After an impressive win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night, the Atlanta Hawks improved to 4-1 on the season. While the sample-size is extremely small, it didn't stop big man John Collins from feeling himself a little after the outing.
To put it bluntly, the Hawks youngster claims Atalanta is the real deal. Don't believe me? Well, then. Watch this video to find out for yourself!
"𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝗷𝗼𝗸𝗲."
– John Collins doesn't want to hear that the Hawks can't contend in the East. pic.twitter.com/cNg3k8oNpF
— Bally Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnBally) January 2, 2021
I am also note a joke, John Collins.
De'Andre Hunter scored 23 point points, leading the Hawks to the victory.
As for what is happening with Atlanta, head coach Lloyd Pierce explained why things went so well for them against a team most assumed would beat them.
“I think 92 of 99 shots last game were either in the paint or 3(s), so that's tremendous. If we can continue to keep our turnovers low and if we can continue to play ball movement and body movement, I think we'll stay with high-efficient shots,” Pierce said after the Hawks victory.
John Collins scored 20 points and snagged 8 manly rebounds. Trae Young added 21 points and 7 nifty assists. Not a bad night for three quality players against one of the better teams in the entire NBA.
Time, however, will tell if this is sustainable. According to Collins, though, we should be taking them seriously right now.