December 15, 2019

Washington Wizards Game 37 Review: Turnovers doom Washington as Hawks overpower Wizards

The Atlanta Hawks have been a team on the rise this year, soaring up the NBA standings and putting the rest of the Association on notice.

They certainly put the Wizards on notice Sunday.

The Southeast Division-leading Hawks never trailed en route to a 120-89 win over the Wizards in Atlanta. All five starters for the Hawks were in double figures, as were three bench players. Atlanta was in control of just about every statistical category and dominated the game throughout.

Observations:

  • Speaking of double figures, none of the Hawks scored more than 20, and they still put up 120 on one of the East’s better teams. That kind of point distribution will win you plenty of games in this sport, at any level.
  • Atlanta scored 31 of their points off of 20 Washington turnovers. An early backbreaker came less than five minutes in, when Bradley Beal lost the ball and DeMarre Carroll made the Hawks’ second three-pointer of the afternoon seconds later.
  • The Wizards had no answer for Atlanta’s impressive ball movement; they had 34 assists on 42 made shots from the field.
  • Washington is now 5-11 when they give up 100 or more points. Granted, I’d like to see the team that wins more games than they lose when allowing 120 points.
  • Atlanta has cemented their place as the Southeast Division’s best team. They’re four games ahead of the Wizards for first place and are 2-0 against Washington this season.
About Eric Hobeck

Eric Hobeck is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins and Capitals. Eric contributes to high school sports coverage at InsideNova.com. He served as sports editor of The Rotunda at Longwood University for two years, where he was also the men’s basketball beat writer. He hosted a campus radio show for three years and called basketball and baseball games for the station’s award-winning sports team. You can follow Eric on Twitter @eric_hobeck.

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