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Atlanta Defeats Portland 95-87 - Recap

Atlanta earned a 95-87 victory over Portland on Monday, getting 19 points from Josh Smith at Rose Garden.

The Hawks were a 2.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 193.5.

Atlanta got 16 points from Kyle Korver and another 15 points from Al Horford. Jeff Teague contributed 8 assists, while Josh Smith cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Portland got 19 points from J.J. Hickson in a losing cause and another 19 points from Nicolas Batum. LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 8 assists for the Trail Blazers, while J.J. Hickson had 18 rebounds.

Atlanta led at halftime, 56-47.

Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 47-41.

Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face Golden State looking for another win. For Portland, they head on the road to face Sacramento.