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The Atlanta Hawks Go on a Winning Spree Over Thanksgiving Break

November 25th, 2012 at 11:38 PM
By Gordon Robinson

'Hawks v Bucks 22' photo (c) 2010, Hector Alejandro - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Over the Thanksgiving holidays I was away at a small town in Georgia, it felt like I went back in time and while I was away the Atlanta Hawks kept on winning. Over the past week the Hawks have gone 3-0 (after previously winning two games in a row) as they have faced the Washington Wizards, the Charlotte Bobcats and the Los Angeles Clippers. 

First up were the Washington Wizards, they had not won a game before coming to Atlanta and they almost escaped 'The Highlight Factory' with their first "W". The game went into overtime and it took Kyle Korver to drain a three pointer at the last second to win the game. Even with the final shot by Korver the game was still up for grabs. With 1.9 seconds left on the clock Washington power forward Kevin Seraphin took a hook shot, missed and Martell Webster grabbed the board and scored on a put back as the buzzer sounded seemingly giving the Wizards the win. After review, the shot was called off and the Atlanta Hawks skated off with their sixth win of the season. The final score was Atlanta over Washington 101-100.

The Atlanta Hawks next traveled to Charlotte to take on a Bobcats team that has shown a lot of promise lately. Al Horford took control of the game as he excelled in the pick and roll game scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. While Atlanta seemed in charge most of the game, the Bobcats got within six points in the fourth quarter to make the game interesting. In fashion for the rest of the game, Horford took the lead and scored the final four points for the Hawks giving them a 101-91 victory.

It took an entire team effort to get a win over the Los Angeles Clippers. While Chris Paul and Blake Griffin did their best to come into Atlanta and snatch a victory, the Hawks handed them their third loss in a row. For the Hawks, Jeff Teague scored 19 points with 11 assists. Zaza Pachulia also scored 19, but he grabbed 12 boards to go with them. Lou Williams came off the bench to score 18 points and Josh Smith added 17 as the Hawks went on to win 104-93. 

The Atlanta Hawks have two games remaining in the month of November, first they host the Charlotte Bobcats and the Cleveland Cavaliers come into town.

 

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, Jeff Teague, Josh Smith, Kyle Korver, NBA, Zaza Pachulia

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