Found February 27, 2013 on
Fox Sports South:
Portland Trail Blazers
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Al Horford scored 34 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while Josh Smith added 24 points 14 rebounds to help the Atlanta Hawks hold off a fourth-quarter rally by the Utah Jazz and claim a 102-91 victory Wednesday night.
Al Jefferson led Utah with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Derrick Favors had 17 points and 15 rebounds. It wasn't enough to prevent the Jazz (31-27) from losing their second straight home game and third straight contest overall.
Atlanta (33-23) took control when the Jazz opened the second half by missing their first eight shots. The Hawks went on a 10-2 run and took a 66-50 lead on a pair of free throws by Horford.
The Hawks appeared to be on the verge of securing a blowout road victory when they extended their lead to 80-60 on a pair of free throws from Zaza Pachulia with 1:24 remaining in the quarter. But the Jazz finally came to life on offense toward the end of the third quarter, going on an 11-2 run, culminating in a three-point play...
BEST OF MAXIM
Here are three observations from the Atlanta Hawks' 102-91 win over the Utah Jazz Wednesday night:
1. Though Atlanta forged its way to the playoffs last season, the absence of Al Horford, who missed the majority of regular season with a pectoral injury, was blatantly obvious at times. The two-time All-Star is too good to forget about entirely.
In his rebound season following...
Al Horford scored 34 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while Josh Smith added 24 points 14 rebounds to help the Atlanta Hawks hold off a fourth-quarter rally by the Utah Jazz and claim a 102-91 victory Wednesday night.
Al Jefferson led Utah with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Derrick Favors had 17 points and 15 rebounds. It wasn't enough to prevent the Jazz (31-27) from losing...
Paced by center Al Horford, the Atlanta Hawks are in the midst of their most successful road stretch in more than two years.
Coming off a career-high scoring night, Horford looks to help the Hawks to a sixth consecutive road victory Friday night against a Phoenix Suns team that just knocked off the NBA's leading club.
Horford scored 16 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter...
Despite having two of the most sought after players at the trade deadline, in upcoming free agents, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson (their starting frontcourt), the Utah Jazz decided to stand pat. This surprised everyone as they could have added significant assets to add to their future core of Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks and there is no way that they...
Derrick Favors gave a glimpse of what he can do in starter's minutes Wednesday, double-doubling with 17 points (6-of-11 field goals and 5-of-6 free throws) and 15 rebounds. Favors played 38 minutes and added three assists and three blocks.
Favors picked up the start for the injured Paul Millsap, who sat with a sprained left ankle. No word on his timetable for return. Favors...
The Lakers have been linked to Raja Bell since before he signed with the Utah Jazz in 2010. Kobe Bryant tried to recruit Bell for the Lakers but the Jazz offered him a lucrative contract.
Bell's relationship with Utah soured after two seasons. Now, in the final year of his deal, Bell has spent the entire season away from the team after both sides agreed to part ways. He'...
Kyle Korver will be a free agent after this season.
Before last week's trade deadline it almost seemed certain the Hawks would trade away free agent-to be Josh Smith. It was almost as if he was saying his good byes to his hometown in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline and the inevitable seemed to be happening.
The same could be said for Utah with both Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson getting set to hit free agency.
After Monday’s overtime win against the Utah Jazz, Paul Pierce said that his late game duel with DeMarre Carroll dated back to this summer but left it up to the Jazz forward to fill in the details. Carroll explained further to the Salt Lake Tribune’s Steve Luhm at the Jazz’s Tuesday morning practice:“It’s just a summer thing,” Carroll said, explaining he often works out...
Raja Bell hasn't played throughout the season.