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Smith does it all, helps Hawks hold off Wolves


By Matt Winkeljohn, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday February 24, 2010 11:36PM

ATLANTA (NBA.com exclusive) -- As a team that lately has been difficult to predict or explain, the Hawks on Wednesday leaned on perhaps their most consistent player and drew from a couple less predictable sources to beat Minnesota 98-92 on a night when a big chunk of Atlanta's offense went AWOL.

Atlanta coach Mike Woodson has all but come to expect Josh Smith to fill the stat sheet on a regular basis. He gave more than usual with a season-high 27 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots as the Hawks won their first home game since a Feb. 10 loss to Miami.

Small surprise: Smith entered the game as the only player in the NBA averaging 15 points (15.4), eight rebounds (8.6) and four assists (4.0).

"I felt my team needed energy so I was trying to score in a lot of different ways," Smith said.

That was good because one of the Hawks' top scorers, guard Jamal Crawford, scored one point. Nobody expects that from the player with the highest scoring average (17.5) among players who have not started a single game this season.

Smith's work wasn't enough, though, as Atlanta returned from a 2-2 road trip that included the high of the team's first win in Utah in 17 years (Monday) and the low of a miserable loss at Golden State after the Hawks blew a 17-point fourth-quarter lead.

The Hawks (36-20) started the season 11-2 and at that point were ranked No. 1 in NBA.com's rankings, but they've waffled since, including a 6-6 run preceding Wednesday's game. They've lost in myriad ways of late, perhaps reaching a point where roles are in need of re-defining.

So with Crawford off-kilter (he missed all seven shots) and Al Horford scoring a modest 11 after averaging 20 on the four-game Western road trip, there was need for help elsewhere even as leading scorer Joe Johnson pitched in his standard 21 points.

Mo Evans scored 10 off the bench -- the most he's pitched in over the previous 29 games dating to when he scored 13 in a Dec. 16 win over Memphis -- and starting point guard Mike Bibby not only added 12 points or nearly 50 percent more than his 8.6 average, but added five rebounds, too.

Minnesota trailed 50-42 at halftime with just one less rebound than the Hawks, but after Atlanta pushed the lead to 77-61 on Evans' three-point play with 2:05 left in the third quarter, the visitors got busy.

Atlanta native Damien Wilkins, whose brother Dominique is a color radio announcer for the Hawks franchise for which he once starred, started the fourth quarter off with a steal and scored eight of his 15 points off the bench in a 10-0 Minnesota run that cut Atlanta's lead to 78-76.

Wilkins' three-point play with 10:14 to go, on a possession that began with him blocking a Horford shot at the other end, might've prompted a Woodson timeout but for the fact he'd just called one 17 seconds earlier.

After Johnson missed a shot for Atlanta, Kevin Love grabbed one of his 12 rebounds, and soon the Wolves were shooting for the lead.

Rookie Wayne Ellington missed a 3-pointer, though, and Bibby grabbed the rebound.

That was a theme. Atlanta's work on the defensive glass against one of the NBA's better offensive rebounding teams was critical.

The Hawks didn't shoot particularly well beyond Smith's 9-for-13 effort as they missed 48 of 81 shots. But Atlanta kept the Wolves off the offensive glass. Minnesota grabbed just seven offensive rebounds as the Hawks pulled in 34 defensive boards, including Bibby's four.

"I thought we made a conscious effort tonight," said Woodson, who has been harping on his team to help Smith and Horford underneath. "Bibby stuck his nose in there and got a couple rebounds ... it was a total team effort on the boards and it's got to be that way as we edge toward the playoffs."

Bibby grabbed another defensive rebound when Ellington missed a short shot about five minutes later, and Smith converted two free throws at the other end for an 88-82 lead that was never seriously threatened after the 5:08 mark.

