Hawks End Blazers Winning Streak In Atlanta


----- Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks end the Portland Trail Blazers four-game winning streak with a 123-114 victory Monday night at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Trail Blazers streak ends in Atlanta!

Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points and Trae Young added 21 points and 11 assists as the Atlanta Hawks ended the Portland Trail Blazers four-game winning streak with a 123-114 win Monday night at State Farm Arena in Atlanta Georgia.

Gallinari connected on 7-of-10 from three-point range and Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 25 points on 7-of-14 shooting from downtown as the Hawks connected on 20 of their 41 shots from beyond-the-arc. Atlanta shot 52.4% from the field.

Damian Lillard led Portland (36-29) with 33 points and eight assists and CJ McCollum finished with 20 points and seven assists.

The Trail Blazers trailed by just seven-points at 102-95 entering the fourth quarter, but Atlanta put the game away with a 19-6 run taking a 121-101 forcing Terry Stotts to empty his bench.

Fatigue may have been a factor for Portland. After getting in early Monday from Boston, the Trail Blazers were forced from the hotel rooms for about a half-hour by a tornado warning in Atlanta.

Notes- Carmelo Anthony passed Elvin Hayes to move into 10th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

Up Next- The Trail Blazers will end their six-game road trip Wednesday evening in Cleveland against the Cavaliers. The game is scheduled to tip off at 4:00 PM.

Chad's Take- Blazers offense couldn't make up for their poor defense.