The Atlanta Hawks have been a mess lately. With a 115-104 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, the Hawks have now lost 10 of their last 11 games to fall to 26-31 after getting off to a surprisingly good start and looking like they could finish with the third-best record in the Eastern Conference.
Injuries have played a big part in their bad luck. They were again without Paul Millsap Wednesday and have been without Al Horford, who is out for the season, Pero Antic, Gustavo Ayon and John Jenkins.
Elton Brand hasn’t had the year he wanted although he did score 10 points, grab seven rebounds, dished out five assists and blocked five shots on Wednesday.
He also had one exceptionally one well-run pick-and-roll with guard Shelvin Mack that ended in a wide-open dunk.