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Hawks Schedule 2012: Road Trip Continues Saturday Against Jamal Crawford, Trail Blazers

The Atlanta Hawks split the first two games of its current five-game road trip which will continue on Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers and former Hawks sixth man Jamal Crawford.

After losing to the Lakers on Tuesday, Atlanta scored a come-from-behind 101-99 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. The Hawks got 30 points and 17 rebounds from Josh Smith in the win over the Suns to snap a two game slide.

Atlanta earned a 92-89 victory over the Trail Blazers back on January 18 at Philips Arena. That win was part of a four game home winnings streak for the Hawks. Joe Johnson scored 24 points in the early matchup while Josh Smith added 17 points and 11 rebounds. Jamal Crawford scored 22 points in his first return to Atlanta since signing a free agent contract with Portland over the summer.

Portland has won just four of its last 10 games and snapped a two game losing streak on Wednesday with a 93-91 win over Golden State. The Blazers are 16-14 overall but are 11-4 at home this season. Portland could be without injured forward LaMarcus Aldridge who sat out Wednesday night's win with an ankle injury.

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