Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
The Atlanta Hawks offense and defense fell apart at different times on Saturday night as they fell at home to the Golden State Warriors.
Defensive stops were few and far between Saturday night as the Atlanta Hawks fell to the Golden State Warriors 115-93 at Phillips Arena. The Warriors looked anything but tired despite being on the last of a seven-game road trip.
The Hawks' offense got off to a hot start in the first quarter, as Al Horford scored nine of his team-high 17 points. The Hawks offense continued to score in the second quarter, but the wheels fell off their defense during that frame as they allowed the Warriors to score 36 points to take a 62-49 lead at the half.
The Warriors offense kept rolling in the second half, as they scored 53 combined in the third and fourth quarters. The Hawks offense fell off a cliff in the third, scoring just 19 points in the quarter. Jeff Teague joined Horford as the only other Hawks starter in double figures. Josh Smith had a woeful game, scoring just three points on 1-12 shooting. The loss moved the Hawks in to second place in the Southeast Division, one game behind the Miami Heat. David Lee led the Warriors with 20 points, as they finished 6-1 on their road trip.