Spurs lingo from Hawks guard Shelvin Mack: "...guys were willing to pass up good shots for great shots." Mack talking about Hawks tonight.
Bebe's biggest NBA supporter: Atlanta's Al Horford. Said he was frustrated Hawks didn't sign him but Al would take him for dinner/to church
Manu Ginobili says right now the Hawks are competing at a high level and look ready for the regular season.
"They're going to be a really good team, they're starting to buy into the system." - Coach Pop on the Hawks.
Preseason Spurs fall to Hawks 117-107. SA shoots 53%, ATL 52%. SA 21 turnovers. Parker 17 points, Teague 21 points.
Nice play by the Hawks - dribble pitch allows Mike Scott to get into the lane, then he kicks out to an open Shelvin Mack for three.
Hawks offense will continue to stay efficient for Coach Bud, however, defense is one of their main concerns this year.
Hawks have pounded them by 29 in that span.
3Q: Preseason Spurs 74, Hawks 95. ATL pours in 42 points in the 3Q. ATL shot 67% in the third quarter.
Last season, Hawks ranked 1st in Field Goals assisted on at 67%. Tonight leading 95-74, Hawks have assisted on 24 of 32 makes.
Damn, lead is now 22 points for the Hawks. Spurs up to 18 turnovers. Going to mail in my wrapup in their honor.
Hot take: Korver can shoot. Hits his 6th 3 in 10 attempts, Hawks up 81-68.
Both teams with 16 points so far in 3Q, Hawks lead by 5. Parker and Teague battling, Parker with 17 points, Teague 18.
Spurs -- 14 turnovers leading to 22 Atlanta points; Hawks -- 6 turnovers for 6 SA points.
Spurs with 7 turnovers in the second quarter for 15 ATL points. Hawks with 10 assists on 14 makes in 2Q. Teams flipped script in 2Q.
Kyle Korver makes the contested three to end the half. Preseason Hawks 53, Spurs 48. SA shooting 50%. Parker 10 points, Teague 14 points.
Spurs now up to TO No. 14. And trailing the Hawks by two, 48-46...
1Q: Preseason Spurs 25, Hawks 17. SA moving the ball, 8 assists on 10 made baskets. All five starters scored in 1Q
Also Thabo Sefolosha in a Hawks uniform is just weird.
Spurs lead 17-13 over the Hawks with 3:24 left in 1Q. SA with 5 assists on 7 makes. As Danny said Monday, ball movement is getting in form
Duncan, Beli, Parker, Danny Green, and Diaw starting for Spurs vs. Hawks tonight
Spurs: Parker, Green, Belinelli, Diaw, Duncan. Hawks: Teague, Korver, Carroll, Millsap, Horford.
Silver: Hawks potentially wanting new ownership by end of calendar year might be "ambitious." Several groups have expressed interest.
Interesting how almost all of the branches off the Spurs management tree -- Hawks, Jazz, Thunder, Pelicans -- voted against lotto reform.
Alas, the Hawks have waived Dexter Pittman.