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|Atlanta Hawks Notes, Quotes 2009-11-21|
--The Hawks led by 10 late but couldn't hold off a game Houston team that was playing without its two biggest names, injured All-Stars Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. "Well, we didn't get stops when we needed to," Jamal Crawford said. "They're a scrappy team and they play hard until the very, very end. We had a couple miscues, me included. We came out with a win and that's all that matters."
--F Josh Smith was fuming over three of the fouls called against him, especially one late where he felt that Rockets F Carl Landry pushed him off on a layup attempt. But he didn't let that keep him from doing his job with the game on the line. He was more concerned with doing whatever it took to get a win.
"That's all that matters to us," he said. "It doesn't matter how many minutes I play, it just matters about that last shot. It was a big win for our team and it gave us another win."
QUOTE TO NOTE: "That last play was a big play. Big-time players make those plays. He got the ball and put it back in. It was a great play." -- Rockets F Luis Scola on Josh Smith's game-winner.
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Added: November 21, 2009