In Trae Young's absence due to the birth of his child, Dejounte Murray took center stage, scoring 32 points and recording 10 assists in a strong performance. Murray led the Hawks to victory against the Detroit Pistons, and Atlanta maintained its trend of having five or more players with double-digit scoring, showcasing a balanced offensive effort.
Despite Young's absence, the team secured a win in the first In-Season Tournament game, with Murray emerging as a standout player. The Hawks currently stand in second place in East Group A, with a 1-0 record, behind the Indiana Pacers. Their next In-Season Tournament game is scheduled for Friday, November 17 at home against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Hawks' immediate next game is a home matchup against the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.