Atlanta Hawks The Losing Strea...
Hawks 108, Kings 97...
Kings-Hawks, Box...
MVP? It's debatable between Ko...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-20...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-20...
Stern turns down Hawks' protes...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-19...
Presented By: 2010-01-19...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-19...
Gdzie bezpieczenie pozyczy??...
Po?yczanie tylko z g?ow?...
Og?oszenia kredytowe - Og?osze...
Dg?oszenia po?yczki prywatne p...
W jakim czasie najkorzystnie...
April 2017
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
 
 
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » Hawks 110, Raptors 92


Hawks 110, Raptors 92


Hawks 110, Raptors 92
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks may be for real. Just ask Joe Johnson.

Mike Bibby scored all of his 19 points in the first half, making four 3-pointers during an 18-4 run that broke open the game, and the unbeaten Hawks routed the Toronto Raptors 110-92 on Friday night.

Bibby added 12 assists for Atlanta (4-0). The Hawks are off to their best start since 1997, when they won their first 11 games.

"You can see it, the swagger. We're coming out executing," said Johnson, who added 17 points. "The four teams we opened with, we've had problems with in the past. We have to validate that by bringing this same effort day in and day out."

The four wins have come against teams that were in the playoffs last season, Orlando, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Toronto. The victories against Toronto and New Orleans were on the road.

In playing its best game of the season the Hawks looked similar to the team that pushed the Boston Celtics to seven games in the first round of last season's playoffs. Atlanta hadn't been in the postseason since 1998-99 before that run.

"It seems we have kind of turned the corner. I think we can shift into another gear," said Johnson.

Chris Bosh led Toronto (3-2) with 26 points. Jose Calderon, the Raptors' second-leading scorer, had only six points on 2-of-10 shooting, but finished with 12 assists.

Bibby was 7-for-9 from the field in the first half, hitting five of seven 3-pointers. He went 0-for-3 after the break.

"He had the hot hand. He couldn't miss and opened up the floor for us," Johnson said.

"I kept shooting (in the first half). They were leaving me open," said Bibby. "It's exciting (4-0) start. If we had more offense than we had tonight, we'd be awesome."

Atlanta's Josh Smith sprained his left ankle with 56 seconds left in the first quarter and could miss two to four weeks, the Hawks said.

Atlanta was leading 44-39 when Bibby went on his tear, sparking the big run with his four 3s. The Hawks' biggest advantage was 27 points at 110-83 with 1:48 left.

Flip Murray added 16 points for Atlanta. Maurice Evans scored 15 and Marvin Williams 14. The points were season highs for Bibby, Murray, Evans and Williams.

Atlanta got a boost from seldom-used Solomon Jones, who got to play 25 minutes when Smith was hurt and Al Horford got into early foul trouble. Jones scored six points and led the team with nine rebounds.

"There was just nothing we could do to stop them," said Raptors coach Sam Mitchell. "We just couldn't guard them tonight. Almost everybody was off. It happens."

The Hawks shot 54 percent (44-for-81).

Notes: Toronto led the NBA in 3-point shooting entering the game at 30-for-59 (51 percent), but Atlanta outdid the Raptors, hitting 12-of-20 from long range. The Raptors made only 4-of-9. ... Johnson and Bosh played together on the U.S. national team in the summer of 2006. ... Murray and Toronto C/F Jermaine O'Neal were teammates last season with Indiana.


Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website: http://www.foxsports.com
Added: November 8, 2008

 

 
Copyright © Hawksportal.com, Inc. All rights reserved 2017.