Atlanta 98, New Jersey 87

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 26, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #26 Bob Delaney, #42 Eric Lewis, # James Williams
Attendance - 17093

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Jersey 15 16 30 26 87
Atlanta 32 25 25 16 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 23-49 18-18 5-31 L2
Atlanta 41-32 22-15 19-17 W1

Recap


Al Horford had 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks built a big, early lead and coasted to a 98-87 win over the visiting New Jersey Nets on Saturday night.

Josh Smith added 22 points and Jamal Crawford 18 for Atlanta (41-32), which took command at the outset with a 19-0 run in snapping a two-game losing streak.

Hawks guard Joe Johnson scored 12 points before suffering a sprained right thumb in the opening minutes of the third quarter.

Anthony Morrow had 25 points for the Nets (23-49), who lost for the sixth time in seven games and were playing their fifth straight game without injured point guard Deron Williams.

New Jersey whittled a 30-point, third-quarter deficit to 10 with five minutes to play but was unable to get any closer.

The Hawks spotted the Nets a 2-0 lead and responded with 19 consecutive points, including eight by Smith, en route to a 32-15 lead after one quarter and 57-31 cushion at the half.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Atlanta
Anthony Morrow 25 Scoring Al Horford 23
Jordan Farmar 8 Assists Jamal Crawford 6
Johan Petro 8 Rebounds Al Horford 12
Anthony Morrow 3 Free Throws Made Josh Smith 6
Ben Uzoh 2 Steals Zaza Pachulia 2
Kris Humphries 1 Blocks Al Horford 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 87 48.1 3-13 8-9 25 32 3 5 13
Atlanta 98 50.0 4-18 16-22 23 40 3 9 12

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Hawks have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .576 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Houston. The Nets have a W/L % of .391 after a win and .286 after a loss.
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