- It wasn't exactly "Iso-Joe", but there was a stretch in the fourth quarter when baskets were hard to come by and Joe Johnson took it upon himself to keep the Hawks ahead. Yes, there was movement away from the ball and occasional ball-screens from Bibby, but there was no doubt who was taking the shots.
- After a lackluster first game and an inconspicuous first half, John Wall showed why he was the top pick in this past summer's NBA Draft. He is very quick on the dribble and the Hawks, as most teams will, chose to sag off of him in their halfcourt defense. On this night Wall hit from outside, making him extremely effective.
- Larry Drew's motion offense continues to impress. With five players in double-figures and just about everyone on the court making plays in crunchtime the Hawks will be a very tough team to stop late in games.
- Both Al Horford and Josh Smith finished with double-doubles. It was Al's second straight 20 and 10 performance after he saw limited action in Memphis because of foul trouble. As expected, it appears that Horford's All-Star appearance last season only encouraged him to step his game up even more.