Phoenix 105, Atlanta 97

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #63 Derek Richardson, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 18254

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 31 16 24 26 97
Phoenix 33 28 19 25 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 34-23 17-9 17-14 L3
Phoenix 28-27 17-13 11-14 W1

Recap

Channing Frye scored 20 points and Steve Nash added 13 and 10 assists as the Phoenix Suns held off the visiting Atlanta Hawks, 105-97, on Wednesday.

Jared Dudley chipped in 17 points and Marcin Gortat collected 13 and 12 rebounds for the Suns, who moved back above .500 at 28-27 as they head out on a six-game road trip.

It looked like Phoenix would run away with the game when it took a 61-47 lead into the break. But the Hawks chipped away in the third quarter, getting it down to 80-71 heading into the final 12 minutes and pulling even at 92-92 when Joe Johnson knocked down a 3-pointer with five minutes left.

Nash responded with a jumper that kicked off an 8-0 spurt over the next four minutes. He added a pair of free throws in the final 24 seconds to seal it for the Suns.

Josh Smith scored 26 points, Jamal Crawford added 19 and Al Horford 17 for Atlanta, which has lost three in a row.

After the game, the Hawks announced they had acquired guard Kirk Hinrich and center-forward Hilton Armstrong from the Washington Wizards for guards Mike Bibby, Maurice Evans and Jordan Crawford and a draft pick.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Phoenix
Josh Smith 26 Scoring Channing Frye 20
Al Horford 4 Assists Steve Nash 10
Al Horford 9 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 12
Josh Smith 5 Free Throws Made Marcin Gortat 3
Jamal Crawford 2 Steals Jared Dudley 2
Josh Smith 1 Blocks Channing Frye 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 97 48.1 7-14 12-15 18 35 2 8 12
Phoenix 105 52.6 13-26 12-16 25 36 2 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Suns have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .536 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Hawks have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .609 after a loss.
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