Although the Hawks are coming off a loss to the Lakers on Monday, they like how they matched up against the defending NBA champs -- and are looking to apply some lessons about winning late in games so they don’t let one loss turn into a few more.
Meanwhile, that’s exactly what’s been happening for the Hawks’ opponent tonight in the Mavericks. Dallas enters tonight on a six-game losing streak at 8-13 -- and their offensive efficiency has really fallen off from last season, when they led the NBA. They’re missing key pieces but then again so are the Hawks -- including their No. 2 scorer in De’Andre Hunter… and the Hawks are 10-10 and 6th in the Eastern Conference as they feel like they’re turning a corner -- and not willing to let the Mavs take that away from them.