The Atlanta Hawks are looking for solutions.
In opposition to a shorthanded Miami Warmth crew, their stoop continued at State Farm Enviornment, happening 115-91, marking their ninth-straight residence loss — a streak that dates again to November 22.
The Warmth, who had been once more with out Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, improved to 11-4 with out their star duo within the lineup, compounding the distress in Atlanta with Tyler Herro pouring in a close to triple-double off the bench with 21 factors, 11 assists and 9 rebounds.
It was a brutal evening on the offensive finish for the Hawks, who shot simply 37.8 p.c (31-of-82) from the sector and 28.9 p.c (13-of-45) from the 3-point line and after trailing by simply 5 factors on the half (56-51), they let the sport slip away with a poor third quarter efficiency.
Miami began the third quarter on a 19-2 run to increase their result in 22 factors, outscoring the Hawks 30-16 within the interval due to a barrage of 3-pointers, pulling down 5 of their 16 within the body. In the meantime, the Hawks went 0-of-6 from deep within the quarter and shot simply 5-of-18 from the sector.
“We simply weren’t in a position to maintain, actually, something,” Hawks head coach Nate McMillan said of their sloppy third quarter displaying.
Coming off a visit to the Japanese Convention Finals, the Hawks have underwhelmed this season, at the moment holding the fourth-worst file within the East at 17-23, 3.0 video games again of the ultimate Play-In Match seed.
In these 9 residence losses, the Hawks protection has been close to non-existent, giving up 117.9 points per 100 possessions, which might rank lifeless final within the NBA this season.
Throughout their previous eight video games, they’ve given up 130-plus factors on 4 events and whereas they’ve struggled for consistency of their lineup on account of COVID-19 well being and security protocols, they don’t seem to be making any excuses.
“I don’t know, to be trustworthy with you,” Trae Young said following Sunday’s loss to the LA Clippers. “I really feel like that is getting repetitive since my early years dropping, you attempt so exhausting to discover a technique to win and it’s simply not sufficient, and also you’ve simply bought to discover a manner. It’s powerful. I don’t know methods to reply that query. I believe that stays between myself and myself.
“… We’re lastly getting some guys again, however we’ve bought to win. For me, I imply clearly, it’s irritating. I hate dropping. That’s just about it. I’m not the happiest man on this planet proper now, however we’ve bought to discover a technique to win.”
Atlanta has now misplaced three in a row and dropped 9 of their previous 12 video games.
They will get one other shot on the Warmth on Friday when the 2 groups meet once more in Miami, earlier than a four-game homestand towards the Knicks, Bucks, Timberwolves and Warmth once more.