Recap - Hawks Defeat Portland 92-89
|Recap - Hawks Defeat Portland 92-89|
Joe Johnson scored 24 points leading the Hawks to a 92-89 victory over Portland at Philips Arena on Wednesday.
Atlanta won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 185.5.
Atlanta got 17 points from Josh Smith and another 13 points from Jeff Teague. Jeff Teague contributed 5 assists, while Josh Smith cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Portland got 22 points from Jamal Crawford in a losing cause and another 20 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. Raymond Felton contributed 8 assists for the Trail Blazers, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 11 rebounds.
The Hawks hit the break leading 51-42 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 47 boards, while Portland only had 41.
Atlanta heads into a battle against the 76ers. Portland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Toronto.