Between injuries and all the ups and downs, the Hawks don’t seem to have a consistent game plan or lineup so far this season. But whatever they’re doing appears to be working.
Kirk Hinrich seems to be making his way back to his old form, with 5 points and 9 assists in his second game back after shoulder surgery. He played 32 minutes in last night’s 107-101 OT win over the Pistons. There was some uncertainty about what Jeff Teague’s role would be once Hinrich was back, but Larry Drew may be able to prolong that decision for a while. Teague went down with an ankle injury and left the game in the second half. He is still day-to-day.
Joe Johnson had 30 points last night while Josh Smith added 19 points and 11 rebounds. For the Pistons, Greg Monroe led the team with 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Next Up: The Hawks will play the New Orleans Hornets Sunday at 7:00 p.m. EST.