ATLANTA — The Hawks head into the regular season with motivation to be better than they were in their 111-93 loss to the Chicago Bulls Thursday night.
They finish the preseason with a 1-4 record.
Rookie guard Coby White scored a game-high 29 points, and Zach Lavine added 23 points.
Trae Young played just 17 minutes and finished with 11 points. Jabari Parker started the game against the team that drafted him and scored a team-high 15 points.
Cam Reddish and John Collins did not play while DeAndre Hunter tallied nine points in 16 minutes.
The Hawks found themselves down nine points at halftime (51-42) due to the turnover margin (12). They finished the game with 17 turnovers.
Now focusing on the regular season, head coach Lloyd Pierce has a roster loaded with young talent and a sprinkle of veteran pieces that could help the Hawks be a playoff team this year.
Young has matured as the team's leader, and Vince Carter showed he can still be a contributor after his 17-point outing in the Hawks' win against the Knicks. There is optimism surrounding this team.
Hunter also flashed this preseason and showed he can be an immediate contributor. He has a balanced offensive game and a high motor that will fit well with the Hawks' style of play.
Atlanta tips off their regular season against the Detroit Pistons Oct. 24 at Little Caesars Arena at 7 p.m.