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The frontline duo of Josh Smith and Al Horford continues to be one of the biggest reasons for the Atlanta Hawks' success - or at times, lack thereof - especially of late.
Both players will look to take advantage of an opponent that has struggled with interior defense recently Friday night against the visiting New Orleans Hornets.
New Orleans will try to end a four-game road losing streak and avenge its 95-86 home loss to Atlanta on New Year's Day. Smith and Horford combined to score 43 points on 21-of-37 shooting in that game as the Hornets allowed 50 points in the paint.
The Hawks (27-21) have split their last 10 games, but they got 22 points and a season-high 13 assists from Jeff Teague in a 103-92 home win against Memphis on Wednesday.
Smith and Horford combined for 36 points and each posted 11 rebounds.
"We were clicking on all cylinders," Teague said. "Al was getting out and running, getting rebounds. Josh was getting out and leading the breaks, and ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Josh Smith may be entering his final days with the Atlanta Hawks. After calling himself a max-contract player, Smith is now being shopped by the Hawks.
NBA.com's David Aldridge reported that the Hawks are listening to offers but undecided on whether to ship him out of the ATL. For his part, Smith "is prepared to move on," Aldridge wrote. So J-Smoove's situation...
The Atlanta Hawks are entertaining trade offers for Josh Smith, but the team has yet to decide whether or not to deal the veteran forward, according to David Aldridge of TNT.The Atlanta Hawks are entertaining trade offers around the league for forward Josh Smith, but have yet to decide whether they will deal the ninth-year forward, according to league sources.The Hawks have discussed...
While Josh Smith recently said he feels like he’s a max player, the Atlanta Hawks don’t feel the same. After meeting with Smith’s representatives this week, the Hawks are not willing to give the 8-year veteran a max deal and are currently entertaining trade offers for the forward.
According to David Aldridge, NBA:
The Atlanta Hawks are entertaining trade offers around the...
SI.com has reported the latest in regards to the Josh Smith trade talks saga. Now, all reports indicate that the Hawks will pursue shopping Smith, as they will not give into his contract demands.
The Hawks will not give Smith the 5-year max deal he’s seeking and will shop him before the February 21st trade deadline. The Hawks are entertaining the idea of trading him by taking...
David Aldridge reported Thursday that after meeting with Smith’s representative’s this week, the Hawks are unwilling to give the 8-year veteran the max contract he desires. Aldridge also reported Atlanta is entertaining trade offers for the forward, which ESPN’s Chris Broussard further backed up – reporting that sources say there’s a 60% chance the Hawks trade Smith at...
The Atlanta Hawks have had all sorts of problems over the course of the 2012-13 season. Their backcourt play has been shoddy at times, and Devin Harris and others have spent plenty of time injured, and they have lost their share of close games. Yet through it all, the team enters play on Wednesday night five-games above .500 and comfortably in the No. 6 spot in the Eastern Conference...
Josh Smith is prepared to move on from the Atlanta Hawks.
Al Horford wants the NBA to recall his flagrant foul on D.J. Augustin and is calling out the Pacers guard for an elbow to his family jewels. On a drive to the basket, Augustin seems to inadvertendly jab Horford in the groin area (Video) after being fouled which the Hawks’ center later called ‘dirty’ and intentional.
According to Chris Vivlamore, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jeff Teague had 22 points and a season-high 13 assists, Josh Smith added 19 points and 11 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-92 on Wednesday night.
Al Horford finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Hawks snap a two-game skid.
Zach Randolph scored 20 points and Mike Conley added 17 as the Grizzlies lost their second straight...