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Atlanta Hawks Vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Hawks 84, Sixers 74 End 3: Jamal Crawford Finds His Stroke, Josh Smith Still Not Back

The Atlanta Hawks take a 10-point lead into the final quarter thanks to Jamaal Crawford, who hit a pair of 3-pointers late in the third quarter to reestablish a double-digit lead.  Crawford, who is leading all Hawks players with 17 points, is helping Atlanta withstand a sensational night from Andre Iguodala, who has 25 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Al Horford and Joe Johnson have 16 points each for Atlanta, which is playing without Josh Smith who appeared to go down with an ankle injury in the third quarter.   It is unknown whether we'll see Smith again in this one, but you have a feeling that as long as Atlanta keeps the lead in the double-digit range, they'll rest their shot-blocking star.

Atlanta holds a 33-30 edge on the glass and a 20-18 edge in assists.  They are shooting 53-percent from the field in the first 36 minutes.

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