Things started off bad for the Atlanta Hawks in the team’s second Summer League game on Tuesday evening, and it did not get much better as the first half drew on. With that said, Tyler Dorsey did have a nice pull-up three off the bounce to get his night started.
Omari Spellman showed off some bounce on defense for one of the few times that the Hawks attempted to stop the Spurs in the first half.
The first half highlights were not in high supply as the Hawks were mostly dreadful on both ends of the floor. Trae Young did hit a 30-foot three point shot to get his night going but was only 1-of-8 from the floor with no assists.
John Collins did give Hawks fans something to smile about early on in the third quarter but the second half was simply more of the first.
Spellman had a nice defensive effort on this pick-pocket play in the third and was rewarded with a nice fast-break dunk.
Young had a nice drive to the basket in the fourth quarter and got a tough layup to go down as the shot clock expired.
Young definitely was showing off his layup package tonight with some beautiful English on his shots.
In the end though, the Hawks ended up taking a second straight loss on back-to-back nights to begin their Utah Summer League schedule.
Young finished with 12 points and three assists on 5 of 16 shooting, though he noticeably improved in the second half. Collins was the high man for Atlanta with 19 points and seven boards, while having a lot of people wonder why he is still playing in Summer League. Tyler Dorsey had 14 points and Omari Spellman chipped in 10 in supporting roles.
The Hawks will be back at it against the host Utah Jazz on Thursday evening at 9:00 pm ET on NBA TV. Stay tuned.