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Atlanta Hawks Score: Josh Smith leads Hawks to ninth straight home win with 103-93 victory over Golden State

The Atlanta Hawks did exactly what they had to do against the Golden State Warriors: run, gun and win.  Josh Smith had 22 points and 10 boards and Al Horford added 21 and 15, leading the Hawks to their ninth straight home win with a 103-93 win over the Warriors on Wednesday.

Joe Johnson had 16 points and dished eight assists and Mike Bibby  had 15 for Atlanta, which has won four of five overall.

The Hawks halted the Warriors' winning streak at three with the win.  Golden State was trying to win four in a row for the first time since Feb. 26-March 4, 2008.  Instead they dropped their  11th game of their last 13 away from Oakland.

Atlanta kept the NBA's third-leading scorer under wraps in this one, took away his perimeter game and rolled to the win.  Monta Ellis, who was averaging nearly 35 points over his last four games, finished with just nine points on 4-for-13 shooting from the field.

The news wasn't all good for Atlanta, which lost Marvin Williams to a third-quarter injury when he crashed to the Philips Arena floor trying to intercept a pass.  The Hawks do not know whether Williams will play on New Year's Eve against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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