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GAME 10: HAWKS 106, NETS 101

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January 9, 2012

Smith scores season-high 26 as Hawks beat Nets
NEWARK, N.J.Josh Smith scored a season-high 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks shot nearly 54 percent from the field in beating the Nets for the third time this season, 106-101 on Monday night.

Joe Johnson added 22, Jeff Teague had 20 and Al Horford had 14 points and nine rebounds as the Hawks led for all but a few seconds in winning their third straight game overall.

Anthony Morrow had 20 points and rookie MarShon Brooks 19. Deron Williams added 15 points and 14 assists.


For more, read Tom Canavan's AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.


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NETS-HAWKS NOTEBOOK
ROOKIE WATCH: Along with a first career double-double, MarShon Brooks got hot in the third quarter, nailing two 3-pointers and a layup to keep the Nets within striking distance at the end of the third quarter.

INSIDE THE ARENA: John Connor of the New York Jets sat courtside...and a Derrick Coleman early '90s montage played on the Jumbotron in the second quarter.

For more, read Jake Appleman's NBA.com notebook: Click Here


NETS NOTES F Shawne Williams scored a season-high 11 points, shooting 3-of-6 from behind the arc...The NETS shot a season-high .500 (11-22) from three-point range, scoring more than 100 points for the first time this season...Their bench outscored the Hawks', 26-10.


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LINE OF THE NIGHT
ONCOURT

Anthony Morrow
33MIN
20 PTS, 4 REB
6-11 FGs, 4-6 3Ps
OFFCOURT

Avery Johnson
On Deron Williams' season-high 14 assists:

"Deron quarterbacked the team tonight and really made some nice passes. This could've been a 20-assist night for him, we just missed some layups, probably four point-blank layups in the first half."



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