Nobody came into the season expecting the Atlanta Hawks to become one of the best teams in the game but that’s what happened. Early season analysts had Atlanta taking the 5th or 6th seed in the Eastern Conference now that they had Al Horford back but the Hawks had different plans. Currently Atlanta sits at 40-9 on the year and they are coming off of 19 straight wins which is almost unheard of in the modern day NBA. The New Orleans Pelicans, a young up and coming team of their own, were put right in the middle of the war path and they came out determined not to let that number hit 20.
Atlanta came out seemingly fatigued as they were outscored by 10 points in the first quarter. After that the Pelicans never really looked back. The two teams traded blows but it was always Anthony Davis getting the last shot in. The second year All Star put up an incredible 29 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks during his time on the court en route to a Pelican victory by 15 points.