Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 at 11:49 am  |  13 responses

Hawks Score Fewest Points Since Moving To ATL

Last night was characterized by blowouts, but this one deserves a category all its own: “Coming off a victory over LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the mighty Heat, the Hawks were held to the lowest-scoring game in Atlanta history by Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets, who took control late in the first half and cruised to a 100-59 rout. ‘You can’t explain it,’ Smith said. ‘You have games like this sometimes.’ The Hawks have never had an offensive performance like this, at least since moving to Atlanta in 1968. Previously, their lowest-scoring game was a 73-63 loss to Cleveland in 1996. Only Jordan Crawford’s 3-pointer with 32 seconds remaining kept Hawks from their worst offensive effort ever—a 57-point game in 1955 when the team was in St. Louis.”

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  • slamfan4life

    Congrats fellas, new record

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    shoulda never got rid of Mike Woodson……

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    New Orleans play D! Monty needs some coach of the year love.

  • bashmo

    ^ thats right…and if the hornets keep winning he’ll get that recognition going. Time to get win number 8 in a row against the Spurs! CP3 for MVP

  • MikeC.

    I saw that score on the ticker when I was watching Knicks-Spurs and I assumed it was a typo. Wow.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    If the Hornets hadn’t had an 11-1 stretch/3-10 stretch, and instead were 28-16 by winning a few games, losing a game etc, both CP & Monty would be in the thick of the award races.

  • greg

    very true^ and that pace they play at i think 3rd slowest in the league is really holding chris back in terms of mvp and dpoy, its helping monty tho. i still think if thorton can get going than can beat anyone except the lakers

  • Lucas

    The Hawks were missing Al Horford, the guy who brings leadership to the team, without him the Hawks Fall apart. Screw overpaid Johnson.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Get Rolandas Dovydaitis into the game coach!

  • Wierdo

    Trade Jason Collins and Mo Evans they=BAD PLAYERS!!!!!!!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Hornets just wooped the Spurs in similar fashion… Monty is the man. It’s the sign of a good coach when he can make his team play defense. Especially a team that isn’t exactly star-studded.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    Anyone who says the Hawks should have kept Woodson has clearly never watched the Hawks play. They are MUCH better off without him even despite this loss.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Too much partying before the game?