Hawks Vs. Kings: Josh Smith, Joe Johnson Lead Atlanta Over Sacramento 106-99

Josh Smith scored 28 points and Joe Johnson added 21 as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Sacramento Kings 106-99.

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Hawks Schedule 2012: Road Trip Concludes With Matchups Against Nuggets, Clippers

The Atlanta Hawks are currently 2-2 on their current six-game road trip that will conclude with a back-to-back starting in Denver on Tuesday and Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Hawks began the trip with a win in Indiana before suffering two close losses to Miami and Detroit. Atlanta bounced back on Sunday by defeating Sacramento 106-99 behind 28 points from Josh Smith.

Denver is currently 23-19 on the season and fell at home to Memphis on Sunday 94-91. The Nuggets have won six of their last 10 and are locked in a tight western conference playoff race. On Wednesday the Hawks will travel to Los Angeles for a matchup with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Clippers have hit a tough stretch of late losing six of its last 10 games and dropping to fifth place in the Western Conference standings. Wednesday's game is the first of two meetings for the Hawks with Blake Griffin and company. The Clippers visit Philips Arena on April 24.

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Hawks Vs. Kings Final Score: Josh Smith Leads Atlanta To 106-99 Win Over Sacramento

The Atlanta Hawks get the western portion of their six-game road trip off to a good start with a 106-99 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Atlanta's defense help jump start its offense with the Hawks coming up with 14 steals on the night. Josh Smith was magnificent once again scoring 12 of his 28 points in the third quarter where Atlanta turned a one point deficit into a six point lead.

Joe Johnson added 21 points while going 5-13 from the field and 9-9 from the free throw line. Johnson also handed out six assists came up with four steals. Jeff Teague had a great outing finishing with 16 points, seven assists and three steals. Marvin Williams and Kirk Hinrich each finished with 12 points while Zaza Pachulia added 10 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out late.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points to lead the Kings and John Salmons chipped in 14 off the bench. Jimmer Fredette and Marcus Thornton scored 12 points each. Atlanta held Tyreke Evans to eight points on 4-14 shooting.

Atlanta's road trip continues on Tuesday with a stop in Denver before wrapping things up in Los Angeles on Wednesday against the Clippers.

For more on this game Hawks fans should visit Peachtree Hoops and Kings fans should check out Sactown Royalty. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head on over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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Hawks Vs. Kings Score: Atlanta Trails Sacramento 52-51 At Halftime

The Atlanta got a big first-half from center Zaza Pachulia but find themselves trailing the Sacramento Kings 52-51 at halftime.

Pachulia logged a double-double in the first half with 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead the club in both categories. Josh Smith scored nine points in the first half while Jeff Teague and Marvin Williams each finished with eight. Williams came off the bench as Hawks coach Larry Drew matched Sacramento's three-guard look with Teague flanked by Kirk Hinrich and Joe Johnson. Hinrich finished the half with seven points and Joe Johnson five for Atlanta.

DeMarcus Cousins caused Atlanta all sorts of problems in the first half finishing with 17 points and six rebounds before heading to the bench with three personal fouls. Jimmer Fredette came off the bench to score seven while John Salmons and Tyreke Evans have six points each.

Both teams shot over 50 percent from the field in the first half but Atlanta was just 4-9 from the free throw line with Josh Smith going 0-4. Atlanta has a 24-16 rebounding advantage but turned the ball over nine times in the first half.

For more on this game Hawks fans should visit Peachtree Hoops and Kings fans should check out Sactown Royalty. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head on over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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NBA Standings 2012: Atlanta Still In Sixth Place In Eastern Conference

With 26 games remaining in the NBA schedule, the Atlanta Hawks are 23-17 and currently in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings a game and a half ahead of the Boston Celtics and one game behind the Indiana Pacers. As the standings show, despite being riddled with injuries throughout the season the Hawks are just 2.5 games removed from being as high as third in the East standings.

Atlanta has three games remaining on its current six-game road trip beginning with Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings.


Eastern Standings

GP W-L PCT
1. Chicago Bulls 43 34-9 .791
2. Miami Heat 40 31-9 .775
3. Orlando Magic 41 26-15 .634
4. Philadelphia 76ers 41 24-17 .585
5. Indiana Pacers 38 23-15 .605
6. Atlanta Hawks 40 23-17 .575
7. Boston Celtics 39 21-18 .538
8. New York Knicks 40 18-22 .450
Milwaukee Bucks 40 16-24 .400
Cleveland Cavaliers 38 15-23 .395
Detroit Pistons 41 15-26 .366
New Jersey Nets 42 14-28 .333
Toronto Raptors 40 13-27 .325
Washington Wizards 39 9-30 .231
Charlotte Bobcats 39 5-34 .128

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The Atlanta Hawks will be trying to snap a two-game losing streak Sunday night when they take on the Sacramento Kings.

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