Josh Smith shining, and Hawks PG duties split
Josh Smith put up one of the best fantasy lines we'll see all year last night, scoring a season-high 30 points on 12-of-23 shooting (including two threes) with 17 rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and three blocks in 45 minutes. He has been a pleasant surprise this year as I can count the negative reports about him on one hand, and I'm talking about the mundane ones, too. He's just been playing hard and taking things seriously, or at least doing a better job of keeping the spotlight off his blemishes.
Jeff Teague had a nice night offensively with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting, but lost playing time to Kirk Hinrich because the Captain has better experience with pick-and-roll defense. The decision made sense and the Hawks won, but Hinrich didn't look all that great with just five points on 2-of-8 shooting and a few ugly mistakes in his 24 minutes.