Everything You Need to Know - Hawks vs. Wizards - January 13, 2010

Atlanta 94, Washington 82 | January 13, 2010 | Philips Arena
  • Atlanta knocked off division rival Washington, 94-82, at Philips Arena on Wednesday...It was Atlanta's second straight win and third-in-a-row at home.
  • Both teams had a rough start offensively, with the Hawks holding a 17-13 lead after 12 minutes (opponent season-low for 1st quarter scoring)...Atlanta opened the second quarter with a 23-5 run to take a 40-18 lead, before settling for a 45-33 advantage at the break (opponent season-low for scoring in a half).
  • Washington trimmed the lead to 2 early in the fourth but back-to-back 3's by Jamal Crawford and Joe Johnson ended the surge.
  • Johnson led the way with 24 points and Crawford tallied 22 off the bench...Josh Smith had a double-double with 10 points and team-high 11 boards, and tied a season-best with 8 assists...Marvin Williams finished with 16 points, 8 rebounds and career-high-tying 4 blocks...Al Horford added 10 rebounds.
  • Led by Crawford, Atlanta's bench outscored their Washington counterparts 35-9.
  • Antawn Jamison led the Wizards with 25 points and 19 rebounds...Caron Butler (15 points\11 rebounds) and Brendan Haywood (13\10) both had double-doubles...Randy Foye chipped in with 18 points and 8 assists.
  • Atlanta was without the services of Zaza Pachulia (flu-like symptoms) and Maurice Evans (personal reasons)...Mario West made his season debut in Hawks uniform after signing a 10-day contract on 1\12, finishing with 5 points and 5 rebounds.
  • The Hawks are back in action on Friday at Philips Arena vs. Phoenix (SPSO HD, ESPN and 790 The Zone).

Al Horford



Honorable Mentions:
Josh Smith- 10 pts, 11 rebounds, 8 assists

- The Hawks held off a fiesty Washington team on Wednesday night. Atlanta went on a 22-4 run to establish a 22-point lead in the second quarter and also had runs of 7-0 and 8-0, but the Wizards kept coming back. They wouldn't go away, but never had the lead. Washington hit the first basket of the fourth quarter to cut the Hawks lead to two points, but that was as close as they would get as fourth quarter monsters, Johnson and Crawford, countered with back-to-back 3-pointers.

- Mario West made his return to the Highlight Factory after signing a 10-day contract Tuesday afternoon. Fans that had become accustomed to seeing "Super Mario" or "Mr. Energy" flying through the air were not disappointed. With the Hawks missing Zaza and Mo, Coach Woodson called on West early and he made the most of his 12 minutes of action, finishing with five points and five rebounds.

- With the trap game against the Southeast Division opponent behind them the Hawks turn their attention to Friday night when they host the Phoenix Suns. Tickets are still available to see what promises to be a high-scoring, high-energy match-up. Deitrick Haddon will also be performing a free post-game concert - VIDEO.