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Hawks perched atop standings with win over Hornets


By Matt Winkeljohn, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday November 14, 2009 11:46PM

ATLANTA (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Atlanta Hawks did what they were supposed to do Saturday night in proving that they're on track to take the next step.

Having finished No. 4 in the Eastern Conference last season, having advanced to the second round of the playoffs, having ended a seven-game losing streak to the bully Boston Celtics on Friday night, they on Saturday lit into the latter half of a back-to-back sequence by lighting up an inferior team.

A 121-98 win over the visiting New Orleans Hornets was not poignant in and of itself. The Hornets fired their coach this week, lost All-Star point guard Chris Paul to an ankle sprain Friday, and were grossly undermanned.

Yet the Hawks hardly toyed with the situation.

That gave the appearance of a big change in a game that helped -- in combination with the Celts' upset loss to Indiana on Saturday -- push Atlanta to the top of the Eastern Conference with an 8-2 record.

New Orleans made a brief and spirited run in the fourth quarter to pull to within six points in Philips Arena, but the Hawks responded.

That's the key: they responded -- and throughout.

"Two years ago for sure, maybe even last year, we might have lost that game right there," said forward Marvin Williams, whose 2-for-10 shooting night was overcome by teammates who made 46 of 78 shots (59 percent).

"That's was a huge win for us [Friday] night in Boston, and coming in playing against a team without their superstar, we kind of would have taken it easy a couple years ago."

Not Saturday night.

The Hawks blew out to a 37-28 lead by the end of the first quarter, but for a couple fits and starts, they kept their collective boot on the Hornets' throats from there.

All-Star guard Joe Johnson scored 26 points with seven assists, and forward Josh Smith continued his monstrous autumn with 17 points and 17 rebounds. Johnson scored 13 in the first quarter alone.

The Hornets rode a 12-4 scoring blitz to start the fourth quarter to pull within 95-89 on Peja Stojakovic's 3-pointer with 8:47 left.

Then, the Hawks took advantage of a timeout to not only cool the Hornets who would finish with 25 points, but to re-align themselves.

New Orleans suddenly was hitting the boards, winning loose balls, and getting easy shots (including three lay-ups in that stretch).

So Atlanta coach Mike Woodson stuck with his starters.

That paid off with a 16-0 run, every point scored by a starter.

Smith scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds, registered two steals and pitched in three assists in the final quarter, and he left with 3:30 remaining in the game.

"He was all over the place in terms of rebounding the ball,"

Woodson said. Woodson was right; Smith had a special goal in mind.

"I made a conscious effort to go down there and help out Al [Horford, who had 14 points and a modest five rebounds], and not let him be the only one down there rebounding," he said.

Something seems different about the Hawks.

"Maybe three years ago we would have struggled in a game like this after winning such a big game against a great opponent, but we're a different team, man," Woodson said. "We're trying to prove something to ourselves as players and coaches, and this organization where we're going.

"You just got to tip your hat to the guys in the locker room because they're growing up."

There is a difference in these Hawks and those last year, and it goes beyond the addition of guard Jamal Crawford, who scored 21 points with four assists off the bench. Atlanta also out-scored New Orleans 70-48 in the paint.

"It's impressive how good they are defensively," said Hornets coach/general manager Jeff Bower. "They're playing some of the best basketball in the league right now. They continued to put pressure on us with their drives, and . . . attacking the paint."

Hornets
Hawks
     
    • 44.0%

    • 54.5%

    • 25.9%

    • 35.0%

    • 61.1%

    • 62.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH ATL
Total Rebounds 14 6
Offensive Rebounds 14 17
Turnovers 16 14
Fast Break Pts: 23 29
Biggest Lead: 3 25
Points in the Paint: 48 70
NOH ATL
p Stojakovic   25 Johnson   26
rb 2 players   12 Smith   17
a Brown   7 Johnson   7
s 2 players   2 2 players   3
b Okafor   2 Smith   2
NOH ATL
p Stojakovic   25 Johnson   26
rb 2 players   12 Smith   17
a Brown   7 Johnson   7
s 2 players   2 2 players   3
b Okafor   2 Smith   2
 
