hawks lose out to bobcats
THE FACTS: Former Hawk Stephen Jackson hit a 19-foot jump shot at the final buzzer to give the Bobcats an 88-86 win in Atlanta Saturday night, the second straight home loss for the Hawks. Jackson scored 32 points as Atlanta frittered away a 22-point second-quarter lead and was outscored 49-34 in the second half.
Josh Smith scored 28 points for Atlanta, which lost 117-83 Tuesday to the visiting Clippers. After missing two games with a back contusion, Al Horford had a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) for the Hawks. Shaun Livingston scored a season-high 22 points off the bench for Charlotte, which is 14-12 under coach Paul Silas after starting the season 9-19 under Larry Brown. Gerald Wallace pitched in 16 points and 13 rebounds. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak in Atlanta for Charlotte, which last won on the Hawks' floor on Jan. 19, 2007.
NOT: Atlanta's Jamal Crawford made just 1 of 9 shots (with two air balls), and missed all four of his 3-points attempts. In his past three games he's missed all nine of his 3-pointers, and made just 7 of 29 shots (24.1 percent) overall. With two points Saturday, the NBA's leading reserve scorer has averaged 5.7 points in that span. Joe Johnson has missed six straight 3-pointers over two games, including five Saturday. Atlanta's leading scorer had made 7 of 22 shots (31.8 percent) over those games. Josh Smith has 11 rebounds combined over the past two games.
josh smith - 28points 6 reb 1 ast 2 stl
Stephen Jackson - 32 points
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