4th quarter misses for the Hawks:
- 9:42 left, missed 3, Jaylen rebound and Brogdon gets a 2 foot layup 5 seconds later.
- 8:23: D White Blocks Trae's layp, 5 seconds later Blake misses a 5 footer
- 6:53: Collins misses a 17 footer, TimeLord rebounds and D White misses a 28 foot 3 point pullup
- 6:30: Trae misses a 27 footer, 20 seconds later Jaylen gets a 3
- 2:03: Trae misses a 29 footer, TimeLord rebounds, then Marcus gets an offensive foul 8 seconds later
- 1:07: Trae misses another 28 footer, Jaylen rebounds and gets blocked on a 5 footer
That's it. So the one time they didn't go fast (we'll call that 8 seconds or under) they got a 3.
I think the problem was the Hawks were consistently getting their defense set due to hitting so many shots and free throws. That makes slowing the pace better as you reduce the amount of possessions with the defense set either way. The defense could have been far better, and the offense in the halfcourt could have been far better. Unclear they had opportunities to push the pace off of misses and didn't take advantage of it.
The Hawks had as many made 3s as missed shots in the 4th. That's insane.
Agreed that typically, you see more runouts after a miss, but it should NEVER preclude a team from pushing the pace even if the other team is making shots. Especially when it's so clear that when the C's are pushing the pace, they are scoring. Let's look at the second quarter after made baskets by Atlanta:
||Bogdan Bogdanovic makes 24-foot three point jumper (Aaron Holiday assists)
TL got a dunk 12 seconds later
||Saddiq Bey makes 27-foot three pointer (Onyeka Okongwu assists)
Marcus layup 9 seconds later
||Bogdan Bogdanovic makes free throw 3 of 3
Horford gets a 3 12 seconds later
||Saddiq Bey makes free throw 2 of 2
Tatum missed layup 16 seconds later
||John Collins makes 28-foot three point jumper (Trae Young assists)
Jaylen makes a 3, 13 seconds later
||Saddiq Bey makes two point shot
Brogdon driving layup 13 seconds later
||De'Andre Hunter makes 17-foot pullup jump shot (Trae Young assists)
Brogdon driving layup 9 seconds later
||Saddiq Bey makes driving layup (John Collins assists)
Brogdon missed a 3, 13 seconds later
||Trae Young makes 16-foot driving floating jump shot
Tatum misses a 3, 19 seconds later
||John Collins makes 8-foot two point shot (Clint Capela assists)
Jaylen misses a layup 19 seconds later
||Trae Young makes step back jumpshot
Jaylen gets fouled 10 seconds later, 2 free throws (1/2)
That's every bucket that Atlanta made in that quarter, and every time they pushed the pace following it, and shot in less than 13 seconds, they scored. Every time they held the ball longer than 13 seconds, they missed. The C's outscored Atlanta 39-28 in that quarter. When the C's got the ball after a miss or ATL turnover, they scored in 12, 7, 7, 2, 5, 7, 4, and 7 seconds.
I mean, this is honestly so straightforward, it's unconscionable when they slow it down. Atlanta simply cannot run with this team.