  • 12/26 - ATL @ NOH
  • 01/21 - NOH @ ATL
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Stojakovic F 34:08 10-17 4-9 1-1 -28 2 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 25
D. West F 37:42 4-17 0-0 0-0 -19 6 6 12 3 5 0 4 0 0 8
E. Okafor C 27:16 3-7 0-0 2-6 -15 5 7 12 0 2 1 2 2 0 8
D. Brown G 20:37 1-6 1-4 1-2 -20 0 2 2 4 3 1 1 0 0 4
D. Collison G 26:08 4-11 0-1 2-2 -32 0 0 0 4 1 2 4 0 2 10
B. Brown   23:24 6-13 1-6 0-0 +9 0 2 2 7 0 0 3 0 0 13
J. Posey   24:42 2-4 0-2 1-1 -3 1 4 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 5
H. Armstrong   08:44 1-1 0-0 1-2 +2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
M. Thornton   17:34 4-10 1-5 3-4 +5 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 12
D. Songaila   16:03 4-4 0-0 0-0 -10 0 2 2 2 3 1 2 1 0 8
J. Wright   01:51 1-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
S. Marks   01:51 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-91 7-27 11-18   14 27 41 25 22 7 16 3 3 98
  44.0% 25.9% 61.1%   team rebs: 14 total to: 17
Atlanta Hawks (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Williams F 25:44 2-10 0-1 3-4 +26 3 3 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 7
J. Smith F 32:32 8-12 0-0 1-3 +32 2 15 17 4 1 3 2 2 0 17
A. Horford C 29:27 7-8 0-0 0-2 +29 3 2 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 14
J. Johnson G 32:48 10-16 2-3 4-7 +26 3 2 5 7 0 1 2 0 1 26
M. Bibby G 27:32 6-9 2-4 3-4 +33 1 0 1 5 0 1 3 0 0 17
J. Crawford   28:14 7-14 3-8 4-5 +2 0 2 2 4 3 3 2 1 0 21
Z. Pachulia   14:30 1-1 0-0 3-4 -7 2 3 5 0 5 0 1 0 0 5
M. Evans   18:21 1-4 0-3 0-0 -11 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
J. Smith   11:58 1-4 0-1 0-0 -12 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
J. Teague   14:51 2-7 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 2 4
R. Morris   04:03 3-3 0-0 0-0 +1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 48-88 7-20 18-29   17 31 48 27 19 10 14 3 3 121
  54.5% 35.0% 62.1%   team rebs: 6 total to: 14

inactive

  • Hornets: Diogu, Paul, Peterson
  • Hawks: Hunter

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Hawks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #32 Eddie F. Rush, #11 Phil Robinson, #47 Bennie Adams
  • Attendance: 18572
  • Duration: 2:12
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Atlanta Hawks (22-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Smith vs Okafor (Collison gains possession)
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST)  11:42
[NOH 3-0]
 
  11:23
[ATL 2-3]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Okafor Hook Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:08 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:03
[ATL 4-3]
Horford Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
West Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:03  
  11:03 Horford Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:02  
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST)  10:46
[NOH 5-4]
 
  10:29 Bibby Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:28  
  10:24 Horford Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:24  
Team Rebound  10:24  
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:24  
  10:22 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:06 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:05  
  10:01 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:01  
Team Rebound  10:01  
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:01
[NOH 6-4]
 
  09:50
[ATL 6-6]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bibby (1 AST) 
Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  09:35  
  09:30 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:26 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:26
[ATL 8-6]
Johnson Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
West Layup Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:11 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:07
[ATL 10-6]
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST)  08:53
[NOH 8-10]
 
Stojakovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:46  
  08:46
[ATL 11-8]
Bibby Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:46
[ATL 12-8]
Bibby Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  08:29
[NOH 10-12]
 
  08:14 Bibby Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:55  
  07:55
[ATL 13-10]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:55
[ATL 14-10]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Collison Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  07:40
[NOH 12-14]
 
