Atlanta is putting on a clinic on both ends of the floor leading 81-55 at the end of the third period. Al Horford has twenty points and twelve rebounds while Josh Smith has twenty-two points and nine rebounds. The Hawks motion offense once again looks crisp and is getting Atlanta some good looks on the interior. The ball movement has returned to the offense to the tune of twenty-four assists on thirty-three made baskets for Atlanta.
Jeff Teague has helped to set the tone defensively for Atlanta who have done a good job of closing out on shooters while also closing down driving lanes.
After some early foul trouble, Kirk Hinrich came back in the third quarter and has four points, three rebounds, and three assists in his first game in an Atlanta uniform.