Detroit 119, Atlanta 126

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #34 Kevin Cutler, #30 John Goble, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 15182

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Detroit 13 32 17 39 18 119
Atlanta 28 22 31 20 25 126

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 9-22 6-8 3-14 L1
Atlanta 17-9 10-5 7-4 W2

Recap

Hawks 126, Pistons 119 (2OT): Josh Smith scored a season-high 31 points to go with 10 rebounds and six assists and Al Horford added 22 points and 10 boards as host Atlanta won despite squandering a 22-point lead in the fourth quarter. 

Lou Williams contributed 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and Anthony Morrow added 16 points off the bench for the Hawks, who have won two straight.

Will Bynum scored 31 points off the bench - one shy of a career high - to lead six players in double figures for the Pistons, who were denied their first three-game winning streak of the season. Fellow reserves Rodney Stuckey (16 points, 11 assists) and Andre Drummond (16 points, 12 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles. 

Jeff Teague scored seven straight points in the second overtime, putting the Hawks up 113-112 with a 3-pointer and adding a pair of free throws and a driving layup to add to the cushion. Teague finished with 17 points and 11 assists. 

After trailing 84-62 a little more than a minute into the fourth quarter, Detroit reeled off a 10-0 run to get it back within 10 and took a 101-100 lead on reserve forward Austin Daye's 3-pointer with four seconds left. Horford had two free throws for the win with one second left, but he missed the second to force overtime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Atlanta has won six of the past seven meetings with Detroit. … Both teams had a chance to win it at the end of the first overtime, but Bynum missed on a drive to the basket and Smith missed a jumper at the buzzer. … Detroit has not won three straight since March 31-April 5. 

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Atlanta
Will Bynum 31 Scoring Josh Smith 31
Rodney Stuckey 11 Assists Jeff Teague 11
Andre Drummond 12 Rebounds Al Horford 10
Andre Drummond 2 Free Throws Made Jeff Teague 8
Andre Drummond 2 Steals Zaza Pachulia 2
Charlie Villanueva 2 Blocks Josh Smith 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 119 44.0 14-27 9-15 21 62 5 5 18
Atlanta 126 46.9 11-33 23-31 35 47 6 11 10

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Hawks have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Miami. The Pistons have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .333 after a loss.