Hawks vs. Hornets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Hawks vs. Hornets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Hawks vs. Hornets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Atlanta Hawks (21-25) play against the Charlotte Hornets (21-21) at Spectrum Center

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Sunday January 23, 2022

Atlanta Hawks 113, Charlotte Hornets 91 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Tonight, the Hawks held the Hornets to an Atlanta opponent franchise low 11.1% (minimum 20 attempts) from three-point range (Charlotte was 4-36) … Atlanta also held Charlotte to the ninth-lowest three-point percentage in NBA history (minimum 30 attempts). – 11:28 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
And despite the season-long shooting struggles, one big day is all is took for Jayson Tatum to move into 2nd in the NBA in scoring…
(Tatum and Trae Young go head-to head Friday night…a game dropped by ESPN.) pic.twitter.com/Gb5cEE1DcC11:20 PM

Miles Bridges @MilesBridges
Control what we can control tough loss we gone bounce back 💪🏽 – 10:59 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
The Hawks are now 4-0 since the Hawks Report podcast debuted 😁
… In actuality, improved urgency on defense is a huge reason for this surge:
ajc.com/sports/atlanta…10:45 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
“…We move on. I like the way our team stuck together tonight. We continued to compete and fight. I liked the mentality – the mentality of not giving in and continuing to fight – but the shots didn’t fall.” – James Borrego
#AllFly | @HusqvarnaUSA10:44 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
De’Andre Hunter, on how he felt after the fall: pic.twitter.com/L3r9y7NwkK10:24 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Kelly Oubre said he made a basketball play trying to block De’Andre Hunter’s dunk.
“I hate to see anybody fall like that out of control, but I didn’t try to hurt him maliciously. So the refs made a call and we had to go with it.” pic.twitter.com/uLH3X0Hd3H10:21 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
In tonight’s win (113-91), Atlanta held its opponent to 100-points-or-less for the 10th time this season and allowed a season-low four three-pointers on a season-low .111 3FG% (4-36). The .111 3FG% allowed by the Hawks marks the third-lowest opponent 3FG% in the NBA this season. – 10:15 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
De’Andre Hunter says he’s sore, but it doesn’t sound like it’s anything serious.
Says he fell on his back. – 10:10 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
De’Andre Hunter said he’s sore and it’s nothing too serious. He fell on his back. – 10:08 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Trae Young on the Hawks’ four-game win streak:
“We’ve just got to stay locked in and not be satisfied with winning a couple in a row. We’ve got to keep going and keep having that same energy we’ve been playing with these last couple games.” – 10:08 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hawks PR just said that De’Andre Hunter was one of two players doing media tonight. If true, that’s good news. – 9:58 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Nate McMillan on the Hawks’ defense:
“We just continue to get better… For the most part, I thought we did a good job of keeping the ball in front and closing out hard with urgency tonight on 3-point shooters.” – 9:57 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Nate McMillan said it’s too soon to know if there’s concern with De’Andre Hunter, after that hard fall.
Said Hunter was able to move around in the locker room but was wrapped in ice (specifically mentioned Hunter’s side/shoulder). – 9:53 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Nate McMillan says De’Andre Hunter is wrapped up in ice, after taking that hard fall.
From what McMillan said, it seems like it’s Hunter’s side that’s hurting him, but McMillan wasn’t sure of the specifics yet. – 9:45 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Miles: 19 PTS, 6 REB
LaMelo: 19 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST
PJ: 12 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST
Kelly: 12 PTS, 5 REB
#AllFly | @drpepper pic.twitter.com/5yFdaUczeq9:40 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Tonight’s @HusqvarnaUSA Player of the Game is @Miles Bridges.
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/XTnwJJQYYr9:35 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks beat the Hornets, 113-91, and have now polished off four nice wins in a row, moving to 21-25.
Solid defense from Atlanta in this one.
Hornets shot 11.1% from 3 (4-36).
Trae Young: 30 pts, 4 ast, tied a career-high w/ 8 3’s
De’Andre Hunter: 20 pts, 2 reb, 3 stl, 1 blk – 9:28 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: Hawks 113, #Hornets 91
Miles Bridges 19 pts, 6 rebs
LaMelo 19 pts, 6 rebs, 4 ast
PJ Washinhgton 12 pts
Up next: at Toronto on Tuesday – 9:28 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks win their fourth straight game and beat the Hornets 113-91. Hawks now 21-25 on the season.
Young: 30/4/4/, 9/20 FG, 8/15 3pt FG
Hunter: 20, 6/11 FG
Huerter: 11, 4/8 FG
Hornets shot 4/36 from 3 and under 40 percent from the floor – 9:27 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Damn it! De’Andre Hunter got hurt again. Flagrant 2 foul by Kelly Oubre Jr. took him down and he went out of the game and back to the locker room. – 9:24 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Trae Young has tied his career-high with eight three-pointers (seventh time in his career, second time this season). – 9:24 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
De’Andre Hunter went to the locker room.
He fell quite hard on the Oubre foul that got him ejected. – 9:24 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Not a high-scoring night for John Collins (8 points), but he actually has a team-high five assists. – 9:19 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Kelly Oubre has been ejected after his foul on De’Andre Hunter was upgraded to a Flagrant 2. Hunter was going for a dunk and got fouled. Oubre didn’t agree with the call. – 9:13 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
De’Andre Hunter takes a hard fall, but is staying in the game.
Kelly Oubre has been called for a flagrant-2 and is ejected. – 9:12 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Kelly Oubre Jr. just got ejected for a flagrant 2 on the hard foul on De’Andre Hunter – 9:12 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Trae Young is 7-for-14 from 3, with 27 points.
His career-high is 8 made 3’s. – 9:08 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Delon Wright in January: 18 steals, 7 turnovers. – 8:53 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
12 mins of fight left.
#AllFly | @AthleticBrewing pic.twitter.com/XVG5v4DkoN8:51 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hawks transition defense was solid for the first 2.5 quarters and it has lagged a bit the past few minutes. They’ve gotten a few breaks that kept it from looking even worse. – 8:51 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks will take an 85-66 lead vs. the Hornets into the fourth quarter. – 8:51 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
End of 3rd Q: Hawks 85, #Hornets 66 – 8:50 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
PJ Washington hits the #Hornets first 3-pointer of the game. With 5:38 left in the third quarter. They missed their first 19 beyond the arc. – 8:42 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
the hawks have three straight quality wins and are pounding the hornets in charlotte right now. hunter looks very good. – 8:41 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Breaking news: The Hornets have made a 3 – 8:41 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Made threes
Trae Young: 6
Charlotte Hornets: 0 – 8:41 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks up 22 over the Hornets. Trae’s up to 24 on 7/13 shooting. Hornets are 0/19 from 3 – 8:38 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
LaMelo was not happy his foul was upgraded to a Flagrant 1 after an official review. Referee Gediminas Petraitis hits him with a technical foul. #Hornets having a rough go at it tonight. – 8:36 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Bad defense hangover from the Atlanta game — the Wolves’ 2nd-worst defensive game of the season. Nets hang 36 on the Wolves in the first.
But the Wolves offense made up for it. They’re up 37 to 36 after 1. – 8:36 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Trae Young is 5-9 from 3 with a game-high 21 points; Kevin Huerter is 2-3 from 3 with 11 points.
Hawks overall are 9-21 from 3 (42.9%) to the Hornets 0-18, which is a pretty wild disparity.
Hawks lead 68-53, 7:38 3Q – 8:34 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Trae Young has made five-or-more three’s in a game for the ninth time this season and 43rd time in his career. – 8:30 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🐝📸🐝📸🐝
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/1U71mim72M8:27 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks up 55-44 over the Hornets at the end of the first half. Thought that was some of the best defense the Hawks have played in quite some time.
Young: 15/4, 4/10 FG
Hunter: 11, 4/7 FG
Hornets shot 38.5 percent in the half and went 0/17 from 3. – 8:09 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
HALFTIME: Hawks 55, Hornets 44
Hornets went 0-for-17 from 3 (Hawks went 6-18).
Trae Young: 15 pts, 4 ast
De’Andre Hunter: 11 pts, 1 blk
Gallo: 7 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk – 8:09 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Halftime: Hawks 55, #Hornets 44
Awful shooting half for the Hornets. They’re 18 for 47 and have missed all 17 attempts from 3-point range. – 8:08 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
#Hornets are 0 for 16 from 3-point range. – 8:06 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Charlotte offense is a step slow tonight, over thinking and dribbling, ball not moving. This isn’t just shots not falling – 8:05 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Back-to-back 3’s from De’Andre Hunter and Kevin Huerter and the Hawks’ lead stretches to 10.
