Mile High Millsap Spoils The Hawks Home Opener: Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks (10-27-17) (Recap)

October 28, 2017 0

Last night the Atlanta Hawks played their first game of the 2017-18 NBA season at home in Philips Arena after starting the season on a five game road trip. The Hawks opened the doors of newly renovated Philips Arena in what was a homecoming of sorts for former Atlanta Hawks all-star Paul Millsap.

 

The Highlight Factory was rocking during the entire night. Atlanta native Killer Mike’s rap duo Run The Jewels performed a both halftime and post game yet despite the electric atmosphere, the Hawks weren’t able to tip off their home stand with a victory. The Hawks fell to the Denver Nuggets last night (105-100) to move on to a record of (1-5) on the young season.

For the Hawks, in his first game back in action after missing the previous two games with an ankle injury, point guard Dennis Schroder finished the game with 20 points and 6 assist on (7-16) shooting from the floor. Second year wingman Taurean Prince continues to grow right in front of us. Prince finished the night with 19 points on (8-14) shooting including going (3-5) from behind the three point line. Off the bench, Marco Belinelli finished the night with 15 points going (5-7) from the three point line.

 

The Denver Nuggets were pretty balanced on the offensive side of the ball. Nikola Jokic, Gary Harris and Will Barton all finished the night with 18 points. In his first return to Philips Arena, Paul Millsap finished the night with 16 points on (6-13) shooting and 6 rebounds. Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay also finished with 16 points.

 

The Atlanta Hawks will continue their two game home stand on Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm at the Hawks welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to town. Tune into “Sideline Stories” on www.livehiphopdaily.tv at Sunday at 7pm for a full recap of the Hawks vs. Bucks game and recaps of Sunday NBA action. Stay tuned to HHS1987 for more NBA news. Follow @eldorado2452 on Twitter and Instagram for all your Atlanta Hawks, NBA and sports news.

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