Atlanta 111, Charlotte 81

Date - Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #7 Kevin Fehr, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 10597

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 21 26 19 15 81
Atlanta 25 32 28 26 111

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 0-0 0-0 0-0 L5
Atlanta 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1


Josh Smith scored 30 points and had 13 rebounds to lead the injury-riddled Atlanta Hawks to a 111-81 win over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday night.

The victory for Atlanta (8-4) was overshadowed by the news that center Al Horford could miss the remainder of the reason with a torn pectoral muscle. He was injured in Wednesday's game against Indiana and is expected to be sidelined three to four months, but could return for the playoffs.

The Hawks also played without starting forward Marvin Williams (sprained ankle) and top reserve Tracy McGrady (back spasms).

Atlanta didn't have to be at full strength to send Charlotte (2-9) to its fifth straight loss. The Hawks never trailed and led the remainder of the game after breaking a 19-19 tie late in the first quarter.

Joe Johnson scored 23 points while Zaza Pachulia, starting in place of Horford, had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Center Byron Mullens, making his first career start, led the Bobcats with 21 points.

Leading 38-37 late in the second quarter, Atlanta finished the first half on a 19-10 run to take a 57-47 lead into the locker room.

The Hawks led by 19 points early in the fourth quarter before Charlotte cut the lead to 87-77. Atlanta scored the next 11 points to put the game away.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Atlanta
Byron Mullens 21 Scoring Josh Smith 30
D.J. Augustin 8 Assists Joe Johnson 8
Boris Diaw 6 Rebounds Josh Smith 13
Byron Mullens 5 Free Throws Made Joe Johnson 7
D.J. Augustin 2 Steals Willie Green 3
Tyrus Thomas 3 Blocks Ivan Johnson 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 81 42.3 1-8 14-16 21 30 6 3 12
Atlanta 111 46.7 6-19 21-28 29 55 4 8 9

Upcoming Games

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