"It's tough for the big guys down there trying to block out and get the ball; I'm just trying to help out as much as possible," Bibby said. "If it's around me, I'm going to try to get it. Rebounding is just aggression. You can't really teach it."

Love matched his 19-point, 12-rebound effort in a win at Miami a night earlier, and center Ryan Hollins scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, but ultimately Smith's free throws were symptomatic.

He made nine of 11, and the Hawks drained 28 of 32, making seven more than Minnesota attempted and twice as many as the visitors made (14 of 21).

Said Smith: "We did OK on the West Coast, but it's always nice to be able to come home and not worry about going out West again."

Timberwolves
Hawks
     
    • 45.6%

    • 40.7%

    • 37.5%

    • 28.6%

    • 66.7%

    • 87.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN ATL
Total Rebounds 9 9
Offensive Rebounds 7 12
Turnovers 14 13
Fast Break Pts: 28 26
Biggest Lead: 5 16
Points in the Paint: 40 42
MIN ATL
p Love   19 Smith   27
rb Love   12 Horford   13
a Flynn   8 3 players   5
s 2 players   2 Teague   2
b Milicic   4 Smith   2
 
  • 11/05 - ATL @ MIN
  • 11/14 - MIN @ ATL
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gomes F 28:40 5-8 1-4 0-0 -2 0 4 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 11
A. Jefferson C-F 28:38 5-9 0-0 0-0 +4 0 4 4 0 4 1 1 1 0 10
R. Hollins C 28:09 6-9 0-0 6-10 +2 1 3 4 2 2 0 2 0 1 18
C. Brewer G-F 28:10 4-11 2-5 0-1 -2 0 4 4 6 3 2 4 0 0 10
J. Flynn G 27:55 4-13 1-2 0-0 -5 0 3 3 8 0 1 2 0 1 9
K. Love   28:59 6-10 0-1 7-9 -9 4 8 12 0 5 0 0 0 1 19
D. Milicic   10:14 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 4 0 0
W. Ellington   15:00 0-4 0-2 0-0 -4 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
R. Sessions   20:05 0-4 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 1 0
S. Pavlovic   05:55 0-2 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
D. Wilkins   18:15 6-8 2-2 1-1 +2 2 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 15
O. Pecherov DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-79 6-16 14-21   7 31 38 21 22 7 14 6 7 92
  45.6% 37.5% 66.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15
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 20:40 0-4 0-0 4-5 +2 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 4
J. Smith F 38:20 9-13 0-0 9-11 +11 3 7 10 5 3 0 2 2 2 27
A. Horford C 37:22 5-14 0-0 1-1 +5 2 11 13 5 3 1 1 1 3 11
J. Johnson G 37:41 7-16 1-3 6-7 +12 1 2 3 5 1 1 1 0 0 21
M. Bibby G 33:27 5-9 2-4 0-0 +3 1 4 5 4 0 0 3 1 0 12
J. Crawford   28:46 0-7 0-4 1-1 +2 0 1 1 3 2 1 2 0 0 1
M. Evans   13:03 4-7 1-3 1-1 +3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 10
J. Teague   10:11 1-1 0-0 2-2 -5 0 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 0 4
Z. Pachulia   10:38 0-4 0-0 2-2 +1 3 4 7 0 0 0 1 1 1 2
J. Smith   09:31 2-6 0-0 2-2 -3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 6
M. West   00:21 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-81 4-14 28-32   12 34 46 23 16 5 13 7 6 98
  40.7% 28.6% 87.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Blount, Jawai, Tucker
  • Hawks: Morris

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: Rambis
  • Hawks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #42 Eric Lewis, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 15059
  • Duration: 2:21
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-45) Atlanta Hawks (36-20)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Smith vs Hollins (Johnson gains possession)
  11:38
[ATL 2-0]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  11:25
[MIN 2-2]
 
  11:06
[ATL 4-2]
Bibby Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Team Rebound 
Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:27  
  10:27
[ATL 5-2]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:27
[ATL 6-2]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  10:08
[MIN 4-6]
 
