Atlanta is visiting Boston and it’s just the first quarter but what strikes me is how often the Hawks try to run.

Every fast break opportunity, they run. In the half-court they look questionable, though they’re cutting more than last season and hitting those cutters with passes, creating some easy baskets.

When running, they look decent. Fast breaking lets them take advantage of the great athletic ability Josh Smith, Marvin Williams and other young Hawks possess. If they do it as often as possible they’ll be fun to watch and could pull off some wins here and there.