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RECAP: Hawks 109, Pacers 100

Bo Churney —  December 30, 2012


IND(17-13) 100 – 109 (19-9) ATL

Key Performers:

L. Williams (ATL): 21 pts, 3 reb, 12 asts
D. West (IND): 29 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast

With Josh Smith, Devin Harris, and Anthony Morrow all out nursing injuries, the Hawks used a great team effort to take down the Pacers, who were right behind them in the Eastern Conference standings. Despite 16 turnovers, Atlanta was able to control the pace of the game, and took Roy Hibbert completely out of everything. The Hawks are now one game out of first place in the East, and are on a four game winning streak.

Reaction Grades: [assessed 0-10]

Al Horford: Al’s shooting form looked much improved tonight (he said so himself in postgame), which allowed him to score 20 points on just 13 shots. He also had some great passes to Zaza, and did not turn the ball over once. He really didn’t allow David West to get much room when he was shooting, but it’s hard to stop a guy when he’s hitting step-back three pointers. 8/10

Lou Williams: Lou had eight assists in just the 1st quarter, which was already one off of his career high. He wasn’t doing anything flashy, but guys were just making shots after he created some small holes in the defense. He hit some timely threes (which prompted some “YOLO!” shots, of course), and for the most part, his perimeter shots were falling at a good rate. He couldn’t really finish around the rim in this one, but 21 and 12 on 17 shots is still a strong game. 9/10

Kyle Korver: Indy tried attacking Korver in the post early, and it was working, but Korver did start to step it up a bit later in the game. Along with his usual great help defense, he actually started to show so good one-on-one work, as he was able to keep guys out of the paint. Like Lou, he also hit some timely threes, which is extremely pivotal for a game that was a single-digit margin for the majority of the time. 7/10

Jeff Teague: The box score says he played for the first three quarters, but he really didn’t do much in those. He did have some problems when the Pacers hedged and doubled hard off of PnRs, resulting in some ATL turnovers, but he was able to shake it off and truly deliver down the stretch of the game to keep the lead out of Indy’s reach 7/10 Continue Reading…