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The Atlanta Hawks Lose in Their First Summer League Game

July 13th, 2013 at 10:44 PM
By Gordon Robinson

The Atlanta Hawks lose their first game in the Las Vegas Summer League by a score of 90-83 to the Los Angeles Clippers. Atlanta fans got their first chance to see the Hawks' new draft picks and coach Mike Budenholzer's new offense. First round draft picks Dennis Shroder and Lucas Nogueira looked good together, as they connected for a couple of nice plays. Despite getting off to a nice start the Hawks were down 55-37 by halftime. Atlanta made a late push to come beck late in the fourth quarter behind some solid shooting by John Jenkins before finally losing the game.

Jenkins led the Atlanta Hawks with 24 points, shooting 11 for 23 from the floor. Second round pick Mike Muscala and Shelvin Mack both scored 11 points. Lucas Nogueira had 10 points and eight rebounds, while Dennis Shroder added six points and seven assists in Atlanta's loss.

Reggie Bullock scored 18 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to victory. DaJuan Summers and Semardo Samuels both finished with 15 points for the Clippers.

Next, the Atlanta Hawks play the Miami Heat on NBA TV, Sunday at 10 p.m.



Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, John Jenkins, Mike Budenholzer, NBA

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