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Mo Williams, Trail Blazers cruise past Hawks, 102-78

The Atlanta Hawks struggled to make buckets, finishing 29-88 (33.0%), including 4-27 (14.8%) from three-point range, as they were pummeled by Portland Trail Blazers, 102-78. Portland (42-19) gets one in the win column after losing to Los Angeles on Monday.

Mo Williams came off the bench and put up 15 points on 6-9 shooting, including 3-3 on 3-point attempts, in a strong performance. Other top performers for Portland were Nicolas Batum with 14 points and 18 rebounds, Damian Lillard with 12 points and 6 assists, and LaMarcus Aldridge with 10 points and 6 rebounds. On 7-14 shooting, including 1-5 from behind the arc, Cartier Martin put up 16 points off the bench for Atlanta in the loss.

The Hawks posted an eFG% of just 35.2%, including 14.8% from 3-point range. This year, they are 3-5 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Trail Blazers are undefeated (7-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.

Atlanta (26-33) has now lost four straight contests.

Coming up next, the Trail Blazers square off with the Dallas Mavericks, who are 36-26 on the year. The Hawks match up against the Golden State Warriors, currently 38-24 this season. The Trail Blazers have a 1-1 record against Dallas this season. The Hawks have a 0-1 record against Golden State this season.


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