Hornets are 0-for-15 from 3, Hawks are 5-15 (33.3%). – 8:02 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Nice play offensively but can’t be fouling Trae while ATL are in the bonus, those are the small mistakes that stop a regular rotation spot – 7:59 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
James Bouknight drive to the rack for a dunk out of a timeout. #Hornets trail 38-32. – 7:58 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
LaMelo looking pretty lackadaisical so far, sloppy TOs been all too common recently. Also keeps yawning, anyone else noticed? – 7:55 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Trae gets trapped, Lou becomes the PNR intermediary to find the roll man. pic.twitter.com/POtdZ1ht5y7:53 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
💥 Miles x Melo 💥
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/VSnfx39mrk7:52 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Borrego looking for some offense. #Hornets are 11 for 32 (34.4%) and are 0 for 11 from 3-point range. They trail 35-27. – 7:47 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Onyeka Okongwu has at least one block in each of the last seven games, tying the longest streak by a Hawks player this season (Clint Capela, 10/21/21-11/1/21). – 7:47 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hornets are 0-for-11 from three. – 7:46 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
I’ll say it, Hornets could do with some Bouknight offense – 7:45 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
James Bouknight checking in for Ish Smith. – 7:44 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Miles Bridges with AUTHORITY 🔨
pic.twitter.com/6FtqxROFX57:40 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
Turnovers, poor shooting, hot start by Trae and poor FT shooting, deserve to be down to start this game but still well within touching distance. – 7:36 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
LOTS of basketball left.
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/LzkrH0IjWu7:36 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
End of the first quarter: Hawks 30, Hornets 22
Trae Young: 11 pts, 1 ast
8 fast-break points for Charlotte in that first quarter. – 7:35 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
End of first Q: Hawks 30, #Hornets 22 – 7:34 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
why does kevin knox look so weird in a hawks jersey – 7:33 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With his eighth point tonight, Trae Young hit 6,073 in his career, and surpassed Joe Caldwell for 21st place in franchise history. – 7:31 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
P.J. Washington comes in, Hornets go to their extreme switching, Collins gets front trying to exploit switch in post, pass gets deflected before it gets to him. – 7:29 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
THAT’S OUR POINT GOD‼️
@LaMelo Ball | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/zLg5zTgrgq7:29 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
How many people on the planet find reverse dunks easier than free throws? Mason Plumlee + ??? – 7:27 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
It’s an alley-oop fest. Terry to Miles this time. Nate McMillian calls a timeout. #Hornets picking the Hawks zone apart. Game is tied at 14. – 7:26 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Behind the back from LaMelo to Mason Plumlee for another reverse dunk. – 7:25 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
First player off the bench tonight: PJ Washington. – 7:25 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Mason Plumlee misses both free throws. He’s shooting 35.9% from the free throw line this season. Obviously not a good look there. Something to keep an eye on as the season wears on. – 7:22 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Big fella workin’ the PG position! 😯
@Mason Plumlee ➡️ @Miles Bridges
#AllFly | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/rQAz1b0GXX7:21 PM

Rashad Mobley @rashad20
I see Chiefs fans are still doing that bullshit Atlanta Braves chant.. – 7:16 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Hunter doing a good job on LaMelo early, by far their best defensive wing who they have missed through injury until the last few games where he’s played well – 7:15 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Trae Young went from being guarded by Caleb Martin vs. the Heat to being guarded by Cody Martin vs. the Hornets. – 7:12 PM
Jeff Wade @SkinWade
Just got to watch Cha Cha and I have so much to say about it but I’m so overwhelmed with excitement and joy and contentment at the moment so I’ll figure out how and when I wanna say it later and just leave it at I’m so proud and happy for @cooperraiff2 – his movies make me happy – 7:03 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Trade your Sunday scaries for Scary Terry & your Hornets!
📍 – 🏠
🆚 – @Jaryd Wilson
⏰ – 7 PM EST
📺 – @HornetsOnBally
📻 – @WFNZ 610 AM/102.5 FM pic.twitter.com/sZWOcmEvFR6:58 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
If the Hayward absence was just “Rest” you would think it would have been done on the OKC game not against division and playoff rivals the Hawks. Still, expect them to be cautious, hopefully it’s nothing bigger – 6:57 PM
Darren Heitner @DarrenHeitner
This Summer, in Atlanta, the inaugural @NILSummit will honor those who excelled in the 1st year of college athletes having #NIL rights.
