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Atlanta Hawks Who Must Step Up for Injured Lou Williams
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The Atlanta Hawks will miss Lou Williams's energetic push in their offense.

The Atlanta Hawks suffered a huge loss when guard Lou Williams tore his right ACL against the Brooklyn Nets on Jan. 18.

Of course, this was some staggering news for the Hawks, adding yet another injured player to the expanding list.

And it didn’t help that the Hawks lost their last eight of 10 games when it happened.

The Hawks have been fortunate since then. They are 4-1 since Williams’ injury, including their historic comeback from a 27-point deficit against the Boston Celtics on Jan. 25.

While Williams will be missed greatly, the Hawks are still a solid team without one of their top players.

It’s always unfortunate to see a teammate get hurt, but the bright side is that there is always the opportunity for others to step up.

Stars Josh Smith and Al Horford are expected to bring their best game every night, but there are some other players who need to show they can help fill Williams’ scoring void.

 

Note: All statistics effective through Jan. 27

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