Postgame Thoughts: Hawks at Wizards

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
By Micah Hart

Some thoughts on the Hawks’ tough 100-95 overtime win over the Wizards Tuesday night in DC:

Lou Williams was the player of the game for the Hawks tonight, and really saved their bacon with some timely shots, especially after Devin Harris was lost for the game with a sore foot. LouWillVille finished the night with a season-high 24 points, including 10-11 from the foul line, to lead the team to victory. His 3-pointer with 43.9 seconds left in regulation stemmed the tide for the Hawks late, and settled the team down to eventually take home the win.

— Larry Drew didn’t want to play DeShawn Stevenson tonight (Stevenson typically doesn’t play both ends of a back-to-back to rest his knees), but forced into service DeShawn came up big. Not only did he hit TWO baskets from inside the arc, but his 3-pointer in overtime gave the Hawks the lead for good. If he ends up not playing against the Thunder Wednesday night as a result, at least his minutes were not spent in vain.

— Another game, another stat stuff for Josh Smith. 17 points, 13 rebounds, 5 blocks (including a huge one with the Wizards trying to tie it up late in OT), and 3 steals for Smoove.

Kyle Korver was hot tonight, hitting 5-6 from the field for 16 points. Would like to have seen him get some more looks, but give the Wizards credit for chasing him all over the court.

— Quiet night for Al Horford. Big Al only scored 5 points, but chipped in in other ways with 11 boards and 6 assists.

— Former Hawk Jordan Crawford did his best against his former team, hitting difficult shot after difficult shot to finish with 27 points. He jawed with his former teammates all night long, even drawing a double technical when ref Joey Crawford thought the conversation between him and Jeff Teague got a little salty.

Overall, a much closer result than Atlanta was hoping for, but a win is a win, especially on the road. No time to rest unfortunately, with the Thunder and their 11-game win streak in town Wednesday night at Philips Arena.

What’d you think?

2 Responses to “Postgame Thoughts: Hawks at Wizards”

  1. Sheena

    Yes a win is a win but we can do better. The Hawks can be a really great team but they need to find some kind of way to be consistent. Believe they are great and work hatd enough to pull it together. I’m a Hawks fan forever but I would love for this team we got to shock the NBA win it all. We got alot of great talent. It takes a team to win not one superstar!!!!

  2. Jordan Valdés

    All three of our wins against the Wizards this season have been by single digits, and that does worry me about what will happen in matchups between these teams once John Wall gets back. Fortunately, we only have one more game against the Wizards this season.

    We really need Jeff Teague to step up his defense. I thought he was gonna shut down Jordan Crawford, since he knows some of his moves since they played together.

    A win is a win though, so I can’t complain too much. I liked the overall effort by J-Smoove to bounce back from a terrible performance against GSW.