  09:50 Bibby 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:49  
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST)  09:38
[MIN 6-6]
 
  09:13 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:12 Team Rebound 
  09:04 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:03  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:52 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:45
[ATL 8-6]
Smith Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hollins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:29
[MIN 8-8]
 
  08:04
[ATL 10-8]
Horford Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hollins (1 AST)  07:50
[MIN 11-10]
 
  07:24 Williams Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:21  
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:15  
  07:05 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Hollins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:55  
  06:36
[ATL 12-11]
Bibby Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:11
[ATL 14-11]
Johnson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Horford (1 AST) 
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hollins (2 AST)  05:52
[MIN 13-14]
 
  05:31 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gomes (1 ST) 
Hollins Running Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  05:26
[MIN 15-14]
 
  05:08 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:08 Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  04:55  
Team Rebound  04:54  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:47 Team Rebound 
  04:32 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:31  
Gomes Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  04:22
[MIN 17-14]
 
  03:59 Horford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:57  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (4 AST)  03:53
[MIN 19-14]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:42  
  03:42
[ATL 15-19]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:42 Williams Substitution replaced by Evans 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  03:42  
  03:42
[ATL 16-19]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  03:27  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:25  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:21 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:13
[ATL 19-19]
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Horford (2 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST)  03:03
[MIN 21-19]
 
  02:53 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:52  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Milicic  02:48  
  02:48 Johnson Substitution replaced by Teague 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:37 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:32
[ATL 21-21]
Teague Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:04 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:54 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:53  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:34 Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Teague (1 ST)  01:26  
  01:08 Horford Layup Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:07  
Flynn Layup Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:54.9 Horford Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (1 BLK) 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:52.9  
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:33.0  
  00:33.0 Horford Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  00:33.0  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  00:33.0  
  00:12.4
[ATL 23-21]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST) 
Ellington Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:01.8  
  00:01.0 Pachulia Jump Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (2 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-45) Atlanta Hawks (36-20)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pachulia (1 BLK)  11:51  
  11:49 Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ellington Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF)  11:47  
  11:47
[ATL 24-21]
Teague Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:47
[ATL 25-21]
Teague Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
  11:38 Pachulia Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:37 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Pavlovic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:37  
  11:25 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:23 Pachulia Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:23 Pachulia Tip Shot: Missed 
  11:22 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:21
[ATL 27-21]
Evans Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:56 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:47 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:45  
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:31 Pachulia Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Love Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:17  
  10:11 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:09 Team Rebound 
  09:57 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:55  
Pavlovic Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Evans (1 BLK)  09:51  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:48  
Love Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:48
[MIN 23-27]
 
  09:31 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:30 Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:29 Pachulia Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:27  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:14 Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:09
[ATL 29-23]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:39  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:38
[MIN 25-29]
 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:20  
  08:20 Timeout : Official 
  08:20 Evans Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  08:20 Teague Substitution replaced by Bibby 
Milicic Substitution replaced by Jefferson  08:20  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Wilkins  08:20  
  08:20
[ATL 30-25]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:20
[ATL 31-25]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jefferson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  08:09  
Jefferson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:09  
  07:45 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:43 Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:35  
  07:35
[ATL 32-25]
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  07:35  
  07:35
[ATL 33-25]
Pachulia Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hollins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  07:25  
Team Rebound  07:25  
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST)  07:13
[MIN 27-33]
 
Rambis Technical  07:10  
  07:10
[ATL 34-27]
Crawford Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  07:10 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Horford 
  06:52
[ATL 36-27]
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bibby (1 AST) 
Hollins Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:36
[MIN 29-36]
 
  06:15
[ATL 38-29]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  06:05 Crawford Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:05  
  06:05 Smith Substitution replaced by Smith 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:05  
Team Rebound  06:05  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  06:05  
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:05
[MIN 30-38]
 
  05:50 Horford Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:48  
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:31
[MIN 32-38]
 
