MISSED OPPORTUNITIES HAUNT HAWKS IN LOSS
In the fourth quarter, with the Hawks trailing 70-66, neither team scored a point for over three and a half minutes. During that stretch Atlanta missed two shots at the rim and committed two turnovers. >> CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM THE BLOG
-- The Hawks jumped out to an early 10-2 advantage but Golden State eventually took control, leading by as many as 13 in the second, before settling for a 48-38 edge at the break.
-- Atlanta shot .326 from the floor in the first half, missed five of their 11 free throw attempts and was outrebounded 33-18.
-- The Hawks got back in it in the third, cutting the deficit to 64-61, behind Joe Johnson's 12 points, heading to the last stanza.
-- Atlanta knotted the score at 78 with under a minute to play on Zaza Pachulia's put back ... With the Warriors up two and 1.8 seconds remaining, Monta Ellis was fouled and split two free throws, but Josh Smith's desperation heave was off the mark.
-- Smith (14 points\10 rebounds), Pachulia (13 points\16 boards) and Marvin Williams (11 points\12 rebounds) all posted double-doubles for the Hawks ... Johnson was the top scorer with 18 and Jeff Teague added 15.
-- Monta Ellis paced the Warriors with 24 points and David Lee had 22 and 12 rebounds.
-- Atlanta finished the night shooting .337 from the field, .222 from three-point range and .615 from the stripe.
-- Joe Johnson moved past Eddie Johnson into seventh place on the Hawks' all-time made FGs list (3804)
-- The Hawks are back in action on Friday vs. Milwaukee at Philips Arena (7:30pm on SportSouth HD, 680 AM and 93.7 FM).