Three Takeaways From Hawks 112-101 Win Over Cleveland


Jalen Johnson, a forward for the Hawks, suffered an injury last night, but the Hawks still managed to win their second game in a row.  

Following their victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday, the Hawks were victorious over the Cavaliers last night. The two victories were very similar.  

At the beginning of the game, Atlanta had a significant advantage, but they eventually lost it. However, they were able to win the game by controlling the fourth quarter.   

The victory was the Hawks' second consecutive victory, and it maintains their position as a contender for the tenth slot in the Eastern Conference Rankings.  

In addition to being an extremely capable defender, Jalen Johnson has been one of the NBA's breakout stars this season. He has averaged 16 points per game, 9 rebounds per game, and 3 assists per game.  

Despite the fact that he is going to be an essential component of this team coming ahead, he sustained an injury to his right ankle at the beginning of the third quarter of the game last night.   

Johnson has already lost time this year because of a wrist injury, and it was clear that the Hawks don't have anyone else who can play like him. Johnson is a very fast forward who can play a lot of different positions.   

At his level, no other Hawks player can lead the break in motion or guard any position. After the game, head coach Quin Snyder didn't have much new to say about Johnson's injury:   

Atlanta led by 21 at one point, but Cleveland outscored them 40-23 in the third quarter and led going into the fourth. After Johnson's injury and the Cavs' third quarter, Cleveland was likely to win.   

Like Tuesday night against the Knicks, the Hawks defence prevailed. Cleveland shot 27% and 0-11 on threes in the fourth. Hawks won by 11 points despite Cavs scoring 12 in the quarter.  

Bogdanovic has had a tough run in the last five games. He has been having trouble scoring the basketball lately, but he did as well as usual. Bogdanovic had 23 points, making 8 of 15 shots, and he also had six assists.   

Bogdanovic's season has been great, but his offence has been stuck for the past week. He should be able to find a way to keep going.   

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