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Hawks show improvement despite third straight loss in Utah

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Things certainly looked better for the Hawks, even though they could not pull out the win.

Memphis Grizzlies v Atlanta Hawks Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Thursday’s final Utah Summer League game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Utah Jazz began at a snail’s pace but finally picked up for the Hawks with Omari Spellman nailing a three pointer late in the opening period.

Spellman continued to play well and showed off a nice ability to take his man off the dribble here and finish through contact.

Jock Landale, who was an undrafted addition to the Hawks Summer League roster, had a solid night on defense which began with this rejection in the second quarter.

The Hawks probably were ecstatic to only be down 10 at the half despite a dreadful first half offensively.

The third quarter was a better one for the Hawks but the main story that will be most talked about tonight was the altercation (strong word in this case) that happened between Trae Young and Grayson Allen in the third.

Spellman continued to show off his range with this nice pick-and-pop two man game with Tyler Dorsey.

Then, Antonius Cleveland decided to put on a show in the fourth quarter.

Young continued to show off his knack for getting circus shots to fall with this shot that had quite a bit of juice on it.

Though it was a valiant effort, the Hawks came up just short in the end. Tyler Dorsey was the high man with 17 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Jaylen Morris impressed from beyond the arc and on defense on a night that saw him shoot 3 of 3 from three point range.

Young finished the game with 10 points on 3 of 16 shooting and finishes his Utah Summer League with some pretty rough percentages. The No. 5 pick converted just 12 of his 52 field goal attempts (23%) and 3 of his 24 three-point attempts during the three games.

That will be all from Utah but you will not have to wait long for more Hawks Summer League action as they get right back to work Saturday in Las Vegas with a fresh start against the New York Knicks. Stay tuned.