since he tore his ACL, Lou Williams did pretty much exactly what he did when the injury occurred — he used his quickness to drive the lane to the right, finishing it off the glass over the defender.

It was a very good sign.

The Atlanta Hawks got a lot more scoring punch off the bench Wednesday night when Lou Williams returned to his first NBA game since last January. He went 3-of-8 from the floor, 1-of-3 from three (a nice pull up jumper was the make) and had seven points on the night.