Everything You Need to Know - Hawks vs. Warriors - 030510

Atlanta 127, Golden State 122 | March 5, 2010 | Philips Arena
  • The Hawks knocked off Golden State 127-122 at Philips Arena on Friday, behind season-high scoring efforts from Josh Smith and Mike Bibby.
  • Smith ended the night with 29 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 stls and 3 blocks...Bibby knocked down a season-best 7 3FGs on his way to 23 points and 5 assists.
  • Al Horford had a big night with 27 points and game-high 15 boards, and Marvin Williams continued his hot play with 12 points and 14 rebounds (career-high 9 offensive).
  • Joe Johnson went over the 12,000 career point mark, finishing with 10 points and team-best 8 assists...Jamal Crawford added 14 points off the bench.
  • The score was knotted at 35 after the first as both teams started offensively...Atlanta hit 51.9% for the quarter while the Warriors connected on 52.2%...Golden State went up 9 in the 2nd but the Hawks rallied to tie things at 63 at the break.
  • The Hawks led by as many as 11 in the 4th before Golden State mounted a come back, trimming the lead to 1 with under a minute to play...Atlanta went 8-8 from the foul line down the stretch to seal the win.
  • Atlanta finished the night shooting 53.0% from the field, and hitting 9-18 3FGs and 30-40 FTs...The Warriors 50.0% from the floor, 11-26 from distance and 15-31 from the stripe.
  • The Hawks took care of business in the paint against the undersized Warriors outscoring the visitors 52-38 and winning the battle of the boards 47-39.
  • Rookie Stephen Curry tallied 31 points and 11 assists for Golden State...Georgia Tech alum Anthony Morrow had 21 points, and C.J. Watson and Anthony Tolliver each had 20.
  • The Hawks are back in action tomorrow night at Miami (7:30pm) on FSSO HD and 790 The Zone.

Mike Bibby



Honorable Mentions:
Al Horford - 27 pts, 15 reb
Josh Smith - 29 pts, 9 reb, 3 blk, 3 stl
Marvin Williams - 12 pts, 14 reb

- On weaker teams, or teams that lack the depth of this year's Hawks, it might raise a red flag when the top-two scorers combine to shoot 8-of-27 from the field for a total of 24 points. Tonight the "supporting cast" showed just how good they can be with Smith, Horford and Bibby leading the charge.

- Bibby hit his first five shots, including four 3-pointers. Even the two shots he missed hit both sides of the rim and were close to going down.

- Josh Smith seems to have picked up in March right where he left off in February. Smith is the tallest player in the top-15 in steals and the shortest player in the top-15 in blocks this season. He had three of each tonight.

- Tonight might have been the most dominant Al Horford has looked all season when making moves with his back to the basket. He worked hard for a majority of his points tonight.

- Smith, Horford and Marving Williams continue to dominate the boards. All three are averaging a double-double over the last three games.