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Hawks notch 104-83 win over Grizzlies in preseason opener

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Edy Tavares logged a double-double as the Atlanta Hawks knocked off the Memphis Grizzlies in their preseason opener.

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The Atlanta Hawks got a big second half from their reserves and pulled away for a 104-83 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in their preseason opener.

It can be difficult to recap a game that you weren’t able to see or listen to. However, here are some things of note from the box score.

  • The Hawks ran out a starting unit of Dennis Schröder, Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore, Mike Muscala and Dwight Howard. Muscala started in place of Paul Millsap who has been ruled out of the first two preseason games.
  • Dwight Howard made his debut for the Hawks and finished with six points, seven rebounds, three turnovers and four fouls in 18 minutes of action. He was 3-7 from the field and 0-2 from the free throw line.
  • Kyle Korver played 17 minutes in the first half and was 3-3 from the field with one rebound and two assists.
  • Dennis Schröder led all starters with nine points going 3-7 from the field with three assists and one turnover.
  • Korver, Howard and Schröder did not play in the second half.
  • Malcolm Delaney got the first crack at point guard minutes behind Schröder and finished with four points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. He was just 1-5 from the field in 16 minutes. Will Bynum finished with six points and four assists in 19 minutes.
  • Edy Tavares logged a double-double off the bench with 15 points and 10 rebounds in 17 minutes. Tavares was 7-8 from the field.
  • DeAndre’ Bembry also had a nice debut with 12 points and two assists. Taurean Prince finished with four points, five rebounds and three steals but was just 2-7 from the field.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. was a DNP-CD for Atlanta.
  • Atlanta finished the game at 48 percent shooting and were 7-21 from three-point range. The Hawks out rebounded the Grizzlies 53-36 and outscored them 55-37 in the second half.