Just when you thought the Atlanta Hawks couldn’t have any more injuries, there were even more injuries. Eight different Hawks have been injured at some stage in this past week, with seven of them missing at least one game as a consequence. For a team that started the season with such promise and has looked like easily the third-best team in the East for most of the year, this injury rut has hit home hard. The Hawks’ conference-long streak of consecutive playoff appearances is beginning to look in jeopardy and so their main priority needs to be to get healthy in a hurry.
The week began with a visit to Indiana to face the mighty Pacers. From there it was back home to Atlanta to face John Wall and the much-improved Washington Wizards in a divisional matchup. The Hawks then went back out on the road to renew acquaintances with Josh Smith in Detroit, before returning home to finish up their season series with the Knicks.
The Hawks went 1-3 for the week, as their performances were significantly impacted by injuries.