The Hawks' streak of second-round playoff appearances ended at three. After a 40-26 regular season, the Hawks lost in six games to the Celtics in the first round. There will be time to dissect things later but, for now, here's what the participants had to say. . . . Larry Drew on the season: "Given everything that we went through in the season with all the injuries and not having Al and so many guys missing games, I am very proud of our guys. We could have folded the tent. We responded very well, very professionally. Given 40 wins I'm very happy about that, given all we've been through. Tonight was disappointing [because] we didn't advance. I thought we played a very gutsy series other than the one game. Overall I'm very proud of this bunch for what they accomplished." Al Horford on if there are any 'what-ifs' for the season: "There is. I'm proud of the guys the way they reacted and came out every night and competed. That's tough having so many injuries and different guys having to fill in. I feel like each guy has had their moment this year. I just kind of came in at the end trying to help us out. Unfortunately for us the run ended."
Atlanta Hawks: Season's over
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | May 11