The Atlanta Hawks went 2-0 during a weekend back-to-back this past weekend, defeating the Washington Wizards 104-95 at home on Friday before earning a 93-83 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.
The two wins over the weekend gave the Hawks nine wins in their past 10 games, and they are now only a half game behind the Miami Heat for first place in the Southeast. The Hawks and Heat will get together on Monday night in Miami, with the winner walking away in first place.
Josh Smith scored over 20 points in each game, and Al Horford picked up a pair of double doubles. Louis Williams chipped in with 21 points against Memphis.
Elsewhere in the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers put down the Boston Celtics in overtime thanks to an Evan Turner jumper with 3.9 seconds remaining, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-108, powered by Kevin Durant's 36 points.