Everything You Need to Know - Hawks vs. 76ers - 030310

Atlanta 112, Philadelphia 93 | March 3, 2010 | Philips Arena
  • The Hawks won their third game in a row and second straight at Philips Arena with a 112-93 decision over Philadelphia...At 39-21 Atlanta is 18 games over .500 for the first time since finishing the 1997-98 season 50-32.
  • Marvin Williams led the way with 21 points and 8 rebounds ... Jamal Crawford went for 20 off the bench...Joe Johnson scored 18...Al Horford had 12 to go with 8 boards and Mike Bibby added 11 points (3-4 3FGs)...Josh Smith tied for team-high honors with 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • The Hawks started hot, shooting 56.5% in the 1st quarter and holding a 32-22 lead...Atlanta held the 10-point advantage at halftime, leading 61-51.
  • Both teams shot well in the first 24 minutes...Atlanta hit 24-44 from the field (54.5%), while the 76ers made 19-36 (52.8%).
  • The Hawks turned up the defense in the 3rd, holding Philly to 17 points (while scoring 26)...The Sixers could get no closer than 11 the rest of the night.
  • Atlanta area native Lou Williams led all scorers with 30 points ... Willie Green had 17, Samuel Dalembert had 10 points and 10 boards.
  • Atlanta dominated down low, outscoring Philly 56-38 in the paint and 15-6 on second chance points...The Hawks also won the battle of the boards 47-32, including a 13-6 advantage on the offensive glass.
  • The Hawks are back in action on Friday at Philips Arena (7:30pm) against the Golden State Warriors (SPSO HD and 790 The Zone).

Marvin Williams



Honorable Mention:
Hawks Bench - 43 points, 18 rebounds

- The Hawks seemed to like the strategy used in Monday's win in Chicago because similar themes quickly developed on Wednesday. Marvin Williams reached double figures just five minutes into the second quarter and the Hawks dominated the boards as a team all night long.

- Marvin's 21 points were his second-highest total of the season. Before Monday night's 18-point performance Williams had reached double figures in just one of the previous seven contests. He has also been more active on the boards, grabbing eight or more in each of the last three games.

- Marvin is not the only one working hard on the boards as the Hawks dominated the glass for the second straight game, finishing with a 47-32 advantage. Coach Woodson has mentioned that he knows that Horford and Smoove will do their work on the boards, but it is when everyone else gets involved that they create an advantage. Wednesday was a great example as Marvin grabbed eight and the bench added 18 boards.

- Looking at the records of the teams on the upcoming schedule Hawks fans might worry the team would overlook their opponents. However, each of the next three games (Golden State, Miami and New York) are against teams that the Hawks own a losing record against this season. There should be no lack of motivation in any of the contests.