The Atlanta Hawks continued to sizzle offensively Wednesday night outscoring the Sacramento Kings 124-107 en route to their second straight win. Kyle Korver was a huge part of Wednesday's win knocking down eight threes to finish with a season-high 28 points. Following the game, Korver talked about the offensive performance following the game:
"That's the product of a lot of things," Korver said. "It's unselfishness, it's good spacing, it's a lot of guys in rhythm, it's everyone being dangerous and no one's really sure where the help is going to come from (on defense). When Jeff is attacking like that and really going to the basket, it really creates a lot of openings for us."
Atlanta's offense has certainly been on a roll of late. They have gone over 100 points in eight of the last nine games and four straight. That coming after a stretch of six games where they failed to score more than 96. Neither the Lakers nor the Kings should be considered as defensive juggernauts and Sacramento coach Mike Malone called his team one of the league's worst defensive units following Wednesday's game. However, Atlanta is clicking offensively and the numbers reflect that.
The Hawks have scored 238 points in the last two outings making 92-173 field goal attempts. They have gone 26-52 from three-point range over that span and are 28-33 from the free throw line. A more telling stat is that they have 72 assists over the last two games as well. That means that just 20 field goals have been converted without an assist in their last two games.
The best part is that its not just one player but like Korver says is a collection of several. Al Horford has turned in back-to-back solid performances. Paul Millsap has been solid all season. Jeff Teague is starting to find his way and nearly got a triple-double against the Kings. Getting comfortable is a good thing and the Hawks are settling in at the offensive end of the floor.