The Atlanta Hawks fell to 1-8 as they took on the Houston Rockets at home on Friday (Nov. 1) inside Phillips Arena. Heading into Friday’s contest the Atlanta Hawks seem to have the upper hand against the Rockets.
Coming into Friday’s contest the Houston had not beaten the Hawks since November 2013, which was only James Harden’s second game as a Rocket.
En route to their 119-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks the Houston Rockets moved to 6-1 on the season.
James Harden had a pretty solid night for the Houston Rockets scoring 29 points and dishing out 11 assist on the evening.
On the opposite side of the ball the Atlanta Hawks saw a solid performance from Kent Bazemore who finished with a team high 18 points, making him one of eight Hawks players to see double digits during Friday nights contest.
But…..the night hands down belong to Rookie Tyler Dorsey!
Dorsey put together a pretty solid second half for the Atlanta Hawks finishing with 10 points on the evening.
Friday nights performance by Dorsey wasn’t necessarily about his ability to fill up the stat sheet, but what was more impressive was his ability to get the job done as a spark off of the bench the Hawks needed.
Not only did he prove to be a great teammate but we even saw some pretty decent two man game between he and fellow new comer Isaiah Taylor.
Following Friday’s tough loss Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer praised Dorsey for his efforts and ability to get the job done in a little over 17 minutes of action.
Before the night was over we had a chance to catch up with Tyler Dorsey to get his thoughts on his performance, here’s what he had to say.