Atlanta Hawks make strong push after poor start to the season

Fans watch as the Atlanta Hawks play their first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at State Farm Arena on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. The game later proved victorious for the Hawks, who won against their opponents 141-134. (Marlon Hyde/WABE)

The crowd at State Farm Arena was electric Saturday night as the Hawks outlasted the Golden State Warriors, placing the Atlanta team on a four-game winning streak.

Hawks shooting guard Dejounte Murray hit the game-tying shot with only seconds remaining in regulation, then dominated in overtime to seal the win.

Fans of the Atlanta Hawks prepare themselves for the beginning of the team’s game against the Golden State Warriors in State Farm Arena on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. (Marlon Hyde/WABE)

The Hawks hope to keep the streak alive Monday night against the Los Angeles Clippers at State Farm Arena. Currently sitting at 10th in the Eastern Conference, the team, led by head coach Quin Snyder, is slowly turning the season around.

In the past week, Murray, small forward Jalen Johnson and the rest of the Hawks have taken down some of basketball’s biggest names, including LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The team even spoiled Stephen Curry’s historic sixty-point performance during their Saturday game.

Two-time All-Star guard Trae Young has performed well in the team’s recent games despite not being selected for this year’s NBA All-Star game, something many Hawks fans are calling a snub.

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) is defended by Orlando Magic guard Jalen Suggs (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

“It’s always nice to put on a show for the fans and the team, but at the end of the day, you just want to win,” said Young.

“We’re making a push to continue to play well,” said Snyder, owning the team’s success to the players taking it one game at a time.

“I think that’s when you play, well, you got a better chance to win, and we’ve had some guys individually that have had, you know, high-level games for us as well.”

Atlanta Hawks head coach Quin Snyder talks to his team before an NBA basketball game against the Golden State WarriorsSaturday, Feb. 3, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta will be playing the top-seeded Boston Celtics on Wednesday night away at TD Garden. In the midst of the next two games, Hawks fans will also be watching to see if the team makes any deals before Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline.