Atlanta 113, Charlotte 90

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, December 13, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #38 Michael Smith, #58 Josh Tiven, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 13090

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 19 24 31 16 90
Atlanta 30 30 31 22 113

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 7-15 5-9 2-6 L10
Atlanta 14-6 8-3 6-3 W2

Recap


Hawks 113, Bobcats 90:
Devin Harris came off the bench to score 20 points and Atlanta sent visiting Charlotte to its 10th straight loss.

The Hawks, who have won 11 of 13, went ahead a little over a minute into the game and dominated the struggling Bobcats. Josh Smith scored 18 points while Ivan Johnson added a season-high 16 as Atlanta shot 57 percent from the field and was 14-for-29 from 3-point range. 

Gerald Henderson led the Bobcats with 17 points while Ramon Sessions scored 16. Charlotte, which hasn't won since Nov. 24, suffered its third blowout defeat during the losing streak. The Bobcats lost by 45 points to Oklahoma City on Nov. 26 and by 30 points to San Antonio last week.

Charlotte's only lead came on Jeff Taylor's 3-pointer just over a minute into the game, but Al Horford's basket gave Atlanta the lead for good. Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap, perhaps sensing what was ahead, called a timeout with 10:13 left in the first quarter. The Hawks' first four baskets were layups and they scored 30 points in the period. Atlanta shot 59.5 percent and was 9-for-16 from 3-point range in the first half.

The Hawks led 60-43 at halftime and began the second half with a 14-5 run. Atlanta has won seven straight overall against the Bobcats, including three games this season, and 11 of the last 12 meetings in Atlanta.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Charlotte hosts Orlando on Saturday and then begins a four-game trip to the West Coast. ...  Bobcats F Byron Mullens started but played only 14 minutes and scored three points. ... Atlanta G DeShawn Stevenson, who didn't play in Wednesday's win over Orlando to rest his knees, started and scored nine points in 19 minutes. ... Hawks G Kyle Korver, starting for the first time since Nov. 28, scored 13 points. Korver missed five games due to back spasms and the birth of his first child.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Atlanta
Gerald Henderson 17 Scoring Devin Harris 20
Kemba Walker 6 Assists Louis Williams 9
Bismack Biyombo 6 Rebounds Ivan Johnson 8
Gerald Henderson 5 Free Throws Made Ivan Johnson 6
Kemba Walker 3 Steals Ivan Johnson 2
Jeff Adrien 1 Blocks Al Horford 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 90 43.0 6-21 16-20 22 31 1 6 14
Atlanta 113 57.3 14-29 13-23 28 41 3 8 14

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Hawks have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .267 after a loss.