Atlanta Defeats Portland 91-82 - Recap
The Hawks got 24 points from Jeff Teague as Atlanta ran past Portland 91-82 on Saturday at Philips Arena.
Atlanta won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 181.5.
Atlanta got 20 points from Jamal Crawford and another 14 points from Josh Smith. Josh Smith contributed 6 assists, while Josh Smith cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers got a 22-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, who was supported by 19 points from Wesley Matthews. LaMarcus Aldridge had 7 assists in a losing cause for Portland, while Gerald Wallace grabbed 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Portland were victorious, as the score was 38-35 at the break.
Atlanta won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-34.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act home to face Milwaukee looking for another win. For Portland, they head home to face Dallas.