The Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 113-90 at home at Philips Arena.  This was the second game of a back-to-back set for the Hawks.  With the win, the Hawks improved to 14-6 on the season, 3-0 in the regular season series with the Bobcats, and 2-0 in their back-to-back set.  The starters for the Hawks were Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver in the backcourt, DeShawn Stevenson and Josh Smith at the two forward positions, and Al Horford at center.  DeShawn Stevenson did in fact play on the second night of a back-to-back, as Coach Larry Drew opted to rest him on the first night instead this time.  The leading scorer for the Hawks was Devin Harris, with a game-high, season-high 20 points off the bench.  Josh Smith added 18 points and five boards.  Ivan Johnson contributed 16 points and a game-high eight rebounds off the bench.  Kyle Korver and Louis Williams scored 13 points apiece.  Williams also dished out a career-high-tying nine assists.  Al Horford also scored in double-figures, with 11.  His streak of seven consecutive double-doubles came to an end, as he logged seven less minutes than his season average due to the game being a blowout.  The leading scorer for the Bobcats was Gerald Henderson, with 17 points.  In the first quarter, the Hawks jumped out to a 10-3 lead en route to outscoring the Bobcats 30-19 in the period.  In the second quarter, Devin Harris scored 11 of his 20 points and Louis Williams dished out six assists.  At halftime, Harris had already bested his season-high in points as the Hawks took a 60-43 lead over the Bobcats.  In the third quarter, the Hawks took their biggest lead of the game at 28, 78-50, but the Bobcats came back a little ways and tied the Hawks in third quarter scoring, but the Hawks held a 91-74 lead heading into the final frame.  In the fourth quarter, Coach Drew inserted both his rookies, John Jenkins and Mike Scott, fresh off good stunts in the NBA D-League.  Both Jenkins and Scott scored in the final 40 seconds of the game (Jenkins also hit a jumper earlier) as the Hawks prevailed by 23.  I think the key to this win was ball movement.  The Hawks had 28 assists as a team, which lead to six Hawks players scoring in double-figures.  The bench also got involved, as the Hawks got 56 points from the reserves.  Great win for the Hawks against the division-rival Bobcats.
Josh Smith drives to the hole vs. CHA