Ed Davis had a lot working Sunday, playing heavier than usual minutes because of Jarrett Allen’s foul trouble. His rebounding was solid as always, with a team-high 10 boards, and he also had the eyes moving with a season-high five assists in the win.
Davis made some nifty offensive moves — to be fair, he’s not always the most graceful looking player on the floor — even as he and Allen never quite tumbled to the fact that, for whatever reason, Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon was channeling Stephen Curry by going 5-for-5 from deep.
Another professional performance for the pro’s pro.
Rookie Rodions Kurucs made his second straight start Sunday and showed some of the good — and bad — parts of his game.
He made a terrific backdoor cut along the baseline to spring himself for a wide open dunk on a D’Angelo Russell drive.
He shot a 27-footer from 3-point range about 25½ feet, just barely grazing the rim.
Kurucs found a cutting Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with a nifty pass off a drive for one of his four assists.
Kurucs found a wide-open fan along the baseline with pass to a wing that was free of players — teammates or opponents — to short-circuit a fast-break opportunity.
He’s a 20-year-old rookie and there will be games where stuff like this happens.