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The Atlanta Hawks Take Out the Sacramento Kings

November 17th, 2012 at 2:26 PM
By Gordon Robinson

'Atlanta Hawks' photo (c) 2009, Mike - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
Getting out of the gate early proved pivotal for the Atlanta Hawks as they took on the Sacramento Kings. The Hawks outscored the Kings by 14 points in both the first and the third quarters of the game.   Atlanta had five players in double figures in the 112-96 win over Sac-town. The Hawks are 2-2 on their four game West Coast road trip.

 Kyle Korver led the Atlanta Hawks with 22 points and seven rebounds, he had an emphatic dunk at the end of the game that brought his teammates to their feet. Lou Williams came off of the bench to drop in 21 points, four rebounds and five assists. Al Horford had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Jeff Teague scored 15 points (13 of them came in the first quarter). Josh Smith had 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists as Atlanta maintains their even record of 4-4.

Power forward Jason Thompson led the Kings with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Reserve Marcus Thornton contributed 17 points and Tyreke Evans added 14. Back up point guard Aaron Brooks scored 13 and Kings' big man DeMarcus Cousin only scored nine points but brought down 16 rebounds with seven assists.

The Sacramento Kings go to Brooklyn to face the Nets and then come back to the West Coast to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers. The loss to the Hawks brings the Kings record to 2-7.

The Atlanta Hawks have two home games coming up; the first is against the Orlando Magic and on the next one they will take on the Washington Wizards.

 

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, Jeff Teague, Josh Smith, Kyle Korver, Lou Williams, NBA, Tyreke Evans

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