The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Detroit Pistons 136-103 Saturday night at State Farm Arena. Derrick Rose lead the Pistons with 27 points and nine assists, followed by Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk with 25 points. The entirety of the Hawks’ roster found their way to the scoreboard, lead by John Collins’ 20 point effort on the night.

Trae Young opened up the scoring for the game with a deep three-pointer followed by a layup to notch the Hawks’ first buckets.

The Pistons responded quickly with Derrick Rose’s heavy involvement. He had nine assists and two rebounds to add to his 27 points. ”I feel like they were being cautious,” said Rose. ”I keep showing them. I’m coming in, doing what I’m supposed to do, taking care of my body. I’ve been prepping for this all summer, so it’s finally just coming full circle.”

Derrick Rose Detroit Pistons
Detroit’s Derrick Rose led the Pistons with 27 points in their 33-point margin victory over the Hawks 136-103 Saturday night at State Farm Arena (Hakim Wright/TPR)

Detroit took the lead in the first quarter and never let up. They led at the end of every quarter and five players ended with double figures.

John Collins had a solid night with 20 points and five boards, but collectively, the Hawks couldn’t find an answer to Detroit’s dominance offensively. Unfortunately, the loss spoiled Jeff Teague’s homecoming with the Hawks. Teague was traded from Minnesota to Atlanta two days earlier.

The Hawks will get Sunday off and then prepare to host the Toronto Raptors Monday night at State Farm Arena. Their record falls to 10-33.


-Jon J.

Photo: Hakim Wright



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