Everything You Need to Know - Hawks vs. Clippers - 020310

Atlanta 103, Clippers 97 | February 3, 2010 | Philips Arena
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  • The Hawks rallied late to beat the Clippers 103-97 at Philips Arena...Atlanta trailed 84-75 with 8 minutes to play but outscored LA 30-15 to close out the game.
  • Joe Johnson scored 30-points for the second night in a row, finishing with a game-high 34...Jamal Crawford added 22 off the bench.
  • Atlanta's starting frontcourt all recorded double-doubles...Al Horford had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Josh Smith 15 and 10, and Marvin Williams 10 and 10 (his first dub-dub of the year).
  • The Hawks started slow offensively, trailing 23-17 after one quarter and by as many as 11 in the 2nd, before trimming the deficit to 46-41 at the break.
  • The Clippers pushed the lead to 13 in the 3rd quarter before Atlanta battled back again, closing the period on 12-2 run, cutting the lead to 72-69.
  • Johnson (14), Horford (10) and Crawford (8) scored 32 of Atlanta's 34 points in the final frame.
  • Crawford also recorded his 5th 4-point play of the season.
  • Johnson moved past Jason Terry into 2nd place on the Hawks career 3FG made list (now at 650).
  • Chris Kaman and Eric Gordon each scored 17 for LA, and Baron Davis added 16...Marcus Camby grabbed a game-high 20 rebounds (10 offensive).
  • The Hawks are back in action on Friday vs. Chicago (8pm ESPN and 790 The Zone).

Joe Johnson



Honorable Mentions:
Josh Smith- 16 pts, 10 reb, 6 ast, 2 blk

- 90 seconds. That is all it took. The Hawks had just given up back to back dunks and trailed by 13 points with two minutes left in the third quarter. The anxious crowd had started to turn on the home team, but it only took 90 seconds for things to change. Crawford hit a 3-pointer, Joe hit a 3-pointer, and Smoove finished a contested transition lay-up. Crawford then converted his 4-point play and the Hawks trailed by just a single point with 30 seconds left in the 3rd.

- Crawford's 4-point play was the 24th of his career, passing Reggie Miller for the NBA record.

- While the run at the end of the third quarter got the Hawks (and the crowd) back into the game the Clippers responded and extended their lead back to nine points in the fourth. The Hawks then cranked up the intensity on defense and let Joe and Jamal go to work. They allowed only four points over a five minute stretch, turning the nine-point deficit into a four-point advantage.

- Joe had 14 points in the final period while Jamal had 8.