The Atlanta Hawks had 8 and 9 point leads in the 1st quarter with the opportunity to extend their lead to double digits. Shelvin Mack missed 2 free throws with them up 16-7. He missed both. They were up by 8 and allowed the Cavs to go on a 12-2 run to take a 2 point lead.
Lebron James missed his first 10 shots for the 1st time in his career, The Cavaliers shot less than 30% in the 1st quarter. The missed numerous shots with the chance to get a large lead. In each case the Hawks have not been up to the task.
This team must dig deep, be ‘true to themselves’, hit their shots, and play with consistent, controlled aggression.
It’s time to play mad, and let some ‘Big Nasty’ to come out If not this series is over