The Atlanta Hawks aren’t going to the playoffs this season, mired as they are in last place in the Eastern Conference. If only every night could be Chanukah.
The Hawks hosted Jewish Heritage Night with Chabad during the Festival of Lights for the fifth year Monday night, Dec. 18, and for the fourth time they walked off the court as winners. The Hawks got only their seventh win in 30 games, knocking off the Miami Heat, 110-104.
They got their customary lift from the pregame lighting of a giant menorah at half court even though the previous day’s blackout at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport prevented local rapper Sammy K from delivering his planned performance.