Vivlamore with a quick report on the Hawks preseason game against the Spurs Wednesday night. Although I wasn’t there, I thought I would post a few details to you can have a new blog to discuss the developments.
Here is the Associated Press’ report on the game:
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Nando De Colo hit a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds remaining to give the San Antonio Spurs a 101-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in a preseason game Wednesday night.
Josh Powell scored 14 points and Gary Neal added 12 to lead the Spurs, who played a lineup of mostly reserves and training camp hopefuls.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich decided to rest a number of players, including Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili.
Center Eddy Curry got his first start of the preseason and finished with 11 points and eight rebounds, while De Colo added nine points and nine assists.
Damion James and Mike Scott led the Hawks with 11 points apiece. Scott scored seven straight points down the stretch for the Hawks, including a 3-pointer to tie the game with 4 seconds left.
Atlanta scored 20 points on 21 turnovers by San Antonio.
In other details I took from the boxscore:
* The Hawks started a lineup of Josh Smith, Al Horford, Lou Williams, James Anderson and James. Smith and Horford each played less than 16 minutes.
* James also led the Hawks with a team-high eight rebounds and four assists.
* Draft picks John Jenkins (nine points in 21 minutes) and Scott (14 minutes) made their exhibition debuts.Former draft pick Keith Benson also saw his first action (10 points in 11 minutes).
* Jeff Teague and Williams, 10 points each, were the Hawks other double-digit scorers.
* Devin Harris, Zaza Pachulia and DeShawn Stevenson, all nursing injuries, and Anthony Morrow did not play.
* The Hawks shot just 38 percent from the field. The Spurs shot 52 percent.
* The Hawks had 23 assists, up from the 19 they had in their exhibition game against the Heat Sunday.
* The Hawks were out-rebounded 47-43.
The Hawks will not practice Thursday so I won’t be able to get reaction from coach Larry Drew and players. I will be posting a couple of stories I’ve been working on. One will be on how the offensive playbook has changed this season. The Hawks next play at Memphis Sunday.
- Chris Vivlamore
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