Hawks Down Washington 116-96 - Match Report
The battle between the Hawks and Wizards didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Washington was handed a 116-96 defeat on Thursday at Philips Arena.
Atlanta won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 197.5.
Atlanta got 21 points from Joe Johnson and another 20 points from Josh Smith. Mike Bibby contributed 6 assists, while Josh Smith cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
The Wizards got a 21-point performance from Gilbert Arenas, who was supported by 20 points from Nick Young. Gilbert Arenas had 8 assists in a losing cause for Washington, while JaVale McGee grabbed 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Atlanta were victorious, as the score was 53-36 at the break.
Atlanta had a 49-38 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face Orlando.