Poor Shot Selection Sinks Hawks
If Atlanta’s Game 6 elimination loss to Indiana was Josh Smith’s final game as a Hawk, the star’s final performance was a near-perfect microcosm of his nine-year tenure in Atlanta.
Friday night was fittingly consumed with frustration and bad decision-making, plenty of impressive defensive stops, and conclusively mixed results.
The Hawks lived and died with Smith as their star all season and eventually paid for all of his shortcomings on Friday.
“I think when looking at the game as a whole, we didn’t do a good job with our shot selection. I thought we settled a lot,” said Drew. “That was one of the points of emphasis in the series. We knew going into every game against this team that we couldn’t settle for jump shots.”