Cam Reddish helps lead Hawks to rare victory against Spurs

Cam Reddish (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Cam Reddish (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Hawks had an extremely rare road victory over the San Antonio Spurs and it couldn’t have been possible without rookie Cam Reddish.

Hawks rookie Cam Reddish was not born the last time Atlanta won a game in San Antonio against the Spurs.

Well, the former Blue Devil helped end that streak on Friday night as the Hawks used a monstrous fourth quarter to snap the 22-year streak as Atlanta came away with a 121-120 victory.

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Before Friday night, the last time the Hawks won a game in San Antonio was on February 15, 1997.

Reddish logged a team-high 36 minutes and finished with 22 points, five rebounds, four assists, four steals, and a block in the impressive win for the last-place team in the Eastern Conference.

The No. 10 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft shot 8-of-13 from the field and 5-of-7 from 3-point range while making his lone free throw attempt on the night.

Reddish only trailed Trae Young for the team lead in points as the rising star finished with 31 points.

Atlanta improved to 10-32 with the win over San Antonio, but the Hawks could not ride the momentum from its huge victory as the team fell at home to the Detroit Pistons on the following night, 136-103.

In the loss to the Pistons, Reddish was only able to seven points in 30 minutes and the rookie just shot 3-of-10 from the floor.

Cam Reddish is averaging 8.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game in his rookie season while shooting 33.3 percent from the field and 28.9 percent from 3-point range.

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Sitting in the basement of the Eastern Conference at 10-33, the Atlanta Hawks will play the second game of its three-game homestand against the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors on Monday, January 20 with an early tipoff at 2:30pm EST and the game will be televised on NBATV.