Recap - Hawks Defeat Minnesota 93-91
Joe Johnson went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds leading Atlanta over Minnesota, 93-91, on Saturday at Philips Arena.
The Hawks earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 7-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 187.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Jeff Teague had 20 points for Atlanta and Willie Green chipped in with 10 points. Jeff Teague had 10 assists for the Hawks, while Ivan Johnson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Minnesota got 30 points from Kevin Love in a losing cause and another 18 points from Ricky Rubio. Ricky Rubio contributed 12 assists for the Timberwolves, while Kevin Love had 13 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Minnesota were victorious, as the score was 53-42 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 51 boards, while Minnesota only had 40.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act home to face Toronto looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Sacramento.