  07:21
[ATL 17-12]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Horford (1 AST) 
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (4 AST)  07:11
[NOH 14-17]
 
  07:11
[ATL 19-14]
Horford Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bibby (2 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:53  
West Tip Shot: Missed  06:53  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:53  
Okafor Tip Shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:51 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:47 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
Stojakovic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST)  06:42
[NOH 16-19]
 
  06:21
[ATL 21-16]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Horford (2 AST) 
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:09 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:00
[ATL 23-16]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  05:34  
  05:29
[ATL 25-16]
Bibby Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:23  
  05:23 Williams Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  05:23 Horford Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:45 Johnson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:44 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:44
[ATL 27-16]
Smith Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:26 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:10 Bibby 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:08  
West Driving Jump shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:52  
  03:52
[ATL 28-16]
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Collison Substitution replaced by Brown  03:52  
Brown Substitution replaced by Posey  03:52  
  03:52 Bibby Substitution replaced by Evans 
  03:52 Pachulia Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:51  
West Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:33  
West Layup Shot: Missed  03:32  
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:32  
West Tip Shot: Missed  03:32  
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:32  
  03:32 Evans Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  03:32 Smith Substitution replaced by Smith 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:32  
Team Rebound  03:32  
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:32  
  03:27 Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:14 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:13  
West Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:01  
Stojakovic Layup Shot: Missed  03:01  
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:01  
Stojakovic Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:01
[NOH 18-28]
 
  03:01 Pachulia Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong  03:01  
Stojakovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  03:01
[NOH 19-28]
 
  02:37 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:36  
Brown Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:28
[NOH 21-28]
 
  02:11 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Posey (1 ST) 
Brown Layup Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:54
[ATL 30-21]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST)  01:33
[NOH 24-30]
 
  01:06
[ATL 33-24]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Brown Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:45.1
[NOH 26-33]
 
  00:34.9 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:32.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:30.8 Smith Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:30.8 Pachulia Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:30.8
[ATL 35-26]
Pachulia Tip Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:11.6
[NOH 28-35]
 
Stojakovic Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:03.3  
  00:03.3 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:03.3
[ATL 36-28]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:03.3
[ATL 37-28]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Atlanta Hawks (22-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:42 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Armstrong Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:36  
  11:36
[ATL 38-28]
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  11:36
[ATL 39-28]
Pachulia Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  11:24
[NOH 31-39]
 
  11:10 Jump Ball Pachulia vs Songaila (Evans gains possession) 
  11:07 Pachulia Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  11:07 Pachulia Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  10:56 Teague Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:49 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:42 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:40 Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:29 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Songaila (1 BLK) 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:27  
Thornton Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST)  10:24
[NOH 33-39]
 
  10:09
[ATL 41-33]
Crawford Driving Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  09:39 Pachulia Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  09:39 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Horford 
Armstrong Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:39  
Team Rebound  09:39  
Armstrong Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:39
[NOH 34-41]
 
  09:27 Crawford Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Songaila Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:13  
  09:06 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:05  
Songaila Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  09:00
[NOH 36-41]
 
  08:45 Horford Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:45  
  08:45 Evans Substitution replaced by Williams 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Crawford (1 BLK)  08:34  
Team Rebound  08:34  
Armstrong Slam Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST)  08:27
[NOH 38-41]
 
  08:08
[ATL 44-38]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:43 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:39
[ATL 46-38]
Teague Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
  07:37 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  07:26 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  07:26 Teague Substitution replaced by Bibby 
  07:26 Smith Substitution replaced by Smith 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:26
[NOH 39-46]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:26
[NOH 40-46]
 
  07:08 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Posey (2 ST) 
Posey Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:01
[NOH 42-46]
 
  06:43 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Bibby Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:38 Crawford Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:34 Williams Tip Shot: Missed 
  06:33 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:33
[ATL 48-42]
Williams Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brown Driving Jump shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Posey Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:17  
  06:17
[ATL 49-42]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:17 Crawford Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Brown Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  06:17  
Posey Substitution replaced by Okafor  06:17  
Armstrong Substitution replaced by Collison  06:17  
  06:17 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:15  
Songaila Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:58
[NOH 44-49]
 
