Instead of sulking, Schlenk thrilled Baze thriving off bench

Wendy Adams
November 27, 2018 - 11:27 am

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The Atlanta Hawks will carry a one-game winning streak into Tuesday's road game against the Miami Heat.

A John Collins' game-saving block of Kemba Walker at the final second sealed a 124-123 win over the Charlotte Hornets, snapping the Hawks 10-game losing streak.

Collins ended the night with 23-points and 11 rebounds iin Sunday's win. General Manager Travis Schlenk joined John and Hugh on Tuesday and said it was good to see several players have good performances.

"Obviously, we were in a bit of a slump there; John [Collins> had a great game but we had several other guys breakout and give us good performances."

Schlenk had praise for one Hawks veteran in particular: Kent Bazemore (who went 9-for-11 from the floor in the win).

"After being asked to come off the bench--you know, a lot of veteran guys would have put their head down and sulked," said Schlenk. "But Kent showed up and came up with his best performance of the year--real happy for him, real happy for all the guys."

"Kent's a real pro," Schlenk continued when asked to evaluate his season up to this point. "He had a great offseason getting his body ready for the season. He's the kind of veteran you want in your locker room when you're going through this process because he's positive with the young guys everyday. He shows up to work and gets his work in."

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