Hawks Down Washington 99-95 - Match Report
Atlanta got 25 points from Joe Johnson en route to a 99-95 victory over Washington on Saturday at Philips Arena.
Atlanta did not, however, defeat the Wizards against the spread, which closed at 9 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 194.5.
Al Horford had 21 points for Atlanta and Jamal Crawford chipped in with 15 points. Mike Bibby had 4 assists for the Hawks, while Josh Smith was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
The Wizards got a 28-point performance from John Wall, who was supported by 24 points from Al Thornton. John Wall had 9 assists in a losing cause for Washington, while JaVale McGee grabbed 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Atlanta were victorious, as the score was 44-40 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 43 boards, while Washington only had 34.
Atlanta looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Cavaliers. The Wizards will aim to get back on the winning track vs Philadelphia.