  05:36
[ATL 51-44]
Bibby Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Horford (3 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  05:09 Bibby Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Okafor (1 ST) 
Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bibby (1 ST)  05:08  
Collison Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:08  
  05:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thornton Substitution replaced by West  05:08  
Songaila Substitution replaced by Brown  05:08  
  05:00 Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:58  
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:46 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:43 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Collison (2 ST) 
Brown Driving Jump shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:27 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  04:09 Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:08  
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:54
[NOH 46-51]
 
Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:28  
  03:28 Johnson Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  03:28 Team Rebound 
  03:28 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  03:28 Team Rebound 
  03:28
[ATL 52-46]
Johnson Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  03:13
[NOH 48-52]
 
  03:00
[ATL 55-48]
Bibby 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:43 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  02:39 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:36
[ATL 57-48]
Johnson Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Brown Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:23  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:23  
  02:14
[ATL 59-48]
Smith Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  01:56
[NOH 51-59]
 
  01:38
[ATL 61-51]
Horford Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bibby (3 AST) 
West Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST)  01:18
[NOH 53-61]
 
  01:16 Bibby Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:02 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  00:59.6
[ATL 63-53]
Williams Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Collison Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  00:44.1  
  00:29.8 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:28.9  
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:04.2  
Okafor Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:04.2
[NOH 55-63]
 
  00:02.0
[ATL 65-55]
Horford Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Atlanta Hawks (22-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:39 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:36 Bibby 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:34 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:30 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:30 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  11:30 Okafor Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  11:30
[ATL 67-55]
Smith Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  11:05  
Team Rebound  11:05  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:05  
  10:46 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:44  
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  10:39  
Team Rebound  10:39  
West Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:34  
West Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:34  
  10:19 Williams Hook Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:17  
Okafor Hook Shot: Missed  10:05  
Okafor Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  10:02  
Okafor Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:01
[NOH 57-67]
 
  09:44
[ATL 69-57]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (6 AST) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:15 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  09:14  
West Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:00 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Brown Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:51  
Brown Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:44  
  08:44
[ATL 70-57]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  08:44 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:43  
Stojakovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  08:23
[NOH 59-70]
 
  08:07 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK) 
  08:05 Williams Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  08:02 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  08:01  
West Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  07:52  
West Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:52  
  07:35
[ATL 72-59]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Okafor Hook Shot: Missed  07:20  
West Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:18  
West Tip Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  07:09
[ATL 74-59]
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:01  
  07:01 Williams Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  06:46
[NOH 62-74]
 
  06:24
[ATL 77-62]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Okafor Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  06:07  
  05:56
[ATL 79-62]
Johnson Running Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Collison Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:44
[NOH 64-79]
 
  05:22
[ATL 81-64]
Bibby Running Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Collison Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brown (4 AST)  05:03
[NOH 66-81]
 
  04:41 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:39 Team Rebound 
  04:39 Bibby Substitution replaced by Evans 
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Brown  04:39  
Brown Substitution replaced by Thornton  04:39  
Collison Substitution replaced by Posey  04:39  
  04:29 Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  04:26  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  04:19
[NOH 69-81]
 
  03:55
[ATL 83-69]
Evans Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (7 AST) 
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  03:28  
West Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  03:26  
West Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brown (4 AST)  03:12
[NOH 71-83]
 
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:54 Horford Substitution replaced by Teague 
  02:54 Johnson Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
  02:46 Smith Driving Jump shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:45  
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  02:33  
  02:30
[ATL 85-71]
Smith Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST) 
  02:10 Teague Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:06 Pachulia Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:06
[NOH 72-85]
 
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:06
[NOH 73-85]
 
  01:52 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:48  
Posey Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brown (5 AST)  01:46
[NOH 75-85]
 
  01:46 Crawford Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Posey Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  01:46
[NOH 76-85]
 
West Substitution replaced by Songaila  01:35  
  01:30 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (2 BLK) 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:28  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:14 Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:09 Teague Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:09 Teague Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:56.8 Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:51.8
[ATL 87-76]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST) 
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST)  00:41.8  
  00:38.7
[ATL 89-76]
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Crawford (3 AST) 
Songaila Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:38.7  
  00:38.7 Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  00:37.9  
Songaila Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thornton (3 AST)  00:21.6
[NOH 78-89]
 
