Atlanta Hawks made an impressive win with Trae Young 29 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic 17 points, Solomon Hill 12 points, Rajon Rondo 12 points, Cam Reddish 11 points, John Collins 15 points and De’Andre Hunter 11 points. Almost all players of Atlanta in double figures except Clint Capela 7 points, Kevin Huerter 9 points and Bruno Fernando 5 points. They win with 128-120 final score despite Detroit good offensive performance and contributions from each players.
Detroit Pistons is lead by Jerami Grant 27 points and Josh Jackson 27 points. They still fall short to close the game winning, Blake Griffin didnt play but good contributions from Deloon Wright 18 points, Wayne Ellington 11 points, Killian Hayes 10 points, Mason Plumlee 9 points and 12 rebounds and Saddiq Bey 10 points.
Offensive rebounds plagued the Hawks and were a big reason Detroit stayed in the game. Despite Clint Capela making his debut with the team, the Pistons out-rebounded them 17-8 on that end.
Atlanta definitely showed the good and the bad of their new team, putting up impressive offensive numbers but struggling on the defensive end. Struggling on defense is always bad, but it’s even worst given the competition.
The Pistons aren’t especially talented when fully healthy and they were missing Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin tonight as well. If they don’t improve on that end, things could get ugly when Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Joe Harris come to town on Wednesday.
In the end, a win is a win, but the Hawks didn’t look impressive tonight as they did in the first two games.