Tuesday , Mar , 22 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Atlanta Hawks Team Report – March 22

=== Atlanta Hawks Team Report – March 22 ===

(Sports Network) – It will be worst versus first this evening in Atlanta, as
the reeling Hawks will take on the Western Conference-leading Phoenix Suns at
Philips Arena.

The Hawks have dropped five in a row, 18 of 19, 21 of 23 and 25 of their past
28 contests. Atlanta’s struggles continued on Monday night, as it fell 105-91
to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

Josh Childress led the way for Atlanta with 17 points and seven rebounds,
while Josh Smith chipped in 16 points in the losing effort. Al Harrington
tacked on 15 points and Tyronn Lue chipped in 14 points and eight assists.

Harrington is leading the Hawks with 17.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
The 25-year-old is also registering 3.2 assists per game.

Atlanta shot 43.6 percent from the field, including 2-of-5 (.400) from three-
point range. The Hawks hit 21-of-29 (.724) from the free throw line in the

The Hawks, who own the league’s worst record (11-55), are 8-24 at home this
season. Atlanta has dropped nine of 11 and 10 of its last 13 home tilts.

Following tonight’s contest, the Hawks will have back-to-back days off before
taking on the San Antonio Spurs at the SBC Center. Atlanta will then conclude
its week against Toronto on Saturday.