  00:03.0
[ATL 91-78]
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
West Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Songaila (1 AST)  11:45
[NOH 80-91]
 
  11:21 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Songaila (1 ST) 
Thornton Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Songaila (2 AST)  11:16
[NOH 82-91]
 
  10:55 Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:52  
Songaila Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brown (6 AST)  10:40
[NOH 84-91]
 
  10:21
[ATL 93-84]
Crawford Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Thornton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:21  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  10:21  
  10:21
[ATL 94-84]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Jump Ball Smith vs Songaila (West gains possession)  10:08  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  09:54  
Posey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:52  
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  09:48  
Team Rebound  09:48  
  09:48 Evans Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (2 ST)  09:42  
  09:28 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:28  
  09:28 Evans Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  09:28 Evans Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:15
[NOH 86-94]
 
Posey Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:01  
  09:01
[ATL 95-86]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  09:01 Teague Substitution replaced by Bibby 
  09:01 Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:00  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Posey (2 AST)  08:47
[NOH 89-95]
 
West Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:22  
  08:22 Timeout : Official 
  08:22 Bibby Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:22 Team Rebound 
  08:22
[ATL 96-89]
Bibby Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  08:08 Pachulia Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  08:08 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Horford 
  08:08 Smith Substitution replaced by Smith 
Brown Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  07:57  
  07:43 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:42 Johnson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:37
[ATL 98-89]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST)  07:21  
  07:15 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:14  
  07:14 Crawford Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Brown Substitution replaced by Collison  07:14  
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK)  06:52  
West Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  06:49  
West Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:12) 
  06:36 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Horford Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Songaila Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:26  
  06:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:21
[ATL 100-89]
Bibby Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Crawford (3 ST)  06:01  
  05:55
[ATL 103-89]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Crawford (4 AST) 
Collison Layup Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:26 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:13) 
  05:23
[ATL 105-89]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bibby (4 AST) 
Posey Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:23  
  05:23 Crawford Substitution replaced by Williams 
  05:23 Horford Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:22  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:06 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:14) 
  05:00
[ATL 107-89]
Horford Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bibby (5 AST) 
West Driving Jump shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:36 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:15) 
  04:25
[ATL 110-89]
Bibby 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:24  
Collison Substitution replaced by Thornton  04:24  
Songaila Substitution replaced by Brown  04:24  
  04:24 Bibby Substitution replaced by Teague 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:03 Team Rebound 
West Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF)  04:03  
  04:03 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:03 Team Rebound 
  04:03 Horford Substitution replaced by Morris 
  04:03 Johnson Substitution replaced by Evans 
  04:03
[ATL 111-89]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:51
[NOH 91-111]
 
  03:30 Teague Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (2 TO) 
  03:30 Smith Substitution replaced by Crawford 
West Jump Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:03
[ATL 113-91]
Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
West Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  02:50  
West Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  02:48  
  02:45 Crawford Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  02:45 Crawford Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Thornton Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brown (7 AST)  02:34
[NOH 93-113]
 
  02:07 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:05 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:05
[ATL 115-93]
Morris Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:51 Morris Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Wright  01:51  
West Substitution replaced by Marks  01:51  
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:51  
Team Rebound  01:51  
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:51
[NOH 94-115]
 
Marks Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:32  
  01:32
[ATL 116-94]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Posey Substitution replaced by Collison  01:32  
  01:32
[ATL 117-94]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:59.5
[ATL 119-94]
Teague Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:54.0 Morris Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:54.0
[NOH 95-119]
 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:54.0
[NOH 96-119]
 
  00:40.5
[ATL 121-96]
Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Teague (1 ST)  00:37.9  
  00:28.9 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:25.9  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:19.1
[NOH 98-121]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- FSS-ATL Local Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
ATL
2nd Southeast
53
29
7-3
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1
ATL
Johnson 20.9
Horford 9.9
Johnson 5.7
Smith 2.4
Smith 1.8

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