ATLANTA This was more of how it was supposed to look.
After a season opener on the road in which the Hawks got the offensive part right but the defensive part wrong, they placed together a better semblance of the package on Friday, making new head coach Mike Budenholzer's home opener a successful one with a 102-95 win over Toronto at Philips Arena.
With an offense that showed off the kind of spacing that Budenholzer preaches, the Hawks made 43.5 percent of their three-pointers (10-of-23), led by the lights-out shooting of Kyle Korver, who made a three-pointer for his 75th consecutive game, the longest active streak in the league and the fourth-longest in league history.
On Friday it was evident as to why Korver chose to re-sign a four-year, 24-million contract with the Hawks in the offseason, even as they remain a work in progress in general manager Danny Ferry's second season with eight new players. Korver would appear to be one of the primary beneficiaries of the new offensive...