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Hawks continue to pull out of slump

INDIANAPOLIS — Josh Smith had 25 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks to help the Hawks beat the Pacers 102-92 on Tuesday night.

Mike Bibby scored 16 and former Gator Al Horford 15 for Atlanta, which won its second straight after a four-game skid.

Danny Granger scored 22 for Indiana. Roy Hibbert had 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, and Mike Dunleavy added 14 points for the Pacers.

Pacers point guard Darren Collison and reserve forward Tyler Hansbrough sat out with sprained left ankles.

One week after Indiana had a near-perfect 54-point third quarter against Denver, the Pacers shot 6-for-16 in the third to fall behind by double digits.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Kobe Bryant had 31 points, Shannon Brown added 16 of his 21 in the fourth quarter and the visiting Lakers beat the Bucks 118-107 to snap a two-game losing streak.

MAGIC GAME RESCHEDULED: The Magic-Knicks game that was postponed from Nov. 2 because of an asbestos scare at Madison Square Garden will be played March 28.

KARL'S FUTURE: Nuggets coach George Karl said he'll return next season only if he doesn't have setbacks in his recovery from throat and neck cancer. Karl, in the last year of his contract, said he won't hesitate to call it a career if he has to reduce the stress in his life.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Wizards rookie point guard John Wall was inactive with a sprained left foot. … Trail Blazers leading scorer Brandon Roy sat out with a left knee injury. … The Timberwolves expect point guard Luke Ridnour to return to the lineup tonight against the Clippers after missing five games with a strained left hamstring.

Hawks 102, Pacers 92

ATLANTA (102): Williams 4-8 3-3 11, Smith 9-16 6-7 25, Horford 7-12 1-1 15, Bibby 5-9 3-4 16, Johnson 4-12 3-3 11, Ja.Crawford 3-7 3-3 11, Evans 0-3 0-0 0, Teague 2-3 0-0 6, Pachulia 2-3 1-2 5, Powell 0-0 0-0 0, Collins 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 37-74 20-23 102.

INDIANA (92): Granger 7-14 7-8 22, McRoberts 1-3 0-0 2, Hibbert 6-16 6-8 18, Ford 3-10 0-0 6, Dunleavy 4-8 5-5 14, Posey 3-7 0-0 8, Rush 1-5 3-4 5, S.Jones 4-4 2-2 10, Price 2-3 3-3 7. Totals 31-70 26-30 92.

Atlanta 21 29 27 25— 102

Indiana 24 25 16 27— 92

3-Point GoalsAtlanta 8-15 (Bibby 3-5, Ja.Crawford 2-2, Teague 2-3, Smith 1-1, Williams 0-1, Johnson 0-3), Indiana 4-18 (Posey 2-6, Granger 1-4, Dunleavy 1-4, Rush 0-1, Price 0-1, Ford 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsAtlanta 36 (Smith 8), Indiana 47 (Hibbert 15). AssistsAtlanta 26 (Bibby 7), Indiana 18 (Ford 5). Total FoulsAtlanta 24, Indiana 24. TechnicalsJohnson, Granger, Indiana defensive three second. A11,133 (18,165).

Wizards 109, Raptors 94

TORONTO (94): Weems 7-13 0-0 16, Evans 1-4 3-4 5, Bargnani 3-13 5-6 12, Jack 5-14 3-4 13, DeRozan 5-9 2-2 12, Johnson 2-5 2-2 6, Andersen 2-5 0-0 4, Kleiza 7-11 1-2 15, Calderon 1-8 0-0 3, Wright 1-1 0-0 2, Banks 0-2 2-4 2, Dorsey 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 35-86 20-26 94.

WASHINGTON (109): Thornton 3-6 0-0 6, Blatche 9-13 3-4 22, McGee 3-7 2-2 8, Arenas 7-14 3-4 20, Hinrich 5-8 2-2 13, Booker 4-6 0-1 8, Young 8-15 3-4 20, Armstrong 5-6 0-0 10, Martin 0-0 0-2 0, Hudson 0-2 0-0 0, Seraphin 1-3 0-0 2, N'diaye 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-80 13-19 109.

Toronto 23 24 21 26— 94

Washington 27 27 36 19— 109

3-Point GoalsToronto 4-11 (Weems 2-2, Bargnani 1-2, Calderon 1-3, Andersen 0-1, Jack 0-1, Kleiza 0-2), Washington 6-15 (Arenas 3-6, Blatche 1-1, Hinrich 1-2, Young 1-4, Hudson 0-1, Thornton 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsToronto 44 (Evans 9), Washington 54 (McGee 9). AssistsToronto 19 (Jack 5), Washington 28 (Hinrich 12). Total FoulsToronto 18, Washington 26. TechnicalsWashington defensive three second. A11,513 (20,173).

