GAME NOTES
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- The Hawks dropped their third straight game at Philips Arena, falling to Phoenix 99-90 on Monday.

-- Josh Smith scored 18 points, Joe Johnson 17 and Willie Green 14 to lead Atlanta ... Steve Nash had 24 points and 11 assists for the Suns.

-- Atlanta was on top 23-22 late in the first quarter but Phoenix scored the final five points for a 27-23 lead.

-- Phoenix pushed the advantage 16 in the second quarter before the Hawks came back, cutting it to 52-48, but Steve Nash's three-pointer at the horn made it 55-48 at the break.

-- The Suns shot .579 from the field in the first 24 minutes, including 5-8 from downtown, while Atlanta hit .395 and 1-7 from distance.

-- The Hawks closed within two in the third but Phoenix finished the quarter on a 19-4 run, making it 84-64 heading to the final frame.

-- Trailing by 22 early in the fourth, the Hawks bench made a spirited rally to get to it down to 9 with 3:20 to play, but could get no closer.

-- Phoenix finished the game shooting .519 from the floor (11-24 3FGs) and won the battle of the boards 45-35 ... Atlanta shot .393 (6-24 3FGs).

-- The Hawks are back in action on Wednesday vs. Indiana at Philips Arena (7:30pm on SportSouth HD, 680 AM and 93.7 FM).