-- Joe Johnson led the way with 24 points (all in the final three quarters), 7 rebounds and 5 assists ... Josh Smith had another double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds ... Jeff Teague added 13 points and Marvin Williams 12, while Zaza Pachulia grabbed 11 boards.
-- Both teams started slow offensively but Atlanta picked it up and finished the first quarter up 21-17.
-- The Hawks were hitting on all cylinders in the second, dropping in 11-16 FGs (.688), 2-2 3FGs and 6-8 FTs to push the lead to 51-42 at the break.
-- An 18-8 run to open the second half helped the Trail Blazers regain the lead at 60-59 ... The Hawks answered with a 14-0 burst to finish the stanza and take a 75-62 advantage to the final frame.
-- Portland wouldn't go away and reclaimed the lead (78-77) with 6:15 to play ... Atlanta answered the call with an 11-2 run and held on down the stretch.
-- Former Hawk Jamal Crawford led the Blazers with 22 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 11 rebounds.
-- The Hawks are back in action on Friday at Philadelphia (7pm on SportSouth HD, 680 AM and 93.7 FM).
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