The Atlanta Hawks season has fallen off a cliff in the last couple of weeks, as injuries and a tough schedule have taken their toll. The Hawks headed out West this week as part of their season long six game road trip. Entering the week having lost 11 of their last 12, the last thing Atlanta needed was to face off against four playoff teams from the stacked Western Conference.
This week opened up in Arizona, as the Hawks faced off against this year’s surprise package, Jeff Hornacek‘s Phoenix Suns. From there the Hawks had a chance to refuel with a couple of days off, before matching up against the Portland Trailblazers in the Moda Center. From Oregon, it was onto the Golden State and firstly the Bay Area. After a heartbreaking loss thanks to an Andre Iguodala buzzer beater in Philips Arena earlier in the year, Atlanta were looking for revenge. The season’s toughest week schedule wise would then finish up in the iconic Staples Center as the Hawks battled against Doc Rivers‘ LA Clippers.
The Hawks had yet another winless week, going 0-4. This brought the team to six straight losses, and defeats in 15 of their last 16, while Korver’s streak, one of the few positives for Hawks fans of late, came crashing to an end also.