Cavaliers 101, 76ers 93

PHILADELPHIA (93): Brand 5-13 3-4 13, Nocioni 5-10 0-0 12, Hawes 0-2 0-0 0, Holiday 3-9 5-5 11, Turner 4-13 7-8 16, Young 8-12 1-1 17, L.Williams 3-10 2-2 10, Songaila 3-3 0-0 6, Meeks 1-3 0-0 3, Battie 2-4 1-2 5. Totals 34-79 19-22 93.

CLEVELAND (101): Moon 5-8 2-2 13, Hickson 4-9 0-0 8, Varejao 4-5 1-1 9, Sessions 1-8 5-6 7, Parker 3-8 3-4 10, Jamison 4-11 0-0 10, Gibson 6-12 3-4 18, Graham 6-11 0-0 13, Hollins 3-5 3-4 9, Harris 1-3 2-4 4. Totals 37-80 19-25 101.

Philadelphia 23 31 16 23— 93

Cleveland 19 35 26 21— 101

3-Point GoalsPhiladelphia 6-13 (L.Williams 2-2, Nocioni 2-3, Meeks 1-3, Turner 1-3, Holiday 0-2), Cleveland 8-20 (Gibson 3-5, Jamison 2-5, Parker 1-3, Graham 1-3, Moon 1-3, Harris 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPhiladelphia 50 (Brand 11), Cleveland 47 (Moon 8). AssistsPhiladelphia 23 (Holiday 10), Cleveland 28 (Gibson, Sessions 8). Total FoulsPhiladelphia 21, Cleveland 18. TechnicalsCleveland defensive three second. A20,562 (20,562).

Lakers 118, Bucks 107

L.A. LAKERS (118): Artest 3-5 1-1 7, Odom 6-11 1-2 13, Gasol 7-13 4-7 18, Fisher 3-7 2-2 10, Bryant 10-23 11-11 31, Barnes 3-4 1-2 9, Blake 2-4 0-0 6, Brown 7-9 3-3 21, Ebanks 1-2 1-1 3, Walton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-78 24-29 118.

MILWAUKEE (107): Mbah a Moute 0-4 0-0 0, Gooden 8-11 4-4 22, Bogut 5-13 2-10 12, Jennings 12-26 3-3 31, Salmons 4-13 0-0 10, Boykins 4-5 0-0 8, Ilyasova 3-5 2-2 9, Dooling 0-2 0-0 0, Maggette 5-10 5-8 15, Sanders 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-89 16-27 107.

L.A. Lakers 32 25 33 28— 118

Milwaukee 29 30 22 26— 107

3-Point GoalsL.A. Lakers 10-16 (Brown 4-5, Barnes 2-2, Fisher 2-2, Blake 2-3, Bryant 0-4), Milwaukee 9-24 (Jennings 4-11, Gooden 2-2, Salmons 2-6, Ilyasova 1-2, Maggette 0-1, Dooling 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsL.A. Lakers 45 (Gasol 10), Milwaukee 55 (Bogut 18). AssistsL.A. Lakers 24 (Odom 6), Milwaukee 22 (Salmons, Jennings 6). Total FoulsL.A. Lakers 20, Milwaukee 23. TechnicalsBryant, Milwaukee defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Odom. A18,059 (18,717).

Trail Blazers 100, Grizzlies 99

PORTLAND (100): Batum 5-10 0-0 11, Aldridge 9-17 5-5 23, Camby 3-7 0-0 6, Miller 7-17 5-6 19, Matthews 11-19 3-4 30, Cunningham 3-5 0-0 6, Fernandez 1-7 0-0 3, Johnson 0-4 0-0 0, Marks 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 40-87 13-15 100.

MEMPHIS (99): Gay 8-12 3-3 20, Randolph 7-12 5-8 19, Gasol 4-6 1-3 9, Conley 5-14 4-4 16, Mayo 7-13 0-0 17, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0, Vasquez 1-8 3-5 5, Young 1-2 0-0 3, Arthur 2-4 4-4 8, Henry 0-1 0-0 0, Allen 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 36-75 20-27 99.

Portland 22 29 20 29— 100

Memphis 17 28 25 29— 99

3-Point GoalsPortland 7-19 (Matthews 5-10, Batum 1-3, Fernandez 1-6), Memphis 7-19 (Mayo 3-6, Conley 2-5, Gay 1-2, Young 1-2, Vasquez 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPortland 47 (Camby 17), Memphis 48 (Randolph 14). AssistsPortland 25 (Miller 9), Memphis 20 (Conley 6). Total FoulsPortland 20, Memphis 19. A10,827 (18,119).

Hawks continue to pull out of slump 11/16/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:54pm]
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