Atl 30 26 26 20 102
Uta 25 23 18 25 91
Date of game: 2/27/2013

Recap: Utah vs. Atlanta

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Al Horford and Josh Smith each came through with impressive double-doubles and the Atlanta Hawks cruised to their fourth straight win with a 102-91 triumph over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

Horford tallied 34 points and 15 rebounds, while Smith finished with 24 points and 14 boards for the Hawks, who improved to 3-0 on their six-game road trip.

"This was really a gutsy win for our guys," Hawks coach Larry Drew said. "This is a very tough team to play in their building. We had to control the tempo of the game from start to finish."

Jeff Teague added 19 points with seven assists in the victory.

The Jazz, who lost in overtime to visiting Boston on Monday, dropped consecutive games at home for the first time since a two-game swoon from Dec. 26-28 and have now lost three in a row overall.

Al Jefferson totaled 26 points with 11 rebounds and Derrick Favors, who started for an injured Paul Millsap, finished with 17 points and a season-high 15 boards in the setback.

"We have to get better coming out of halftime. This is the third game in a row," said Jazz coach Ty Corbin. "We have to find a way to figure it out. We can't be down in a hole like that every night."

Marvin Williams' jumper had the Jazz within one at the 2:48 mark in the second, but the Hawks closed out the period on an 11-4 run, with Teague following consecutive scores from Horford with four free throws to stake Atlanta to a 56-48 lead.

The Jazz managed just a single basket over the initial six-plus minutes in the third, in which time the Hawks doubled their halftime advantage.

Teague then poured in his fourth bucket of the quarter to extend the Hawks' edge to 18 points and they carried an 82-66 lead into the fourth.

After DeMarre Carroll scored seven during a 10-2 push, Utah cut its deficit to single digits with four minutes to play, but didn't get any closer until there was just over a minute left, at which point is was too late.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Blaney steals Nationwide win from Busch at Bristol

Ryan Blaney claimed his second career win in the Nationwide Series after passing Kyle Busch for the lead following a restart with six laps to go in Friday night's Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Angels' Richards has surgery

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced starting pitcher Garrett Richards underwent surgery Friday to repair the torn patellar tendon in his left knee.

Curry, Harden, Irving to represent USA Basketball in Spain

Stephen Curry, James Harden and Kyrie Irving were among the roster of 12 players named to represent the USA Basketball team in the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain.

Giguere announces retirement

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who patrolled NHL creases for 16 seasons and spent last year as a backup with the Colorado Avalanche, announced his retirement on Thursday.

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.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.