Detroit 85, Atlanta 94

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #13 Monty McCutchen, #50 Olandis Poole, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 13003

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 22 26 18 19 85
Atlanta 24 20 26 24 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 0-5 0-2 0-3 L5
Atlanta 5-0 2-0 3-0 W5

Recap

Josh Smith had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Al Horford added 18 and eight as the Atlanta Hawks remained undefeated by rallying for a 94-85 victory over the winless Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.

Joe Johnson was just 5-of-15 from the floor but finished with 14 points and eight assists and Zaza Pachulia chipped in 12 points off the bench for the Hawks (5-0). Ben Gordon scored 22 points and Tayshaun Prince added 17 for the Pistons (0-5), who are off to their worst start in 30 years.

Detroit looked like it was finally taking control of a back-and-forth contest when it opened an 81-76 lead on Tayshaun Prince’s 3-pointer with 6:13 left. But Atlanta came right back, getting six points from Horford and closing the game with an 18-4 run.

The Pistons led, 48-44, at the half thanks to 14 points from the bench in the second quarter. The Hawks bounced back in the third, getting four points from Marvin Williams in a 10-3 run to jump back on top, 65-61, with just over two minutes left.

But Detroit did not back down, ripping off a 10-2 burst to start the final period. The Hawks tied it again at 76-76 with 8:15 remaining before the Pistons jumped out with five straight points.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Atlanta
Ben Gordon 22 Scoring Josh Smith 22
Ben Gordon 4 Assists Joe Johnson 8
Greg Monroe 8 Rebounds Josh Smith 11
Ben Gordon 4 Free Throws Made Josh Smith 5
Tracy McGrady 3 Steals Zaza Pachulia 1
Ben Gordon 1 Blocks Josh Smith 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 85 40.0 3-17 10-15 21 38 2 7 8
Atlanta 94 53.7 3-14 19-23 25 35 3 3 14

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Hawks have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Pistons have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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