Nets Fall 98-87 Against Atlanta - Game Recap
Al Horford scored 23 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Atlanta over New Jersey, 98-87, on Saturday at Philips Arena.
Atlanta won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 187.5.
Atlanta got 22 points from Josh Smith and another 18 points from Jamal Crawford. Jamal Crawford contributed 6 assists, while Al Horford cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
New Jersey got 25 points from Anthony Morrow in a losing cause and another 13 points from Sasha Vujacic. Jordan Farmar contributed 8 assists for the Nets, while Johan Petro had 8 rebounds.
The Hawks hit the break leading 57-31 before taking care of business in the second half.
Atlanta won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-32.
Atlanta looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Cavaliers. The Nets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Houston.