The Golden State Warriors are set to take on the Atlanta Hawks in the getaway game before their elongated road trip. Tonight’s matchup is a hardwood classic game as the Warriors will be honoring their 1974-75 NBA championship team by wearing their throwback home jerseys from that year. And after a rather lopsided first quarter the Warriors find themselves in a bit of a hole as the Hawks take a 29-17 lead.
Golden State couldn’t buy a basket in the first quarter, going 28.6% (6-21) from the floor, making only one jump shot. The Hawks on the other hand came out strong, lead by Josh Smith’s 10 points and 5 rebounds. The Hawks newly acquired guard Kirk Hin saw his first action for Atlanta with 3 points and 2 rebounds in 5 minutes. The Warriors’ David Lee lead all scores for Golden State with 8, Stephen Curry is yet to take a shot from the floor.
The W’s are getting good looks but simply can’t hit their shots; the length and size of Atlanta is obviously a problem for them. Hopefully the Warriors can get hot in the 2nd quarter.