Hawks End Four-Game Skid, Top Nets 119-89


January 6, 2010

ATLANTA — Jamal Crawford and the Atlanta Hawks used one of their best shooting nights of the season to end a four-game losing streak and beat the struggling New Jersey Nets 119-89 on Wednesday night.

Crawford scored 29 points and Joe Johnson added 20 while sitting out the fourth quarter.

The Hawks, coming off their worst offensive performance of the season, set a season high by making 13 3-pointers, including 10 in the first half. They made 57.3 percent of their shots from the field.

The Nets missed their first 11 shots and never led while falling to 1-17 in road games. They have lost 13 of their last 14 overall.

Yi Jianlian
led New Jersey with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Devin Harris had 15 points and Brook Lopez added 12.

Guard Chris Quinn, acquired by the Nets from Miami on Tuesday, entered the game with 7 minutes remaining and had three points and an assist.

The Hawks avoided their first five-game skid in two years. They recovered from their worst offensive game of the season after being held to season lows in points and field-goal percentage (35.2) in Monday's 92-75 loss to Miami.

Atlanta led 17-3 as the Nets' first field goal came on a 3-pointer by Jarvis Hayes with 5:54 remaining in the opening period.

Hawks coach Mike Woodson and Josh Smith drew technical fouls for separate second-quarter complaints to officials. It was Smith's seventh technical foul of the season.

Smith had 11 points, nine rebounds and seven assists — all in the first three quarters.

Marvin Williams had 12 points and Mike Bibby added 10. Al Horford, who had eight points and 10 rebounds, was Atlanta's only starter who did not score in double figures.

Eleven Atlanta players scored.

The Hawks made 10 of 15 3-pointers in the first half to match their Atlanta franchise record. … Quinn, who had not played for Miami, made his first appearance in a game this season. He said he arrived in Atlanta about three hours before the game. … Atlanta hasn't lost five straight since a six-game streak from Feb. 8-20, 2008. … The attendance at Philips Arena was only 11,219.

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