Atlanta 106, New Jersey 101

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 9, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Officials - #34 Marc Davis, #60 David Guthrie, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 12259

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 31 25 24 26 106
New Jersey 18 27 26 30 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 7-3 3-1 4-2 W3
New Jersey 2-8 0-4 2-4 L2

Recap


Josh Smith scored 26 points and the visiting Atlanta Hawks defeated the New Jersey Nets for the third time this season, 106-101 on Monday.
 
Joe Johnson added 22 points while Jeff Teague had 20 for Atlanta (7-3), which has won four straight and five of six against New Jersey, and prevailed despite getting only 10 points from its bench.

Anthony Morrow scored 20 points, rookie MarShon Brooks added 19 with a team-high 10 rebounds, and Deron Williams added 15 points and 14 assists for the Nets (2-8).

New Jersey's Johan Petro hit the first basket of the game for the Nets' only lead. The Hawks raced to a 27-11 advantage late in the first quarter and maintained a double-figure lead for most of the game.

New Jersey cut the lead to five in the fourth quarter, but two baskets by Johnson, a layup by Smith and Vladimir Radmanovic's 3-pointer pushed the lead to 98-85 with 3:36 remaining.
 
The Nets, who have lost eight of nine and are winless in four games at home, cut the lead to 104-101 with 4.3 seconds left, but Johnson's two free throws sealed the win.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   New Jersey
Josh Smith 26 Scoring Anthony Morrow 20
Joe Johnson 6 Assists Deron Williams 14
Al Horford 9 Rebounds MarShon Brooks 10
Josh Smith 6 Free Throws Made Kris Humphries 5
Josh Smith 3 Steals Jordan Farmar 2
Al Horford 1 Blocks Kris Humphries 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 106 53.8 9-21 13-19 26 33 2 8 10
New Jersey 101 46.8 11-22 18-21 24 40 3 5 16

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Nets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Indiana . The Hawks have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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