Tale Of Two Halves: Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets (10-20-17) (Recap)

October 22, 2017 0

On Friday October 20th, the Atlanta Hawks (1-1) played in their second game of the 2017-18 NBA season, losing to the Charlotte Hornets (1-1) (109-91) in the Hornets home opener.

It was a tale of two halves to say the least. During the first half of play, the Hawks put up 28 points in both the first and second quarters of the game. The Hawks took a (56-49) in the locker room during halftime, but the Hornets woke up in the second half.

In the third quarter of action, the Hornets out scored the Hawks (35-17) and in the second half, the Hornets exploded on a (24-0) run. For the home team, former Atlanta Hawks big man Dwight Howard had a big night scoring 20 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. All-Star point guard Kemba Walker added 26 points and 9 assist and Frank “The Tank” Kaminsky finished with 21 points off the bench.

For the Atlanta Hawks despite the loss, their were several bright spots during the game. On the night, Dennis Schroder finished the night with 25 points and 5 assist. Schroder has scored 20 points or more in both of the Hawks first two games this season. Second year swingman Taurean Prince finished the night with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Prince has scored in double figures in both of the Hawks first two matchups. Both Kent Bazemore and DeWayne Dedmon finished with 11 points.

The Atlanta Hawks are still on the road and they tip off a back to back on Sunday. On Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm EST, the Hawks take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center before facing the Miami Heat on Monday night. 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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