  05:15 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:14  
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  05:09  
  05:04
[ATL 40-32]
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Wilkins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST)  04:48
[MIN 34-40]
 
  04:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:42 Crawford Substitution replaced by Williams 
  04:36 Bibby Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:34  
Hollins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:27  
  04:14
[ATL 42-34]
Horford Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Brewer Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:47
[ATL 44-34]
Smith Running Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bibby (2 AST) 
  03:28 Horford Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:11 Bibby Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  02:57 Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
  02:45 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:45
[MIN 35-44]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:45
[MIN 36-44]
 
Brewer Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:35  
  02:35
[ATL 45-36]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Gomes  02:35  
  02:35
[ATL 46-36]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Love Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  02:21  
  02:19 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:12 Bibby 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:08  
  02:06 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:06  
Team Rebound  02:06  
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:06
[MIN 37-46]
 
  01:48 Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:46  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:38
[MIN 39-46]
 
  01:29 Love Violation:Kicked Ball 
Love Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  01:22  
  01:22 Williams Free Throw Technical Missed 
  01:22 Team Rebound 
  01:13 Horford Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  01:09 Bibby Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:05
[ATL 48-39]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bibby (3 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bibby (1 BLK)  00:38.9  
Team Rebound  00:38.7  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:38.7  
  00:28.6 Williams Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:28.6 Williams Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  00:28.6 Williams Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Flynn (5 AST)  00:08.6
[MIN 42-48]
 
  00:04.6
[ATL 50-42]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bibby (4 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-45) Atlanta Hawks (36-20)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:30 Horford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST) 
Flynn Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:27
[MIN 44-50]
 
  11:08 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:07  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:51 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:34 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:33  
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Flynn (6 AST)  10:21
[MIN 46-50]
 
  10:04 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:03 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:03
[ATL 52-46]
Johnson Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Horford (1 ST)  09:51  
  09:43
[ATL 55-46]
Bibby 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:10
[ATL 58-46]
Bibby 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:10  
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:50
[MIN 48-58]
 
  08:25
[ATL 60-48]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Flynn (7 AST)  08:07
[MIN 50-60]
 
  07:48 Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:46  
Flynn Layup Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:40 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:25
[ATL 63-50]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Horford (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  07:06  
Flynn Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  07:01  
  06:45 Smith Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  06:45  
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brewer (5 AST)  06:29
[MIN 52-63]
 
  06:12
[ATL 65-52]
Bibby Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Horford (4 AST) 
  05:56 Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:56 Williams Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:56
[MIN 53-65]
 
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:56  
  05:56 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:39 Horford Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:37  
  05:34 Horford Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:34  
Team Rebound  05:34  
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:34
[MIN 54-65]
 
  05:20 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:18  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  05:11
[MIN 57-65]
 
  04:51
[ATL 67-57]
Horford Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:25  
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:21  
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:17
[MIN 59-67]
 
Hollins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:55  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  03:55  
  03:55 Bibby Substitution replaced by Evans 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  03:55  
  03:46
[ATL 69-59]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:46  
  03:46 Horford Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Milicic  03:46  
  03:46
[ATL 70-59]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST)  03:33
[MIN 61-70]
 
  03:11 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:10  
Sessions Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST)  03:03  
  02:59
[ATL 72-61]
Evans Running Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:37 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:32
[ATL 74-61]
Smith Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Crawford (3 AST) 
Sessions Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:05
[ATL 76-61]
Evans Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
Ellington Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:05  
  02:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:05 Johnson Substitution replaced by Teague 
  02:05
[ATL 77-61]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Milicic Layup Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:31 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (3 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:30  
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:17  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  01:15  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:15
[MIN 63-77]
 
  01:01 Crawford Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:01 Crawford Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:53.6
[MIN 65-77]
 
