Atlanta 101, Charlotte 91

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 23, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #33 Sean Corbin, #36 David Jones, #68 Marat Kogut
Attendance - 17868

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 30 27 23 21 101
Charlotte 23 28 23 17 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 7-4 3-2 4-2 W4
Charlotte 6-5 5-3 1-2 L1

Recap


Hawks 101, Bobcats 91: Al Horford had a team-high 26 points on 13-of-17 shooting from the floor as visiting Atlanta prevented Charlotte from matching last season's win total.

Horford also had 13 rebounds and Kyle Korver drilled four 3-pointers to finish with 16 points for the Hawks, who have won four in a row.

Ramon Sessions continued his stellar play off the bench with a team-high 22 points for the Bobcats (6-5), who fell for just the second time in seven outings. Charlotte mustered just seven wins during all of last season.

DeShawn Stevenson's 3-pointer gave Atlanta a seemingly comfortable 97-83 lead with 3:05 remaining before Charlotte scored eight unanswered points to make it a two-possession game.

Horford thwarted the comeback bid after accepting a brilliant feed from Josh Smith for a dunk. The big man then capped the scoring with an 18-foot jumper.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Charlotte's Jeff Taylor had 16 points to set a career high for the third straight game. He had 10 versus Milwaukee on Monday and 11 against Toronto two nights later . ... Atlanta won all four of its meetings with Charlotte last season. ... The Hawks entered Friday's action leading the NBA in forced turnovers. Charlotte committed 15 against Atlanta.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Charlotte
Al Horford 26 Scoring Ramon Sessions 22
Jeff Teague 12 Assists Kemba Walker 9
Al Horford 13 Rebounds Byron Mullens 8
Zaza Pachulia 3 Free Throws Made Ramon Sessions 8
Josh Smith 2 Steals Byron Mullens 6
Devin Harris 3 Blocks Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 101 53.8 11-22 6-14 29 41 15 6 22
Charlotte 91 37.3 8-22 21-26 17 36 9 16 15

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Hawks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .600 after a loss.