Everything You Need to Know - Hawks vs. Raptors - April 9, 2010


Atlanta 107, Toronto 101 | April 9, 2010 | Philips Arena
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  • The Hawks took down the Raptors 107-101 before a sellout crowd of 19,382 at Philips Arena...The win was Atlanta's 50th of the season, the first time the club has reached that mark since 1997-98 (50-32).
  • Jamal Crawford led all scorers with 25...Josh Smith (17 points\10 rebounds) and Al Horford (12 points\15 boards) each had a double-double...Joe Johnson tallied 18 points and 7 assists, and Mike Bibby added 10 points.
  • Atlanta started slowly, trailing 25-14 after one quarter...The Hawks made 2-16 from the floor to start the game and hit only 4-21 for the quarter (19.0%)...The Raptors shot 55.0% and finished the stanza on a 25-10 run.
  • Led by Crawford, the Hawks came roaring back in the 2nd, outscoring the Raptors 45-22...It was Atlanta's highest scoring quarter of the season...Crawford scored 15 of his 19 1st half points in the 2nd quarter.
  • The Hawks pushed the lead to as many as 20 points in the 2nd half before Toronto mounted a comeback...Atlanta hit their free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.
  • Amir Johnson led Toronto with 18 points and 13 rebounds...Sonny Weems also put in 18, and Jose Calderon had 10 points and 10 assists.
  • Crawford notched his eighth 4-point play of the year in the 2nd quarter, bringing his NBA career record total to 27.
  • Atlanta knocked down 27-30 from the charity stripe while the Raptors went 13-20.
  • Coupled with Boston's loss to Washington, the Hawks have moved back into the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Hawks are back in action on Saturday at Washington (7pm) on FSSO HD and 790 The Zone.

Josh Smith

MIN
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
38:34
7-17
0-0
3-3

AST
REB
BLK
PTS
4
10
4
17

Honorable Mentions:
Jamal Crawford - 25 pts, 27th 4-pt play
Al Horford - 12 pts, 15 reb

- After all the close games the Hawks have had recently you wouldn't have questioned an Atlanta fans loyalty if he was worried tonight's game was headed that direction when Toronto cut the lead from 16 down to six in the fourth quarter. The Hawks responded with a 15-1 run that pushed the lead back to 20 points and proceeded to coast their way to the win.

- Jamal Crawford poured in 15 of his 25 points in the second period as the Hawks outscored the Raptors 45-22 to take control of the game.

- Going into tonight, Al Horford needed to average 14.5 rebounds in the last four games to finish the season averaging a double-double. Al promtly pulled down 15 boards and is on pace.

- The win, coupled with the Celtics loss, moves Atlanta back in the third position in the East.