Everything You Need to Know - Hawks vs. Nets - January 6, 2010

Atlanta 119, New Jersey 89 | January 6, 2010 | Philips Arena
  • The Hawks snapped a 4-game losing streak with a 119-89 home win over New Jersey on Wednesday.
  • Atlanta opened the game on a 17-3 run and pushed the lead to 32-15 after one quarter, thanks to 68.4% shooting (13-19 FGs, 3-4 3FGs)...Joe Johnson led the way with 8 points.
  • The Hawks tied a team record by hitting 10 3FGs in the first half (3rd time), helping them to a 61-45 lead at the break...Johnson had 14 points (including 4 3FGs), Jamal Crawford 12 (2 three's) and Mike Bibby 10 (2 triples).
  • Atlanta never led by fewer than 13 points the rest of the night (leading by as many as 35) and cruised to the win.
  • Crawford finished with a game-high 29 points (tied season-best) and Johnson had 20...Josh Smith had a strong all-around night with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists...Marvin Williams chipped in with 12 points and Al Horford grabbed a team-best 10 boards.
  • Led by Crawford, the Hawks bench outscored their Nets counterparts 58-28.
  • Yi Jianlian led the Nets with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Atlanta finished the night shooting 57.3% from the field and knocked down a season-high 13-22 3FGs (59.1%), while also hitting a season-best 95.2% from the charity stripe (20-21).
  • The home team also had a 27-10 in fast break points.
  • The Hawks are back in action on Friday at Philips Arena (8pm) against the Boston Celtics (ESPN and 790 The Zone).

Josh Smith



Honorable Mentions:
Jamal Crawford- 29 pts, 10-14 FGM-A

- The Hawks slammed the door shut on their four-game losing streak by holding New Jersey without a field goal for the first six minutes of the game while jumping out to a 17-3 lead. The Nets were never able to close the gap to single digits thanks to a balanced attack and hot shooting from the outside.

- All five starters played well, each one shooting 50% or better from the field.

- Josh Smith had a great all-around game, finishing with 11 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while taking in the fourth quarter from the bench with the other starters.

- Mike Bibby played what has become his typical role in these runaway victories. He shot sparingly, hit open shots and ran the offense to perfection (5 assists) in just 20 minutes of action.

- Joe and Jamal were both lights out from behind the arc, combining for eight 3-pointers on just 13 attempts.