Atlanta Defeats Oklahoma City 97-90 - Recap
|Atlanta Defeats Oklahoma City 97-90 - Recap|
Josh Smith went off for 30 points and added 12 rebounds leading Atlanta to a 97-90 win over Oklahoma City on Saturday at Philips Arena.
Atlanta won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 191.5.
Jeff Teague had 16 points for Atlanta and Kirk Hinrich chipped in with 10 points. Jerry Stackhouse had 5 assists for the Hawks, while Zaza Pachulia was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.
The Thunder got a 35-point performance from Kevin Durant, who was supported by 25 points from Russell Westbrook. Russell Westbrook had 4 assists in a losing cause for Oklahoma City, while Kevin Durant grabbed 8 rebounds.
Atlanta led at halftime, 53-47.
The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 41 boards, while Oklahoma City only had 40.
Atlanta looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Pacers. The Thunder will aim to get back on the winning track vs Dallas.