Jeff Teague spent his first NBA seasons with the Atlanta Hawks and, as a result, it is always noteworthy when he returns to Philips Arena. Granted, Teague has not been on the Hawks roster for nearly two full years but he was the point guard on the best team in franchise history, which brings a bit of extra attention anytime the former All-Star returns to his old stomping grounds.
On Monday evening, though, Teague endured an evening that he will want to forget with haste. The 29-year-old finished a dismal 1-for-12 from the floor and, to make things uglier, Teague came up short in a few high-profile instances.
Former teammate Kent Bazemore provided Hawks fans with two highlights at Teague’s expense, including a chase-down block in the final minutes that energized the home crowd.