After a productive start to the season, the Atlanta Hawks have appeared to lose their scoring touch in the last three games. A matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers might help them regain it.
The visiting Hawks will try to take advantage of Portland's defensive woes and avoid a third consecutive loss Monday night.
Atlanta topped 100 points in each of its first two games, recording a 104-95 victory at Oklahoma City without Josh Smith on Nov. 4. The Hawks pulled out an 89-86 win over Indiana three days later but haven't gotten enough scoring over the last two games.
They recorded a season low for points in the opener of a four-game West Coast trip, an 89-76 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Only three players reached double figures with Smith scoring a team-best 13.
Lou Williams and Al Horford had 11 apiece for Atlanta, which committed 22 turnovers and was 7 of 16 from the free-throw line. Smith was 0 for 4 at the stripe, where he's shooting 14.3 percent (2...