Mark Bradley

Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Fifteen in a row for those irresistible Atlanta Hawks


They just don't lose. (Curtis Compton/AJC photo)

Fifteen in a row, and they're not really straining. Fifteen in a row, with nary a fluke in the bunch. Fifteen in a row for the Atlanta Hawks. Fifteen in a row on surpassing merit.

Fifteen in a row, with No. 15 coming against Oklahoma City, which has two players better than any Hawk but a lesser team. Fifteen in a row because the Hawks are getting star-like if not superstar-like performances from someone (not necessarily the same someone) every game. Fifteen in a row, and No. 15 was Paul Millsap's turn to shine (22 points on 17 shots, 10 rebounds).

Fifteen in a row, and No. 15 also was a night to remember for Dennis Schroder, the 21-year-old German import who scored 13 points and made five assists in 18 minutes. Fifteen in a row, and the guy who was the catalyst in Monday's No. 13 -- Mike Scott -- made one basket. Fifteen in a row, and the most consistent Hawk (Kyle Korver) had as many dunks in No. 15 as 3-pointers.

Fifteen in a row, with the next four games and six of the next seven slated for Philips Arena. Fifteen in a row, and darned if these Hawks don't look as if they could keep going for another 15 or so. Fifteen in a row for a team we Atlantans have tried hard not to embrace, but all of a sudden we find ourselves left with no choice but to hug and keep hugging.

From myajc: At 15 in a row, the Hawks could be just getting started.

 


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Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has been with the AJC since 1984.