TheAtlantaHawkstooktheNBAandtheEasternConferencebystormwithnotasinglesoulexpectingthissquadtoplayatthistypeofhighlevel。

AdoptingaphilosophysimilartothatparticularoftheSanAntonioSpurs,alloftheirstartersforAtlantaaveragedoublefigures。

Asagroup,theyaresecondoverallinassistspergame,whichisthesixthbestscoringunitintheleague。

Yes,Atlantaiseverythinganinstructoratanylevelcoulddreamof。

Aswelookfromaoffensivelysoundteamthatsharesthebasketballtoadefensiveteam,thenwelookatthefundamentalsthathastheHawkslookingatthetopseedintheEast。

Notjustisapremierseedpossible,butsoisa60-winseasonafter“Hotlanta”downedthestrugglingBrooklynNets,113-102,toenhanceto38-8。

Butbeforeeveryonejumpsaboardthebandwagon,Iwanttooffersomewordsofcaution。

OnthebasisofthesuccessoftheSpurs,onewouldthinkthattheHawkscouldsimulatethesame。

NottoofastbecauseAtlantadoesnothavenearlythesameexperience。

Sure,JeffTeague,AlHorfordandPaulMillsaphavealreadybeentotheplayoffs。

Yet,thesuccesshasntbeenthere。

Notjustdoesnotenoughpostseasonsuccessworryme,butwhosthe“go-toguy”indesperatetimes?

A17-gamewinstreakisfantasticandeverything,however,AprilandMaydontvalueregularseasonnumbers。

YoulookatotherteamsintheEastandcansimplyexplainthe“go-toguy,”orattheleastassume。

WiththeHawks,youcantevenputafigureonthatplayer。

IfIhadto,Iwouldsay“TheMan”forAtlantaisTeague,butthisreallyisreallythefirstseasonhehashadthestarroletohimselfandnobodyknowsiftheycanstep-upcomeGame7oftheEasternConferenceFinalsiftheHawksensureitisthatdeep。

ItishardtonotrootforAtlantaasaresultofhowtheyplaythegame。

Still,theressomethingdeepinsidemethatwillnotrelyonthisteamforthesereasons。

TheHawksmaybesoaringhighintheskynow,butitwouldhavebeenahardlandingcomeplayofftime。

AtlantaHawksNews2015-01-29

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