Little went right for the Atlanta Hawks in their game four loss on Sunday against the Boston Celtics, and now guard Joe Johnson has expressed his displeasure with his offensive role in the contest.
Johnson suggested that he wants more shots after taking just eight during the team's 101-79 blowout defeat, and Atlanta head coach Larry Drew echoed the notion that finding more touches for Johnson is important for his team:
"We run a lot of things through him. He's got to be more aggressive in working to get his shots and we have to be mindful when he hasn't had a shot in one or two trips down the floor we've got to get him the ball. All the things that we do run, and we do run a lot of things where we do go through him, I give Boston a lot of credit on how they have defended him. Collectively, while they are out there they have to get him the ball more. Just watching the film in flying back last night there were a number of situations where we could have just made one extra pass and the extra pass would have been to him. We've just got to be a little bit more mindful to make sure he is getting touches."
Atlanta has another day to rest and prepare for game five on Tuesday night, and the Hawks are hopeful that they can extend their season with a home victory.
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