The Hawks finally broke into the win column at the Las Vegas Summer League with a 87-67 victory over the Pacers on Tuesday.
The Hawks (1-2) did so without De’Andre Hunter. The No. 4 overall pick was held out due to a sore right knee. Hunter made his debut on Sunday and scored six points. According to the Hawks, Hunter is day-to-day and could play when the Hawks end the preliminary round against the Wizards on Thursday.
Jordan Sibert led the Hawks with a game-high 21 points, all on 3-pointers. He was 7 of 10 from the field and 7 of 9 from 3-point range.
“I don’t make those 3’s if my teammates don’t find me,” said Sibert, who played with the Hawks on a 10-day contract last season. “The coaches did a great job drawing up plays for me. I was just in a rhythm.
Charlie Brown, who signed a two-way contract, made his summer league debut after missing the first two games with a sore hip. He finished with 18 points on 8 of 15 shooting. The Hawks also got 15 points from Tahjere McCall. Rookie Bruno Fernando, playing in his second game, finished with six points and one rebound.
“Getting out there for the second time, I just trying to get acclimated to the game and the spacing of the game,” Fernando said.
The Hawks led by as many as 15 points in the first half and took a 62-50 lead into the final quarter.
The Hawks used a starting lineup of Jaylen Adams, McCall, Brown, Fernando and Nick Ward. Adams struggled again as he finished with three points and seven turnovers.
The Hawks added Utah point guard Sedrick Barefield to the summer league roster on Tuesday. There was an open spot after the Hawks traded forward/center Omari Spellman to the Warriors on Monday.
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