The Atlanta Hawks suddenly find themselves mired in their longest losing streak of the season.
Fortunately for them, another matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers is up next.
Looking to get back on track, the visiting Hawks try for a ninth win in 10 games against the injury-plagued Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
After falling 85-84 at Detroit on Friday and 89-81 to Boston the following night, Atlanta (20-13) suffered another disheartening loss Tuesday, 108-103 at Minnesota. Josh Smith and Al Horford posted double-doubles with a combined 40 points and 24 rebounds but the Hawks were outscored 50-38 in the paint and committed 16 turnovers to the Timberwolves' 10.
They haven't dropped four in a row since closing the 2010-11 season on a six-game slide.
"There's some guys in there that are going to have to be held accountable," said coach Larry Drew, whose team has gone 7-2 in the second of back-to-backs. "As we move forward, if this doesn't change, there's going to have to be some ...