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Bobcats Vs. Hawks: Ball Movement Key To Atlanta's Offensive Success

The Atlanta Hawks could be without three of its regular players in Thursday's matchup with the Charlotte Bobcats. That will certainly have an effect on the Hawks offensive efforts but Josh Smith says that ball movement is key if Atlanta wants to get back on track.

"We have to preach ball movement," Josh said. "Stress it and do it. Otherwise we will have another outing like we had tonight. We can't have isolation all the time. We have got to spread the ball around, spread the love and get everyone involved."

The rest of the Hawks might want to listen to Smith. Atlanta totaled at least 26 assists a game during its recent three game winning streak. In the loss Wednesday night to the Pacers they had just 14. Added ball movement provides opportunities for Vladimir Radmanovic who finished just 1-7 for three points against the Pacers.

For more on this game, Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops and Bobcats fans should stop by Rufus On Fire. For more NBA news and analysis head on over to SB Nation's NBA hub.

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