Tuesday , Nov , 18 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Atlanta Hawks Team Report – November 18

=== Atlanta Hawks Team Report – November 18 ===

(Sports Network) – The Atlanta Hawks continued their tough start to the new
season, losing, 106-97, to the Washington Wizards on Monday in front of their
home crowd at Philips Arena.

Jason Terry paced the Hawks with 25 points. Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 20
points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which has dropped three of four and are
3-8 overall this season.

Dion Glover added 13 points and Theo Ratliff pulled down 11 boards to go along
with six blocks for the Hawks, who held a 78-76 lead early in the fourth
quarter. But the Wizards blew open a tight game by going on a 19-4 run for
their largest lead of the game.

Larry Hughes capped the flurry with three-point play at 3:01, handing
Washington a 95-82 advantage. The lead hovered around double digits until
Abdur-Rahim’s three-pointer capped an 8-1 spurt and pulled the Hawks within
100-95 with around 30 seconds remaining.

However, the Wizards were 6-for-8 from the line down the stretch to ice the
victory, their second in five road games this season. With the loss, Atlanta
fell to just 1-3 at Philips.

The Hawks play tonight in Milwaukee against the Bucks.