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Atlanta Hawks Vs. Utah Jazz: Road Trip Ends In Salt Lake City

(Sports Network) - The Hawks improved to 2-1 on their trek against lowly Sacramento on Tuesday night when Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 31 points and dished out seven assists, as Atlanta hung on for a 108-102 win over the Kings at ARCO Arena

"I thought my teammates did a good job finding me," Crawford said. "I think every night is different. Sometimes it's not for me to shoot that much and sometimes it's for me to shoot 18 times."

Joe Johnson posted 29 points as the Hawks won for the fourth time in five contests. Josh Smith had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Al Horford chipped in 10 points and eight boards.

The Jazz, meanwhile, improved to 2-0 on a three-game homestand Monday when Deron Williams finished with 22 points and 10 assists, and Raja Bell knocked down a go-ahead three-pointer in the final minute to help Utah pull out a 102-97 victory over Detroit.

Paul Millsap added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who have won 11 in a row against the Pistons. Center Al Jefferson had 16 points, eight boards and three blocks. Bell ended with 11 points for Utah, while Andrei Kirilenko had 15 and C.J. Miles 12.

"The good thing is we are a closing team," Bell said. "We have been in tight games this year and kept plugging away."

Millsap has been listed as questionable for tonight's contest after missing Tuesday's practice with a bruised hip.

A year ago the Hawks snapped an ugly 15-game skid in Salt Lake City and swept the home-and-home series against the Jazz for the first time in 17 years. But, Utah bounced back and earned a 90-86 win in Dixie back on Nov. 12 of this season.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.