ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have to be the most Jekyll-and-Hyde squad in the NBA. The canyon-sized chasm between the Hawks highs and lows is in a class of its own.
They are capable of playing like contenders and have frequent bouts when they play like a lottery team -- and they do it often.
It can be a little frustrating for us and our fans to see us play this way, said All-Star centerforward Al Horford.
The funny thing is that Big Al said this, not after a tough loss, but after Saturdays 109-94 victory over Eastern Conference powerhouse Chicago.
How can a win be frustrating? Well, it can be frustrating if, less than a week prior, you give up a 19-point lead in the second half to these same Bulls. Then, a couple days after that, let a misfit Miami Heat squad -- without LeBron James and Dwyane Wade -- come to Philips Arena and take you to triple overtime and send you home with a loss.
That team is not supposed to toy with Chicago for most of the game, milking leads ranging in...