Date: Thursday Nov 17, 2005
Time: 7:30 PM CT
DALLAS (Ticker) -- After a difficult start to their three-game road trip, the Atlanta Hawks will attempt to reduce the number of winless teams in the NBA to one when they visit the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
With Tuesday's 103-79 setback at San Antonio, the Hawks matched their worst start since moving to Atlanta in 1968. The 2000-01 squad also started 0-7.
Aside from the Hawks, the Toronto Raptors (0-8) are the only winless team in the league.
Atlanta fell to the verge of establishing a new franchise low after starting fast and finishing flat against the Spurs. The Hawks held a 31-18 lead after one quarter but were outscored, 85-48, thereafter.
Al Harrington was one of Atlanta's few bright spots, finishing with 23 points and nine rebounds. However, he had five of the 18 turnovers committed by the Hawks, who had just eight assists.
The Mavericks are heading in another direction with three straight victories. They enter Thursday's action trailing San Antonio by one-half game in the Southwest Division after opening a four-game homestand with Tuesday's 83-80 win over Denver.