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RECAP: Celtics 115, Hawks 104

Bo Churney —  February 27, 2014

FINAL

BOS(20-39) 115 – 104 (26-31)ATL

Key Performers:
R. Rondo (BOS): 22 pts, 11 ast, 3 stl
D. Carroll (ATL): 24 pts, 7 reb
[FULL BOX SCORE]

Ah, another year, another time the Hawks hoodwink us into thinking they can win in Boston. Atlanta came out red-hot in the first quarter, sinking their first six shots from the field. At one point, the Hawks led the Celtics 23-8. However, Boston then used their own run to get back into the game, finishing the quarter 17-4 to only trail by two point by the end of the quarter. The game essentially stayed within a couple of possessions for the rest of the game until Jerryd Bayless and Rondo were finally able to sink enough shots to pull away. Bayless finished with 29 points, just two shy of his career high. He hit a couple of contested looks, but the Hawks just simply lost him on some screens where Bayless was the ball-handler and he just pulled up and knocked down open shots.

Reaction grades [assessed 0-10]:

Jeff Teague: This was very similar to Jeff’s game against the Bulls. He was able to get switched up against a Boston big-man and then used his speed and tricky dribble to get into the lane and score. Jeff finished with 26 points on 18 shots, which is great, but he couldn’t use his same dribbling tricks to create for his teammates. Boston did well at forcing Teague to put the ball up in several situations and because of it, Jeff wasn’t really looking to make plays as much. He also let Jerryd Bayless torch him. Jerryd Bayless!!!! 7/10

DeMarre Carroll: DeMarre was carrying the team’s scoring load in the first half, where he had 17 points in just those two quarters. The Celtics did a better job at preventing him from getting open looks in the second half, but having DeMarre score 24 point should usually be a coup for the Atlanta offense. On defense, Carroll got most of his minutes at power forward and even played center for a stretch. That reminds me, have I talked about how injuries have decimated this team yet. THEY WERE FORCED TO PLAY DEMARRE CARROLL AT CENTER! 8/10

Kyle Korver: The streak is off to 126, as Kyle got that problem out of the way rather early. He hit four threes against the Celtics and finished with 17 points overall. He also had a weird, Dream Shake-ish looking up-and-under in the third quarter that I didn’t even know Kyle was capable of doing. 7/10

Elton Brand: No 40 minutes for Elton on this night. Nope, he only played 34 against Boston’s relatively small frontcourt… and it probably would have been better if he could play more. Without Brand, the Hawks were playing either Mike Scott or DeMarre (like seriously, they actually had to do this) at center and it just didn’t work; the Hawks were absolutely destroyed on the boards when Brand wasn’t in the game. Elton’s overall line of 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and five blocks was pretty great, but the three turnovers are a bit too much and he really just looked exhausted at the end of the game and his defense finally started to yield points. 7.5/10

Shelvin Mack: With Teague getting mismatches for a bunch of the night, Shelvin was more in the role of the team’s primary playmaker and it didn’t work out that well. He did have eight assists, but the added responsibility also meant that Mack couldn’t be the more conservative guy that he wants to be; he had four of the Hawks’ 18 turnovers, which is way too many giveaways. Shelvin also had an off night from the floor, only going 1-for-5 from the field. 5.5/10 Continue Reading…

Grizzlies 90, Hawks 82

Bo Churney —  October 20, 2013

Bad news for the Hawks: they lost.

Good news for the Hawks: Jerryd Bayless likely won’t be hitting everything he throws up when the regular season starts. Bayless scored 22 points on 8-for-9 shooting (5-for-5 on threes in the first half) to lead the Grizzlies to a 90-82 victory in Philips Arena.

“Jerryd Bayless, I don’t think he ever missed,” Coach Mike Budenholzer said.

“He was shooting lights out,” Jeff Teague said. “When guys get hot like that it’s hard to stop them.”

Bayless was the only Grizzlies starter to have success on offense, however. The Hawks played very stingy defense on Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, limiting Gasol to 10 points and Randolph to only four field goal attempts.

“They get the ball inside, it’s an emphasis in their offense,” Budenholzer said, “so for us, to get tested like that in the preseason and for Al [Horford] and Paul [Millsap] and everybody to defend the paint and to defend the post pretty decently… I think we’ll learn from that.” Continue Reading…