Hawks Look to Move on from Smith Suspension
The Hawks ran past the Nets for a much-needed 109-95 victory Wednesday at Philips Arena as all five starters scored in double figures.
One regular starter was missing as Josh Smith was suspended for the game for conduct detrimental to the team. The Hawks ran their record to 3-0 in games without Smith this season, the wins coming against the Thunder, Pacers and Nets.
Drew said he will welcome Smith back with a hug before Thursday’s practice.
“There is no different style,” Drew said of playing without Smith. “We put emphasis on pace and getting out and running. I think tonight we did a terrific job at that. Tonight, we were good. We were good tonight. With Josh, we are better. That is just the bottom line. It will be good to get Josh back tomorrow and I’m glad it’s not a situation where he will be out another game because we missed him tonight. Our guys responded tonight.”