The Atlanta Hawks’ five longest road trips for the 2022-23 season
Now that we’ve taken a look at the Atlanta Hawks’ month-by-month schedule, it’s time to take a look at the road trips they’re having this season. They have five road trips where they are on the road for more than four games, including one with a home game stuck in the middle.
The first trip begins in October, in only the fourth game of the season. They travel to Motor City to take on the Detroit Pistons, playing them twice in three days. It’s an interesting battle and the Pistons have added some quality veterans and could be a tough team to beat, even without Hawks nemesis Jerami Grant.
However, the Hawks cannot devote all their energy to these two games. The night after the Pistons’ Game 2, they face the Milwaukee Bucks in their first straight game of the season. It will be the Hawks’ biggest test in October.
The Atlanta Hawks have two tough games to complete their first road trip.
The fourth game of the road trip will be against the Toronto Raptors, a team that found its form late last regular season. With Scottie Barnes improving in the offseason, Pascal Siakam returning to his best and Fred VanVleet still a problem, it’s a tough game.
The last game of the trip is against their rivals the New York Knicks. While potentially the easiest game of the road trip, given the Knicks haven’t added enough to compete in the strong Eastern Conference, it’s not an easy game. It’s the end of the trip and the Knicks have a grudge from two seasons ago. Although October is a relatively easy month for the Hawks, he’s counting on them to win two or three of those games.