I’m sure @JasonBelzer will put on a great event with @INFLCR as title sponsor. pic.twitter.com/Ur9wthvFOm6:51 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Starters for the Hawks:
Trae Young
Kevin Huerter
De’Andre Hunter
John Collins
Clint Capela
Capela back in the starting lineup in his second game back from a left ankle sprain. – 6:40 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Cody Martin is starting in Gordon Hayward’s place. – 6:39 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
BTW, episode 2 of the Hawks Report (with special guest @BobRathbunTV) will drop tomorrow at 7 a.m.!
Had a really fun conversation with Bob and I’m so excited for y’all to hear.
Subscribe, if you haven’t already!
🍎: https://t.co/Csv8r8wpQP
Spotify: https://t.co/2o62qBbpni pic.twitter.com/tZRh9szZsa6:38 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
De’Andre Hunter notched his first double-double of the season on 1/21, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Over his last three outings, Hunter is averaging 18.3 PPG and 8.0 RPG in 34.5 MPG. – 6:37 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
#Blazers led the #Raptors 33-15 after the 1st. It’s Portland’s second-largest lead after a quarter this season:
+22……Nov. 6 vs LAL
+18……tonight vs. Toronto
+17……Dec. 17 vs. Charlotte
+7……..Jan. 10 vs. Brooklyn – 6:37 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
First 5⃣ at the Hive!
#AllFly | @CrumblCookies pic.twitter.com/FzBLVhnjer6:34 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks starters vs. Hornets
Trae Young
Kevin Huerter
De’Andre Hunter
John Collins
Clint Capela – 6:33 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
☔️☔️☔️☔️
#ULTRADrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/qIVzKUYPg16:15 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
So far this week, Trae Young is the only player in the Eastern Conference to average 30+ points and 10+ assists. In the NBA this season, Young ranks top 10 in PPG (27.9, 5th), APG (9.4, 3rd) and FT% (.901 6th). – 6:15 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Kevin Huerter and Danilo Gallinari are available. – 6:00 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Both Kevin Huerter and Gallo are AVAILABLE for tonight’s game. – 5:55 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Danilo Gallinari and Kevin Huerter are both available for tonight’s game. – 5:55 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
The Hawks, who are 3-0 this week, are averaging 121.7 PPG and 28.3 APG (.504 FG%, .411 3FG%, .888 FT%). For games played 1/17-1/22, Atlanta’s leading the East in PPG, APG, FG%, 3FG% and FT%. – 5:53 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
James Borrego said Gordon Hayward is just experiencing some soreness and it’s nothing to get overly concerned about.
“He’s done well this year and I don’t want to push the limits here.”
He mentioned JT Thor and James Bouknight as possible rotation options tonight. pic.twitter.com/HLNuie4dsH5:47 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
INJURY REPORT vs ATL
Gordon Hayward (R Foot Discomfort) is doubtful.
Jalen McDaniels (L Ankle Sprain) is out.
#AllFly | @NovantHealth pic.twitter.com/n4vZpbYzxp5:39 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Jalen Johnson finished with 25 points (12/28 FG), 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks in College Park’s 117-107 loss to Wisconsin this afternoon. – 5:37 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Looks like we are about to see some of the young guys with McDaniels & Hayward out tonight. Bouknight/Thor most likely to get some extended run, maybe some Kai at the 4 – 5:33 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Kevin Huerter and Danilo Gallinari are gametime decisions per Nate McMillan. – 5:32 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
The Hawks will face off against the Hornets in Charlotte tonight at 7:00. Atlanta, 1-1 against Charlotte this season, is averaging 121.0 PPG, 45.5 RPG and 26.5 APG over those two outings (.520 FG%, .408 3FG%, .795 FT%).
 
Game Notes: nba.com/gamenotes/hawk…5:32 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Gordon Hayward (right foot discomfort) is now listed as doubtful for tonight’s game against the Hawks. – 5:16 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
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Shelvin Mack @ShelvinMack
Athletic Development and Performance Therapy. @adapt.athlete “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking “📸📸📸 @ Atlanta, Georgia instagram.com/shelvin.mack/p…3:08 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
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Charlotte Hornets @hornets
LIVE AT THE HIVE ⚡️
@GEICO | #AllFly pic.twitter.com/LS1pvqg0ut1:27 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Chatted with Clint Capela about playing vs. Miami Friday, his first game back from a left ankle sprain:
“It was the best feeling ever, especially winning the game, a tight game. I had a lot of fun out there… It just felt good to do what I do out there.” – 1:11 PM

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