The Atlanta Hawks have been playing better lately, but not by much.
The Hawks are 3-1 against teams that are .500 or worse in the NBA.
The latest example: a loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday, but that was also their only loss in that span.
It’s been a stretch of six games in a row for Atlanta, but a five-game stretch of four games in five nights is a trend.
It was only the second time in Hawks history that they had six consecutive wins.
Atlanta is playing at a different level in 2017-18 than it did a year ago, when they were in the middle of a stretch that saw them go 6-2.
The first eight games of the season were pretty good, but it got worse as the season progressed.
They went 6-1 over the final five games of May and June and finished with the worst record in the league by the end of the month.
The Hawks started the season 1-2 and finished the year 3-2, but the rest of the way, they went 4-1, with the team averaging 105.3 points per game.
They were second in the East at 88.7 points per contest, the best mark in the Eastern Conference.
This was when the Hawks had the best record in a while.
The biggest reason the Hawks were able to keep pace was their defense.
They had the third-best defense in the entire league and were among the best in the Western Conference.
It’s not that the Hawks didn’t have the best defense.
In fact, they had the second-best record in both the regular season and the playoffs, but they were better than everyone else.
They are playing better on both ends of the floor.
In fact, the Hawks are playing so well they have the second best defensive rating in the playoffs.
It has been a major part of their success, and it will continue to be.
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen this level of success in a year, let alone in a five game stretch, especially in the last few weeks.
We’ve been having that sort of run of games that I think are going to be difficult for teams to match in the coming weeks.
There are teams that have a lot of questions going into the playoffs that they don’t have answers for yet.
If we can get back to that level of consistency and consistency that we’re at, we could be a playoff team for the first time since 2011-12.
You’ll notice the Hawks have had a lot more injuries to players, but there’s a lot that goes into the defense.
This is a good defense.
I’ve been able to get guys to the line more often and in a better position.
That helps a lot.
If you have a player on your team that’s having a tough time, that helps you a lot as well.
We don’t want guys to be afraid to go to the basket.
If they go, they go and they get the rebound.
That makes a big difference.
You’ve got to get the guys that are struggling to make the shots, but if they get to the rim, they get that rebound.
They’re getting their shots blocked, and they’re getting the guys to make plays.
They’re doing a good job of staying within their own end.
They’ll have to keep making the right plays if they’re going to make it into the postseason.
This is a team that hasn’t lost yet.
This has been their home court in the postseason, and I think the team will be just fine.
I think there’s some positives in that, but I think that’s also part of the team’s strength, the way they’re playing.