Paul Millsap Evolving into Hawks’ Leader

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For the second straight game, the Hawks forward (Paul Millsap) needed to gather his teammates and implore them not to let another late-game lead slip away. He did so during Monday’s win over the Heat.

“I think it’s becoming my job, my 9-to-5,” Millsap said. “We were falling apart a little bit. They were making a run. We didn’t just want to call it quits then. We needed to regroup and get back on the right track.”

(Said coach Mike Budenholzer:) “All the other (stats) are great and we appreciate the rebounds and the blocks but it’s his leadership. Our group needs that going forward.”

via Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution