Hawks fall to Heat 97-106, Gain 3rd straight loss

Atlanta Hawks v Miami Heat Oct 31, 2019 Photo Courtesy of Chicks Into Sports

The Hawks faced the Heat without the injured Trae Young on Thursday night at State Farm Arena. Throughout the game Atlanta was unable to capture the lead and in the end the Hawks gained their third consecutive loss.

It was a sluggish 1st quarter and a sloppy 2nd with a lot of missed shots and opportunities. The pace picked up early in the 3rd quarter. Cam Reddish scored his first career 3 pointer.

Close to the end of the third DeAndre Bembry , Ty Wallace and Jabari Parker added points on the board.

 

Throughout the 4th Parker and Bembry continued their elevated energy and aggressiveness on the court. But that was not enough, the Hawks could not cool down the Heat. Miami walked away with a 106-97 victory.

Jabari Parker led the Hawks in scoring with a season-high 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists.

With DeAndre Bembry heightened aggressiveness he posted a double-double off the bench in 28 minutes, gathering a game-high 10 rebounds to go along with 18 points, and 8 assists.

Tyrone Wallace added 12 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

At the post game presser Head Coach Lloyd Pierce said, “”I thought our guys competed tonight. We had a tough time finding ways to score early, and used our defense and our energy to get back in the game in the second quarter, and we did the same thing in the third and in the fourth.  I’m really proud of DeAndre’ Bembry.  I’m really proud and happy for Jabari Parker. I thought those two guys really gave us a spark and created some energy.”

After the game Jabari Parker and DeAndre Bembry responded to Coach Pierce comments.

The Hawks now (2-3) will take on the Spurs at home next Tuesday at State Farm Arena

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