The Atlanta Hawks completed a never-ending road trip on Friday without being home for the eighth consecutive game. Before the tip, the evening’s story is the injury report of both parties. The Hawks lack Trey Young, John Collins, DeAndre Hunt, Danilo Gallinari, Cam Redish and Chris Dunn, while the Pelicans lack Zion William Jameson, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Steven Adams and Josh Hart. In this way, every team faces challenges on the roster, but in the end, the Eagles are just a better team on the road to a 126-103 road victory.
Although the Eagles scored first, the Pelicans led 10-3, which prompted Nate McMillan to withdraw from the game early. All 1
The offense did start to become active, but, while keeping in touch, scored 14 points in three minutes. Part of the push resulted in a 9-2 game, which equalized 21-21.
After the first quarter, New Orleans did get a 34-28 lead, although it could be worse for the Hawks. The Pelicans shot 56% from the field and scored 22 points in the opening paint, allowing Atlanta to seek opportunities to improve resistance.
For the Hawks, the way the second quarter started was much more positive. Atlanta tied the score to 36-36 with a score of 8-2. Expanding to 15-6 overall, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Lou Williams’ jumpers gave the Hawks a 43-40 lead with 7:05 remaining in the half.
In the second quarter, the Eagles did not go all out, and the Pelicans only took a small lead in the last 90 seconds. However, Atlanta achieved strong results, taking a half-time lead between the 22 combined points of Bogdanovic and Kevin Hurt.
Then, the Hawks flew out of the locker room with a score of 12-2 in the third quarter, leading this point with the biggest advantage of 67-56.
After the Pelicans finally counterattack, the Eagles once again increased the gear to 83-64 with a score of 16-3. Popular shots are a big factor, but Clint Capela also performed well on both ends.
Onyeka Okongwu also participated in this game, making high-level contributions at both ends and continuing his recent outstanding performance.
The Eagles averaged 39 points per game and set a new season-high scoring record in the third quarter. Atlanta’s field goal percentage is 15 of 24 and 5 of 11 from three shots, leading 94-79 from the field.
The visiting team continued its high-level game. Starting in the fourth quarter, when Hutt found the bottom of the net from the bottom left corner, the lead rose to 20.
In the fourth quarter, Atlanta, led by 25 people, competed for victory. Bogdanovic led the way, a balanced and impressive effort by the understaffed Eagles. After scoring a season-high 28 points on Thursday, Bogdanovic scored 26 points on 17-for-9 shooting and 11-for-6 from beyond the three-point line.
Elsewhere, Huerter performed well, setting a season-high 24 points with 15 of 10 field goals. Capela had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks. Williams had 19 points and 8 assists. Okonwu (career-high 11 points, 9 rebounds), Snell (10 points) and Goodwin (10 points, 5 assists) also provided valuable contributions.
After winning the victory, the Eagles ended eight games with a 4-4 record, which can be said to be positive overall, especially in the case of injuries. Atlanta’s overall record this season is 25 wins and 24 losses.
Now, the Eagles will take a day off on Saturday and then return to action on Sunday at the National Farm Arena against the Golden State Warriors.