Sunday, March 13, 2011

TrueHoop: Hollinger: Teague Steals a Win for the Hawks

John Hollinger:
It’s rare to see a game turn at the end of the first quarter, but tonight it happened. Atlanta’s 91-82 victory of Portland came about largely because of an 8-0 run at the end of the first quarter, one that snapped the Hawks out of their offensive doldrums long enough to end a four-game losing streak.

The catalyst? Surprise starter Jeff Teague, who played the best game of his young career with 24 points, five steals, and two chase-down blocks at the rim. Shockingly, Teague tore apart Blazers stalwart Andre Miller, holding him to one point on 0-for-8 shooting – and the one point came on a technical foul shot.

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