Recap - Hawks Defeat Los Angeles 96-92
Atlanta got 17 points from Devin Harris en route to a 96-92 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at Philips Arena.
Bettors who backed the Hawks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 3.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 204.5.
Atlanta got 15 points from Kyle Korver and another 14 points from Al Horford. Devin Harris contributed 7 assists, while Al Horford cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 31 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing cause and another 20 points from Metta World Peace. Steve Nash contributed 7 assists for the Lakers, while Dwight Howard had 16 rebounds.
The Hawks hit the break leading 55-43 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 52 boards, while Los Angeles only had 45.
Atlanta looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Suns. The Lakers will aim to get back on the winning track at Indiana.