Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Narrow-margin Road Futility Reaches Historic Proportions for Atlanta Hawks

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Hawks, after tonight's 118-117 loss at Denver, have tied the Pistons (from 1978 to 1981) and Clippers (1994 to 2002) for the longest streak of one-point road losses in NBA history. The Hawks have now lost their last nine road games decided by one point, dating back to March 2007.


Buddy Grizzard said...

Bret, how do you reconcile this with:

Bret LaGree said...

Buddy --

1) Given the sample sizes invovlved, I'd guess that last night's 1-4 performance from the field in the final three minutes of regulation and overtime when down three or less or tied will cause the Hawks to tumble down the eFG% rankings.

2) The Hawks struggled, in both the fourth quarter and overtime, last night once they got up by 5 or 6 points in the last three minutes.