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.

2 comments:

Buddy said...

Bret, how do you reconcile this with:

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/38407/closers-arent-everything

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.