Atlanta 97, Oklahoma City 90

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 3, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #71 Rodney Mott, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 18087

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 24 23 28 15 90
Atlanta 27 26 23 21 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 29-8 15-1 14-7 L1
Atlanta 22-15 12-6 10-9 W2

Recap


HAWKS 97, THUNDER 90: Josh Smith had his second straight double-double with 30 points and 12 rebounds as host Atlanta snapped Oklahoma City's seven-game winning streak.

Smith scored 13 points in the fourth quarter, including the final eight to help the Hawks halt a four-game skid against the Thunder.

Kevin Durant scored 35 points and Russell Westbrook added 25 for Oklahoma City, which was denied in its bid to join Chicago as the only teams with 30 wins.

Jeff Teague scored 16 points as Atlanta put four players in double figures one night after its bench accounted for 32 of 34 fourth-quarter points in a comeback win over Milwaukee.

The Hawks led throughout, but the Thunder used an 11-2 run to go ahead 71-70 - their first lead since 2-0 - before Vladimir Radmanovic and Jannero Pargo buried 3-pointers to give the Hawks a 76-75 edge entering the fourth.

Atlanta used an 8-0 spurt to break away from a 79-79 tie, but Durant's 3-pointer pulled the Thunder within 89-88 with 2:18 remaining.

Smith answered with a 3-pointer 18 seconds later and scored five points in the final 96 seconds to put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Westbrook, who sprained his left ankle in Thursday's game and was listed as day-to-day, has appeared in all 283 games in 3 1/2 seasons. ... Hawks leading scorer Joe Johnson missed his second straight game with a sore knee. Backup Willie Green (back) also sat out his second straight.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Atlanta
Kevin Durant 35 Scoring Josh Smith 30
Russell Westbrook 4 Assists Jerry Stackhouse 5
Kevin Durant 8 Rebounds Zaza Pachulia 14
Kevin Durant 14 Free Throws Made Josh Smith 9
Kevin Durant 3 Steals Jeff Teague 3
Cole Aldrich 3 Blocks Josh Smith 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 90 41.1 6-23 24-29 11 40 10 7 21
Atlanta 97 43.5 8-17 15-22 21 41 2 9 14

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Hawks have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Thunder have a W/L % of .767 after a win and .857 after a loss.
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