Hawks fend off Rockets
The Atlanta Hawks held off a late surge and defeated the Houston Rockets 103-100 Saturday night at Philips Arena.
Atlanta failed to cover the 4.5-point spread, but the 203 points sailed OVER the posted total of 185.
Joe Smith tossed in a game-high 29 points from 13-for-16 shooting from the field for the Hawks. Joe Johnson had a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds in the win.
Yao Ming had a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Rockets.