Hawks Halfway By Numbers
A numerical look at the 2011-12 Hawks as they take a pitstop for the All-Star Break.
By Jon Cooper
With 34 games of the 66-game sprint in the books it's time for the Atlanta Hawks to catch their breath.
Atlanta stands at 20-14, currently in sixth in the East, but are right in the thick of things in the tightly packed Eastern Conference.
Here's a chance to take stock of what the Hawks have done over the first 33 games.
.378 - The Hawks three-point shooting percentage. That ranks seventh in the NBA. Last season, Atlanta shot .352 from three, 17th in the NBA.
5 - The season-high number of three-pointers in a game by Vladimir Radmanovic on Jan. 7 against Chicago. The five three-point FGMs came in five attempts.
5 - The career-high number of threes knocked down by Marvin Williams on Jan. 27th at Detroit. He shot 5-for-6 on the night.
7 - The season-high number of swats by Josh Smith against Philadelphia. "Smoove" has two games in which he's blocked six shots, has at least one rejection in 30 of the team's 34 games and has yet to go without a block in back-to-back games.
9 - The number of games the Hawks had in the first 12 days of the season. They were the only team in the NBA to go through such a rigorous stretch but proved more than up to the task, going 6-3 in the stretch.
9-0 - The Hawks record when Smith hits the 20-point mark.
13-0 - The team's record when shooting at least 45 percent.
10 - The season-high number of blocked shots at Chicago on Feb. 20. The blocks came from four Hawks, as Smith and Tracy McGrady each had three, while Zaza Pachulia and Radmanovic had the other two.
10 - The number of active players who can boast 10,000 points and 2,500 assists. Joe Johnson joined that list upon scoring his 10,000th point on Feb. 14 at the Staples Center against the Lakers. Joe joins Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Paul Pierce and Dwyane Wade.
13 - The number of fourth-quarter points by Tracy McGrady in Atlanta's 100-92 win at Miami on Jan. 2. It was 11th time in his career he had at least 13 points in a fourth quarter but his first since Nov. 21, 2008.
13 - The number of converted field goals in 17 attempts by Joe on Jan. 31 at Toronto. That sizzling .765 is the team-high for shooting over the first half.
14/13 - Rookie Ivan Johnson's career-highs scored on Feb. 4 against Philadelphia. Johnson shot 7-for-11 in the game, also a career best.
15 - The number of years since a Hawks team won as many games in a month as this year's Hawks did in January. They went 13-5. The last time an Atlanta team had such a prosperous month was January of 1997, when they went 14-2.
18 - Willie Green's current rank among NBA shooters in three-point shooting at 42.9 percent. That's nearly 100 points higher than his career average (33.0).
18 - The largest deficit overcome by Atlanta this season. The comeback came on Jan. 14 against Minnesota. Atlanta trailed 71-53 with 3:40 left in the third quarter, but outscored the T-Wolves 40-20 the rest of the way (30-20 in the fourth), to steal the victory. The heroes came off the bench, as Green had 10 in the final quarter and Ivan Johnson scored the Hawks' final four points, including a pair of free throws with 4.6 seconds left to give Atlanta the win.
20 - the number of points the Hawks scored in overtime of their 107-101 victory over Detroit. That tied a franchise record set on April 2, 2008 against Toronto. Atlanta was on fire in the extra five minutes, going 6-for-7, 2-for-3 from three and 6-for-10 from the line. The Hawks actually didn't miss from the field over the final 4:20, after Marvin missed the opening three of OT. Coincidentally, they Smith missed their first free throw attempt before they heated up from there and pulling away.
30/17/7/4/3 - Smith's points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks in his gargantuan effort in Phoenix on Feb. 15. Since 1973 (when blocks and steals were officially recorded stats), only LeBron James has had such an all-around game, on Jan. 11, 2008, when he went for 31, 19, 8, 4 and 3).
32 - The number of three-point field goals made by Jeff Teague this season. That's four more field goals in 34 games than he had in his first 158 pro games (including two postseasons). Teague is shooting .444 from behind the arc, which is 24 points higher than his career average.
12.2/4.4//31.6/46.9 - Teague's points, assists, minutes and field goal percentage this season. Heading into '11-12, he averaged 4.2, 1.8, 11.9 and 42.0.
36 - The number of combined games lost to injury for Horford (23), Jason Collins (11) and Joe Johnson (2). That's not including the 18 games lost by Kirk Hinrich and three games each lost by McGrady and Marvin Williams.
12.4/7.0/1.27 - The numbers for Horford prior to his injury on Jan. 11 at Indiana. He is still third on the team in scoring, second in rebounds and second in blocks.
45/31 - Smith's points and rebounds in two games this season against Orlando. That averages out to 22.5 and 15.5. Dwight Howard has 30 and 30 in those two games (15.0 ppg and rpg).
54 - The number of points by which the Hawks outscored their first two opponents. They ran roughshod over New Jersey, 106-70, in the opener then blasted Washington, 101-83, the next night in the home opener. Over the last two decades, only two teams have started a season winning their two games by more than 50 points (the 2002-03 Sacramento Kings and '08-09 Lakers).
62 - The team high for points in a second half. It came against New Jersey, but wasn't part of the Opening Night bombardment. The 62-point second half came in the 105-98 victory over the Nets at Philips Arena on Dec. 30. It marked the Hawks' best-shooting second half of the season, as they converted at 55.6 percent (20-of-36).
1,000 - The milestone offensive rebound Zaza Pachulia pulled down at the 5:00 mark of the second quarter at San Antonio on Jan. 25. He currently ranks 10th all-time on the Hawks' career list in that category with 1,036 offensive rebounds, 19 behind Alan Henderson.
1,000 - The milestone field goal hit by Jannero Pargo and rebound pulled down by Willie Green. Pargo scored his grand field goal with 7:59 remaining in the game against Philadelphia on Jan. 20th at the Wells Fargo Center. It was his second FGM and coming on back-to-back possessions, 48 seconds after his first. Green pulled down his milestone board with 9:58 left in the game against New Orleans on Jan. 29.
4,000/3,000 - The milestone point and rebound pulled down by both Horford and Pachulia this season. Horford scored point No. 4,000 against Miami on Jan. 5, at 6:07 of the second quarter, and grabbed board No. 3,000 at New Jersey four days earlier at 7:35 of the fourth quarter. It was his team-high ninth of the game. Pachulia scored his 4,000th point against Toronto on Jan. 16 on a free throw at 9:45 of the second quarter, and pulled down his milestone rebound on Jan. 2, at Miami, at 3:49 of the first quarter. Fittingly, it was an offensive rebound.
8,000/2,000 - The milestones reached by Smith, who scored his 8,000th point, and Johnson, who made his 2,000th free throw, on Jan. 12 against Charlotte. Smith scored his milestone point on a jumper with 4:09 left in the third quarter. Johnson needed only 1:54 to get his milestone FTM, hitting his second of two shots and his first two of his game-high seven he'd score from the line in the game. The 7 FTMs are one off his season high, set on Jan. 23 at Milwaukee.