Hawks Vs. Nuggets Final Score: Atlanta Falls In Overtime To Denver 118-117

The Atlanta Hawks came up on the losing side of a wild game in Denver falling to the Nuggets in overtime by a score of 118-117. The Hawks had several chances to seal the victory and none bigger than Kirk Hinrich's missed free throw at the end of regulation or Zaza Pachulia's missed layup with less than three seconds remaining.

After Josh Smith fouled out of the game in overtime, Atlanta forced the ball through Joe Johnson who was being guarded by Denver's best defender in Aaron Afflalo. Johnson missed a go-ahead attempt with Afflalo hounding him but the ball went out of bounds to the Hawks with just three seconds remaining. Atlanta would inbound from under their own basket and Zaza Pachulia got loose in the middle but missed a semi contested layup at the rim that would have won the game.

The loss spoils big nights from both Joe Johnson and Josh Smith. Johnson finished with 34 points going 13-26 but was much better when Smith was on the floor. Smith recorded a near triple-double finishing with 33 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. Kirk Hinrich had his best game of the season hitting 7-8 shots for 22 points but missed that one costly free throw at the end of regulation that would have won it for the Hawks.

Nene finished with a game-high 22 points for the Nuggets. Ty Lawson finished with 21 while Danilo Gallinari added 19 including an unbelievable falling away three-pointer to put the Nuggets up late at the end of regulation. Former Atlanta Hawks forward Al Harrington added 19 points off the bench.

Atlanta falls to 24-18 on the season and 2-3 on their current road trip which wraps up on Wednesday in Los Angeles against the Clippers.

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

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.