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"Just moved on from a good win and you come in and you just have a terrible loss. That sucked."
This quote from Lloyd Pierce pretty much sums up my story:
Tough loss for J-Rock tonight. Joins a long list of champs that have lost the strap in their hometowns. Cruelty of the sweet science on full display tonight.
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The Hawks are now 1-8 on the second night of back-to-backs.
This one's finally over.
Pistons 136, Hawks 103.
John Collins: 20 pts, 5 reb
De'Andre Hunter: 19 pts, 5 reb
Trae Young: 16 pts, 8 reb, 7ast
Jeff Teague: 15 pts, 7 ast
Hawks couldn't fire on all cylinders against the Pistons for their third straight win and lose 136-103. Hawks are now 10-33.
Derrick Rose has 27 and 9 and the Pistons lead by 36.
Hawks are down by 34 points, so it’s time to play with puppies. pic.twitter.com/lR2w56q1kB
Just a dud of a game so far for the Hawks.
They trail the Pistons 103-76 going into the fourth.
Refs may have to T up the State Farm crowd tonight - they are ready to throw some pretzels. pic.twitter.com/movsTgoejs
Enjoyable little bit of PNR defense from Teague. Got switched on roll man and just leveraged his body into the big's legs to redirect his path.
The Hawks have tested Christian Wood tonight and he has passed those examinations.
Two Hawks wore #00 before Jeff Teague. Name them. pic.twitter.com/ma1VLVtesl
HALFTIME: Pistons 71, Hawks 55
De'Andre Hunter: 13 pts, 4 reb
John Collins: 10 pts, 4 reb
Jeff Teague: 7 pts, 5 ast
Trae Young: 7 pts, 6 ast
Pistons are shooting 63.6% from the field to the Hawks' 43.1%.
Already seeing the minutes impact Jeff Teague will have on Trae Young. A good thing for Trae and the Hawks.
Jeff Teague has five assists in eight minutes.
"I always wanted to come back, and those things just kind of run through your head."
Jeff Teague remembers his time with the Hawks fondly, still owns a home in the area and knew he wanted to return to Atlanta at some point.
Now, he's officially here:
I concur with Kevin Huerter that he did not commit a foul on that play but he was also quite lucky not to get a T.
He planted that ball into the hardwood like it was a shrub he just bought at a nursery.
Trae Young's screen on that give/go/slam was superb - Collins was completely free for Hunter's pass to the cup.
Huerter has to take that shot in the lane, he came free, they tagged him with the pass, he needs to pull.
GIVE/GO/SLAM for Collins!
Love hearing Jeff TEEEEEEEAGUE @Jaryd Wilson
First 2 possessions for Teague were: A pass that led to an alley-oop off the glass from Derrick Rose to Andre Drummond and then he dribbled out the clock,, kicked out to Bruno Fernando in the corner with 4 seconds left on the clock, which ultimately led to a shot clock violation.
Jeff Teague is one of the first two subs, and he is playing with Trae Young.
Big round of applause as Jeff Teague enters the game.
Derrick Rose has done many things.
The entertainment at the first timeout is ... a puppy race!
"If that was supposed to be a Eurostep, that was more like Brexit." - @BobRathbunTV
With Derrick Rose at the FT line, Andre Drummond takes a spot under the opposite basket, ready to play transition defense.
Seems like a waste of a rebounder.
Hawks landed at Hartsfield-Jackson at 2:00 AM last night. Detroit had already flown into Atlanta for an off night. I hope the city was hospitable.
I'm ready for some Sekou Doumbouya tonight.
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Jeff Teague spoke a lot about being a veteran player younger guys can lean on, but said this about the goals he has with the Hawks:
“Just pretty much try to find a way to get some wins… the NBA’s about producing and winning games, and I think that’s what we all want to do.”
Jeff Teague says he thinks the Hawks have a good young nucleus:
“I just think those guys are really talented and could be really special. I guess a couple more veterans in the locker room and some guys they can lean on, on the court, I think it can be a really special team.”
Teague, on the role he envisions for himself off the court:
"I'm just a cool guy anyway, I think.
"I just want the guys to be able to talk to me and lean on me any kind of way. I've been in the league 11 years and I just want to help in any way possible."
Cam Reddish (right ankle sprain) is available.
Alex Len (low back pain) is out.
Cam Reddish (right ankle sprain) has been upgraded to available and Alex Len (low back pain) is out for tonight.
Lloyd Pierce said he anticipates Jeff Teague and Trae Young to play together “some.”
Same starters for Atlanta: Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Cam Reddish, De'Andre Hunter, John Collins.
Lloyd Pierce entered through the back door of the press conference room and talked about football before the Hawks' last home win vs. Phoenix, so he's doing the same before their game vs. Detroit 😂
Lloyd Pierce likes the 49ers’ chances tomorrow and that fact pains his inner Raiders’ fan.
Jeff Teague on when he heard he had been traded to the Hawks:
"I didn't know what to say. I was like 'OK.' And then they said 'Atlanta.' and I was like, 'I can't be this lucky.' ... I was happy, I couldn't believe it."
Teague time pic.twitter.com/lBqSz5FUrB
Jeff Teague: “Atlanta is one of the best cities in the world.”
"I was kind of plotting to get back here."
Jeff Teague says he was hoping to come back and play for Atlanta again at some point, it just happened a little bit sooner than he expected.
Jeff Teague is a Hawk once more. pic.twitter.com/D20MdmOBdj
Jeff Teague: “I’m happy to be here. This is my second home.”
Last night, I asked Cam Reddish what led to his success against the Spurs.
He said he's still figuring out, but his pregame nap helped.
Took his advice and slept for three hours before this Hawks-Pistons game after I flew home from San Antonio 😂