The November first matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and the Sacramento Kings was one to be forgotten. It was the Hawks fourth game in 6 days so you could see the fatigue. The Hawks beat Sacramento by 46 last year(the biggest defeat in Hawks history) so you know they were out for revenge. The fatigue killed the Hawks this game and even though they started strong their weaknesses were exposed fast.
The first quarter for the Hawks started very up and down. The Hawks had 8 turnovers the first quarter. Kent Bazemore and Buddy Hield got into a brief altercation after Bazemore got upset at him for diving into the back of his legs. This same move sent Kevin Huerter to the locker room with an ankle injury (He was unable to return) and Hield then went on a tear scoring 9pts in the first quarter. The Hawks were down by 6 going into the second and looked like the same old Hawks after going down by 13. But with fast pace and continuous passing the Hawks stormed back and ended the quarter on a run to be down by 5 at half.
Hawks once again started the 3rd quarter slow and were down by 12 midway into the third. The intensity level had dropped and Sacramento’s second chance points were piling up. Trae young was contained well by the Kings as he wasn’t able to even get a 3pt attempt off until 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. De’arron Fox had 21 in the third quarter, the Kings scored 46 and they finished on a nightmarish run leading the Hawks 115-87 to start the 4th. The fourth quarter wasn’t any different. The deficit was too much for the Hawks to handle and you can tell they had already given in. The Hawks lost the game 146-115 and dropped to 2-6 in the season. 22 turnovers destroyed the Hawks this game and continue to destroy us all season. Jeremy Lin was our leading scorer with 22 and the Kings De’arron Fox got his first triple double against us.