Milicic Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:45.7  
  00:36.9 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gomes (2 ST) 
Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Teague (2 ST)  00:29.9  
  00:23.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (4 BLK) 
  00:21.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:17.9 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:15.9 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:14.1  
  00:14.1 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:14.1 Team Rebound 
  00:14.1
[ATL 78-65]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:07.3 Teague Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  00:01.2 Teague Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 3 (13 PTS)  00:01.2
[MIN 66-78]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  00:01.2  
Team Rebound  00:01.2  
Love Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  00:01.2  
  00:00.9 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
End of 3rd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-45) Atlanta Hawks (36-20)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Pachulia Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST) 
Ellington Running Layup Shot: Missed  11:42  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:41  
Wilkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:41
[MIN 68-78]
 
  11:24 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  11:23  
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:00
[MIN 71-78]
 
  10:45 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:44  
Love Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Sessions (3 AST)  10:36
[MIN 73-78]
 
  10:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:31 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Horford 
  10:31 Teague Substitution replaced by Bibby 
  10:18 Horford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wilkins (1 BLK) 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:16  
Wilkins Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Sessions (4 AST)  10:14
[MIN 75-78]
 
  10:14 Evans Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  10:14 Evans Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  10:14
[MIN 76-78]
 
  10:02 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  10:00  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:41 Bibby Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:23
[ATL 80-76]
Horford Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Love Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:23  
  09:23
[ATL 81-76]
Horford Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
  09:10 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  09:10
[MIN 77-81]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  09:10
[MIN 78-81]
 
  08:45
[ATL 83-78]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  08:24 Horford Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  08:24 Smith Substitution replaced by Smith 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  08:24
[MIN 79-83]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  08:24
[MIN 80-83]
 
  08:05 Bibby Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:03 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Love Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:01  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  08:01  
  08:01
[ATL 84-80]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  08:01
[ATL 85-80]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  07:38  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:36  
Wilkins Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Horford (1 BLK)  07:35  
  07:33 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:25 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:23 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:08 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:08 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:08  
  07:08 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:08 Team Rebound 
  07:08
[ATL 86-80]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Wilkins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:51  
  06:37 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  06:34  
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  06:28  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:28  
  06:25 Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:25
[MIN 81-86]
 
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:25
[MIN 82-86]
 
  06:12 Smith Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:09  
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:58 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  05:36 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:35 Team Rebound 
  05:35 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK)  05:12  
  05:10 Bibby Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:08  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  05:08  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:08  
  05:08
[ATL 87-82]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  05:08
[ATL 88-82]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:41 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  04:26 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:25  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:03 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:53 Bibby Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  03:50  
Wilkins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:37  
  03:37 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:13
[ATL 90-82]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  02:27 Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:25  
Brewer Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:21
[MIN 84-90]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:05  
  02:05 Timeout : Official 
  02:05 Crawford Substitution replaced by Williams 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes  02:05  
  02:05
[ATL 91-84]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  02:05
[ATL 92-84]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Jefferson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:49 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:30
[ATL 94-84]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Horford (5 AST) 
Love Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:30  
  01:30
[ATL 95-84]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Flynn (8 AST)  01:18
[MIN 87-95]
 
  00:54.1 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:45.8  
  00:43.9 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:29.9 Bibby Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brewer (6 AST)  00:23.4
[MIN 90-95]
 
Brewer Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:20.8  
  00:20.8
[ATL 96-90]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:20.8
[ATL 97-90]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:20.8  
  00:20.8 Bibby Substitution replaced by West 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
  00:10.9 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
Love Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:08.6  
  00:08.6
[ATL 98-90]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:08.6 Smith Substitution replaced by Teague 
  00:08.6 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:07.9  
Brewer Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:03.5
[MIN 92-98]
 
  00:03.5 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:03.5  
  00:00.0 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- SSO-ATL Local 7:00 pm ET
-- FSNN-MIN Local 7:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
ATL
2nd Southeast
53
29
7-3
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4
ATL
Johnson 20.9
Horford 9.9
Johnson 5.7
Smith 2.4
Smith 1.8

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