The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Golden State Warriors 85-82 at home at Philips Arena. With the loss, the Hawks dropped to 20-15 on the season. The starters for the Hawks were Jeff Teague and Joe Johnson in the backcourt, Marvin Williams and Josh Smith at the two forward positions, and Zaza Pachulia at center. The leading scorer for the Hawks was Joe Johnson, with 18 points. Jeff Teague added 15 points. Josh Smith contributed a double-double, with 14 points and 10 boards. Zaza Pachulia had a double-double, with 13 points and 16 rebounds, despite playing through a calf injury. Marvin Williams also added a double-double, with 11 points and 12 boards. The leading scorer for the Warriors was Monta Ellis, with a game-high 24 points. In the first quarter, the Hawks got out to a 10-2 lead, but the Warriors came back to trail the Hawks by one at the end of the first, 21-20. In the second quarter, the Warriors got hot. The Warriors took as many as a 13-point lead over the Hawks in the quarter, before they settled on a 48-38 lead over the Hawks at the half. In the third, the Hawks made a comeback, cutting their deficit to 64-61 heading into the fourth. The Hawks outscored the Warriors 23-16 in the third. In the fourth quarter, the Hawks tied the game at 78 with under a minute remaining in regulation. With 1.8 seconds remaining and the Hawks trailing by two, Jeff Teague fouled Monta Ellis. Ellis hit 1-for-2 at the charity stripe. Josh Smith got the rebound off of Ellis' miss, and as the Hawks were out of time-outs, heaved the ball up from 3/4 court, but it was way off the mark, and the Hawks lost by three. The Hawks did some really good things and some really bad things in this game. I will start with the bad. The Hawks shot a season-low from the field for a half in the first half of this game, at 32.6%. The Hawks also shot a season-low from the field for a whole game, at 33.7%. Also, the Hawks shot really poorly from the free-throw line. The Hawks missed 10 shots at the charity stripes, while the Warriors only missed one. If the Hawks had just made four more of those free-throws, they would've won the game. What really scares me is that no Hawk dished out more than four assists. This shows extremely poor ball movement, and this needs to change. In addition, the Hawks were outscored 32-11 in bench points. The starters can't win games all by themselves. Despite all this, the Hawks did do quite a few things well. First off, they were able to outscore the Warriors in points in the paint, 42-40. Winning the points in the paint battle is something the Hawks have seldom been able to do since the injuries to Al Horford and Jason Collins. Also, despite losing the total rebounds battle, the Hawks won in offensive rebounds, 18-9. This shows that even though the Hawks shot extremely poorly in the game, they were able to clean up the misses. And now, for the two stats that really got me excited about this Hawks team. The first is that all five Hawks starters scored in double-figures. This is very impressive. What makes this even more impressive, which is the second stat that excited me, is that three of those five starters had double-doubles. Ball movement was an issue for the Hawks, but total team (or at least total starter) effort was not. Tough loss losing a close one like that, but I hope the Hawks can get back on track to win the second and third games of this set of three games in four nights.