ATLANTA — After the Hawks’ 131-120 loss to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night, Mike Conti spoke about some of the troubles Atlanta faced.

  • Orlando came in 29th in the league in points per game and scored 131, the most the Hawks have given up since 2008.
  • Orlando shot 59 percent.
  • In December, the Hawks have given up 114.5 points per game in six contests. Only four teams in the NBA over that span have had a worse scoring defense.

“It feels like every time the Hawks take a step forward — even a little step like they had Friday night in that 20-point comeback in Milwaukee — they take a giant step back,” Conti said. “That’s the way it’s been over the last month for the Hawks.”

Watch the video to see what Conti thinks about Atlanta’s schedule over the next three games and what could be done to, once again, begin taking steps forward.


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