1. The Hawks controlled most of the game with the best formula they've got: good pace, sharing the ball, forcing turnovers with scrappy defense and making open shots. It was a much better effort than the one at Washington on Saturday. The Hawks fell apart at the end, though. Their demise started when Dennis Schroder got tunnel vision at winning time and kept forcing shots at the basket against Anthony Davis, which predictably didn't go well. Davis also challenged any other Hawk who ventured inside and snatched away rebounds as part of a 14-4 run.
2. The Hawks answered with made shots by Tyler Cavanaugh (16 points on seven shots) and Marco Belinelli but Darius Miller made a 3 out of a scramble situation to put the Pelicans back up two with 55.8 seconds left. After Kent Bazemore made a free throw to halve the lead, Miller missed a 3 attempt. But then the Hawks had an awful possession: Bazemore lost his dribble against no defensive pressure, Schroder scooped up the loose ball and flubbed a pass to Cavanaugh in the corner. Turnover Hawks and, after Taurean Prince's steal gave the Hawks another chance, game over.