The Hawks (4-16) couldn’t get anything going in a 158-111 loss to the Rockets Saturday in Houston.
Below are some takeaways from the loss:
1. Facing the Rockets on the road on the second night of a back-to-back is a tough scheduling draw, yes. Particularly with James Harden leading the league in scoring like he is (he was averaging 38.9 points entering Saturday’s game). But the Hawks weren’t even competitive in this one, falling behind from the start and allowing 81 points in the first half. The deficit hit 50 with 3:22 left in the third quarter.