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The Atlanta Hawks Fall Hard to the Golden State Warriors

December 16th, 2012 at 1:41 AM
By Gordon Robinson

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Just a couple of days after laying the smackdown to the Charlotte Bobcats, the Atlanta Hawks get their wings handed to them by the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors finish off their seven game road trip with a record of 6-1 after beating the Hawks 115-93. Golden State shot the ball better ( the Warriors shot almost 50 percent while Atlanta shot 36.9 percent from the floor), they gained the advantage in rebounding (54-45), had more assists (32-21) and more steals (10-6). 

Golden State started to pull away in the second quarter and never looked back. Al Horford tried to lead the Hawks in an effort to battle back, but despite his 14 second quarter points Atlanta went into the half down 62-49. The Warriors would continue to mash the gas in the third quarter extending their advantage to 27 points. The Atlanta Hawks would end the quarter on a 7-0 run to still see themselves down 68-88 going into the fourth quarter. The bench would finish out the game for the Hawks. 

Josh Smith could never seem to get it going for Atlanta with three points (1-12 from the floor), while Al Horford came in as the lead man for the Hawks with 17 points and nine rebounds. Lou Williams scored 16 for Atlanta and Ivan Johnson added 15 off the bench.

David Lee led the Warriors with 20 points and 11 rebounds. The rookie Harrison Barnes and five year vet Carl Landry both hit the stat sheet with 19 points. Steph Curry had 18 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for Golden State and former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Jarrett Jack added 13 points. 

The Atlanta Hawks will try to get this taste out of their mouth by going to D.C. and taking on the Washington Wizards.


Tags: Al Horford, Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, Carl Landry, David Lee, Harrison Barnes, Ivan Johnson, Jarrett Jack, Josh Smith, Lou Williams, NBA, Steph Curry

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