Hawks End Regular Season Blown Out By Pacers

The Atlanta Hawks have ended the regular season pretty much the way they played this entire season: outmanned and outgunned by their opponents thanks to injuries, lack of defense, and missed opportunities.

Today, the Hawks were defeated on their final day of regular season play by the Indiana Pacers, 115-157.

There was never a time during this game when the Pacers didn’t have the Hawks on the ropes, especially in the fourth quarter where the Pacers built a 44-point lead. The Pacers’ Myles Turner gave the Hawks fits through the game, putting up 31 points (Dejounte Murray for the Hawks put up 32), 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks.

Indiana topped Atlanta in completed shots (65% to 43%), three-pointers (52% to 33%) and rebounds (48 to 32).

In better news for the Hawks, Trae Young became the Hawks’ new assists franchise leader, eclipsing the 3,866 assists set by now Milwaukee Bucks head coach Doc Rivers.

The Hawks now turn their attention to the Play-in Tournament in Chicago, where they will face the Bulls to advance into the playoffs. The game is slated to start at 9:30 PM Wednesday.

Hawks Scoring Leaders

Murray: 32 points, 3 assists

Gueye: 19 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks

Bogi: 18 points, 3 successful three’s

Young: 12 pts, 12 assists