recovers.

This is a tough blow for both the team and Scott, who was shooting a career-high 35.3% from the great beyond this season. The emoji-covered forward has provided serious spark off the bench and his quick-trigger shot will be missed during the remainder of the regular season.

My favorite part about watching Scott was his ability to catch fire at any given time. Definitely one of the most confident shooters out there, Scott has not been afraid to throw it up this season. From his hot 3rd quarter in Indianapolis during the playoffs last season to his highlight dunks he’s tallied up this year, Mike Scott has been a fun guy to watch.

The team also announced that they will be signing NBA vet Austin Daye to a 10-day contract. Daye, most recently a member of the Erie BayHawks in the D-League, appeared in 26 games for the San Antonio Spurs earlier this season.

I remember it like it was yesterday… Austin Daye scored 20 points on 9-of-11 against the Hawks back in 2013 when he was a bench player for the Detroit Pistons. His contributions late in the game helped the Pistons win by one point. He infuriated me with his hot shooting that night. I can only hope that now, years after ruining my January 3rd evening, he provides some of the same microwave-like┬áspark normally held by Mike Scott off the bench.

A career 35% three-point shooter, Daye will wear number three for the Hawks.

In other news, the Hawks will not be bringing back Jarell Eddie after his 10-day contract expired this week. They signed him to a deal and he didn’t get any playing time. Huh? I’m a little surprised that Budenholzer didn’t test him out at least once, especially on nights where some starters were rested. The shooting-specialist Eddie will have to leave Atlanta without a bucket on his record.

RECAP: Pistons 85, Hawks 84

Bo Churney —  January 5, 2013

FINAL

DET(13-22) 85 – 84 (20-11) ATL

Key Performers:

A. Horford (ATL): 18 pts, 15 reb, 3 ast
A. Daye (DET): 20 pts, 6 reb
[FULL BOX SCORE]

Despite the Hawks playing terrible for most of the game, it actually became an extremely fun contest near the end. With a little over six left in the fourth, Andre Drummond committed a technical foul when the Pistons were up 83-66. The Hawks then used a 16-0 run, largely behind Al Horford and Kyle Korver, to bring the game to within one. However, the Pistons were able to luck it out, as they got a bucket from Rodney Stuckey, and saw a jumper from Al Horford, that was called a three on the floor, be reviewed back to a two. The Hawks had one final chance at the end, but Lou Williams shot a three of the side of the backboard to seal it for Detroit.

Reaction Grades: [assessed 0-10]

Josh Smith: Josh is doing too much of this lately: play a strong first quarter, get complacent in the 2nd quarter and beyond, with his contributions being limited compared to what they should be. His love of the jumper was part of the reason the Hawks were outscored by 19 points during a stretch in the first and second quarters, and then he wasn’t on the floor for the 16-0 run during the fourth due to an aggravated hip flexor. Not a great night for Smoove despite the 20 points. 5.5/10

Al Horford: YGTMYFTs is a phrase I’m using increasingly on Twitter. It stands for “you’ve got to make your free throws”. Take note Al, as those three freebies you bricked were the difference in the game. Of course, you probably should have had more than three chances at the line, and you were so shocked when you actually got there, that you didn’t know what to do. Otherwise, Al had a great night, and probably could have had more than 18 points if he just pulled the trigger more often on open jumpers. 8/10

Lou Williams: Lou’s five threes were a large reason that the Hawks were able to stay in this one, and he actually had some pretty useful passes in this one, but he did a pretty poor job on defense at times. Also, if we’re running iso-Lou, and he’s not making shots or getting to the line, then we should probably stop running iso-Lou. 6.5/10

Kyle Korver: Kyle did hit two very important threes late, including a pull-up 30-footer, but I can’t help but think how different this game would have been if he didn’t start out the game 0-5 from the behind the arc. He did contribute in other areas like passing and defense, but when you’re getting that many open threes set up specifically because of your talents, then you need to hit them. 6/10

Jeff Teague: Jeff has an impressive streak going over committing a couple of turnovers that make you think, “what on earth were you planning to accomplish there?” He did have nine assists, but also had five turnovers, and was less than impressive on defense. He also couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with his shots. 4/10 Continue Reading…