Failed play costs Hawks in one-point loss to Lakers
The Hawks had a chance – but a late pass and a bobbled catch cost them.
The failed execution of a designed play in the final nine seconds left the Hawks on the losing end of a 99-98 decision to the Lakers Sunday night at the Staples Center. The Hawks overcame deficits of 11 and 16 points only to suffer their second straight loss.
On the final possession, Devin Harris had the ball at the top of the key. The Hawks set a screen for Kyle Korver and Josh Smith slipped underneath the basket as two Lakers chased the guard. Harris’ pass was late and Smith couldn’t control the ball. His last-ditch attempt to throw the ball back was intercepted by Steve Blake.
-- Atlanta Journal Constitution