Everything You Need to Know - Hawks vs. Nets - December 13, 2009


Atlanta 130, New Jersey 107 | December 13, 2009 | Philips Arena
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  • Winners of four straight, and their 10th in 12 home games, the Atlanta Hawks thumped the visiting New Jersey Nets Sunday, 130-107.
  • Seven players scored in double figures -- all five starters -- as Atlanta is now back in first place in the Southeast Division at 17-6. The Nets fall to 2-22.
  • Maurice Evans and Joe Johnson had 22 and 21 respectively, and for Evans, it was a season high.
  • Evans picked up where he left off at Toronto two nights before, by knocking down 12 first quarter points in an opening period shootout as Atlanta led 31-29.
  • The Hawks increased their margin by 10 in the second, taking a 62-50 lead in the locker room at intermission. Bibby had seven in the period to lead Atlanta, while Crawford added six.
  • Following another third quarter explosion, Coach Mike Woodson pulled the starters for the third straight game for the final 12 minutes. In addition, the Hawks were without the services of forward Marvin Williams, who missed the game with an upset stomach.
  • The Hawks will take a few days off before returning to action Wednesday against Memphis (7 pm, 790 AM, FSSO).

Maurice Evans

MIN
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
34:03
8-13
4-4
2-2

AST
REB
STL
PTS
2
9
1
22

Honorable Mention
Joe Johnson - 21 points, 10 assists

- For the third straight game the Hawks did what elite teams do. They beat a team that has been struggling, and did it convincingly. Trailing by two midway through the second quarter, Atlanta closed out the half on a 19-5 run that put them in control for good.

- Marvin Williams was under the weather, so the Hawks were forced to use a different starting line up for the first time this season. Mo Evans made his presence known immediately, scoring 12 points in the first quarter on his way to a season-high 22 points and nine rebounds. CLICK HERE to check out the latest post From the Highlight Factory for more on Mo.

- Jeff Teague turned in another solid performance and looks like he has found his rythym on this team. His steal and dunk in the third quarter brought the crowd to its feat as he showed off his explosiveness.

- Atlanta shot a blistering 70% in the third period while tying a season-high for points in a quarter with 39. They finished at 53.3% for the game, and 65% (11-of-17) from behind the arc.