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News » 9 players hit double-figures in rout


9 players hit double-figures in rout


9 players hit double-figures in rout Every 1,338 games, something like this is bound to happen.

Wednesday night at Philips Arena, the Hawks mauled Toronto with an all-out ambush the likes of which the arena had never seen.

The Hawks won 146-115, scoring the most points in a game since the 1992-93 season, when the Hawks played in the Omni. They did it despite no player scoring more than 24 points, center Al Horford. Nine players reached double-figures for the Hawks , which hadn't happened since the 1987-88 season.

"We were simply outclassed," Toronto coach Jay Triano said. "They just destroyed us."

The 12,272 at Philips Arena were witness to something of a perfect storm. The Raptors were on a four-game losing streak, playing their fourth game in six days and second in as many nights and are a weak defensive team. The Hawks had two days' rest and were ready to wash away the residue of an embarrassing loss Sunday to Detroit and eager to return to the form that won them seven in a row.

Combined with the Hawks' comfort at Philips, a strong first quarter for the home team and one of the worst games of All-Star forward Chris Bosh's career, the Raptors had little chance.

Said Toronto guard Jarrett Jack, "The Hawks are playing great Basketball, and I don't want to take anything away from them, but I know they don't average 140 points a game."

Defense, rebounding and free-flowing passing fueled the blowout. A concerted rebounding effort limited Toronto's scoring chances and opened the Hawks' transition game. Hustle plays were in abundance. Forward Zaza Pachulia went into the stands after a loose ball. The Hawks had six blocks and five steals, evidence of their defensive intensity.

"The last few days in practice have been very intense," guard Joe Johnson said. "It definitely carried over into the game tonight."

The Hawks shared the ball in a way they hadn't since their seven-game winning streak ended against Orlando on Thanksgiving. They finished with a season-best 37 assists on their 52 baskets. Johnson led with a season-high 11 assists.

The Hawks moved well both in transition and in the half-court offense, enabling Al Horford to make 10 of 12 shots on a collection of drives to the basket, jump shots and dunks.

The Hawks reached 100 points with 3:40 left in the third quarter on a typical play for the night. Forward Joe Smith pump-faked near the free-throw line, but passed up a shot and instead hit forward Marvin Williams cutting to the lane. Williams passed up another shot and found Pachulia at the basket for a dunk.

Said coach Mike Woodson, "Guys are sacrificing the Basketball, and that's how it's got to be offensively."

Meanwhile, Bosh, the NBA's leader in double-doubles, barely managed a single-single. In foul trouble early, the former Georgia Tech star didn't score until 8:43 remained in the third quarter. He finished with two points and five rebounds.

The extended garbage time gave Woodson an opportunity to freely substitute. Five players got double-digit minutes off the bench, including rookie Jeff Teague, who clocked a season-high 22 minutes.

Hawks 146, Raptors 115

FG FT Reb

TORONTO Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Turkoglu 21:06 4-6 2-2 0-0 1 2 13

Bosh 15:49 0-2 2-4 1-5 0 3 2

Bargnani 21:43 5-9 2-4 0-0 1 3 13

Calderon 24:22 4-6 2-2 1-3 7 0 13

DeRozan 30:00 6-11 9-12 0-3 2 3 21

AJohnson 18:44 4-6 1-2 3-7 0 5 9

Jack 22:07 3-7 1-2 0-1 8 1 8

Weems 28:41 3-11 1-4 1-3 2 2 7

Nesterovic 24:34 3-7 0-0 0-3 1 5 6

Belinelli 23:29 7-13 0-0 1-2 3 0 16

Mensah-Bonsu 9:25 3-4 1-2 1-2 0 0 7

Totals 240:00 42-82 21-34 8-29 25 24 115

Percentages: FG .512, FT .618.

3-Point Goals: 10-16, .625 (Calderon 3-3, Turkoglu 3-4, Belinelli 2-4, Bargnani 1-2, Jack 1-2, Weems 0-1).

Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 9 (12 PTS).

Blocked Shots: 3 (A.Johnson, Mensah-Bonsu, Weems).

Turnovers: 9 (Jack 3, A.Johnson 2, Belinelli, Bosh, Mensah-Bonsu, Turkoglu).

Steals: 5 (Nesterovic 2, Weems 2, Calderon).

Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 9:38 first.

FG FT Reb

ATLANTA Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Williams 28:25 5-9 2-4 1-7 3 1 15

JosSmith 20:57 5-7 6-6 1-4 4 4 16

Horford 23:26 10-12 4-5 4-7 1 4 24

Bibby 22:09 4-4 0-1 0-0 5 2 12

JJohnson 26:05 5-11 2-2 0-6 11 1 12

Crawford 32:07 5-10 4-4 0-2 2 0 16

Pachulia 17:47 4-7 3-7 5-8 0 4 11

Teague 22:44 3-8 6-6 0-3 4 1 13

J Smith 18:09 5-7 2-2 2-5 2 2 12

MEvans 14:00 4-7 0-0 0-2 3 0 9

Morris 7:24 2-4 2-2 1-5 0 3 6

Collins 6:47 0-2 0-0 1-2 2 4 0

Totals 240:00 52-88 31-39 15-51 37 26 146

Percentages: FG .591, FT .795.

3-Point Goals: 11-21, .524 (Bibby 4-4, Williams 3-5, Crawford 2-5, Teague 1-2, M.Evans 1-3, J.Johnson 0-2).

Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 9 (8 PTS).

Blocked Shots: 6 (Jos.Smith 4, Morris, J. Smith).

Turnovers: 9 (Crawford 2, J. Smith 2, Collins, J.Johnson, Morris, Jos.Smith, Teague).

Steals: 5 (Bibby, M.Evans, J.Johnson, Pachulia, Teague).

Technical Fouls: None.

Toronto 26 28 30 31 --- 115

Atlanta 33 42 39 32 --- 146

A --- 12,272 (18,729). T --- 2:22.

Officials --- Bennett Salvatore, Jason Phillips, Eli Roe.

Next for Hawks

Who: vs. Knicks

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

TV; radio: SPSO; 790


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