NOH 25 25 29 32 111
Atl 26 29 16 29 100
Date of game: 2/8/2013

Recap: Atlanta vs. New Orleans

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Greivis Vasquez recorded the first triple- double of his career to lead the New Orleans Hornets past the Atlanta Hawks, 111-100, at Philips Arena.

Vasquez continued filling the stat sheet with 21 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who have won two in a row and snapped a four-game road skid.

Eric Gordon netted a game-high 27 points, while Ryan Anderson and Robin Lopez chipped in 19 and 17 points, respectively, as New Orleans shot 52 percent from the field and overcame the Hawks' 13 3-pointers.

Josh Smith added 23 points, eight helpers and six boards, while Jeff Teague totaled 21 points and nine assists, in the loss, the club's third in four games.

Atlanta made 51 percent from the field in the first half and drained its first three shots out of the break. They then hit a cold patch and connected on just 2-of-13 the rest of the third quarter.

The Hornets took advantage and went ahead, 68-66, on a Gordon 3-pointer with 5:14 remaining. The triple was part of a quarter-ending 22-7 run that helped New Orleans open up a 79-71 advantage.

"It's been a trend of ours in the past to come out not very strong in the third. That hurt us today. I think that gave them confidence," said Hawks forward Al Horford.

The closest the Hawks got in the fourth was four, 98-94, following a Horford dunk, but Anderson came down and got a 3-pointer to fall at the other end with 3:15 to go.

After a Smith runner in the lane, Vasquez sank two free throws before putting the game away when he found Lopez behind the defense for an easy slam.

"To see him take command of the game like that says a lot about him," Hornets head coach Monty Williams said of Vasquez. "That kid is probably the toughest guy I've been around."

The Hawks held a 26-25 lead heading into the second quarter and scored 10 straight points midway through the frame to stretch the margin to 45-31.

In the final minute of the half, the Hornets began their comeback, with Vasquez hitting a 3-pointer and dishing to Anthony Davis for a dunk to cut the deficit to 55-50.

Game Notes

The Hornets are 10-7 with Gordon in the lineup ... New Orleans improved to 2-22 when its opponent scores 100 or more points ... Kyle Korver scored 17 points and broke Mookie Blaylock's Hawks record by making at least one 3- pointer in 43 straight games ... The Hawks fell to 7-1 when recording 30 or more assists ... Atlanta center Zaza Pachulia returned from a four-game absence due to a sore Achilles and scored six points in 17-plus minutes.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Mariners 1B Choi suspended for PED's

Seattle Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi has been suspended 50 games without pay by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.