Atlanta Hawks Team Report – November 13
=== Atlanta Hawks Team Report – November 13 ===
(Sports Network) – Dion Glover scored a game-high 23 points to lead the
Atlanta Hawks over the Phoenix Suns, 99-94, on Wednesday at America West
Atlanta hadn’t won in Phoenix since November 15, 1991, when the Suns played
their final season at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Phoenix had been 10-0
against the Hawks at American West Arena.
Glover was 8-of-14 from the floor, including a 4-of-5 performance from behind
the arc, as the Hawks won for just the third time in nine games this season.
Stephen Jackson scored 18 for Atlanta, while Jason Terry added 17 points and a
game-high seven assists.
Shareef-Abdur Rahim finished with 16 points for Atlanta.
The game was tight entering the fourth quarter, with Atlanta holding a slim
73-72 lead. The Hawks then opened the final frame with an 11-2 burst, grabbing
an 84-74 advantage when Terry drained a three-pointer around the 9:00 mark.
Phoenix responded with a 15-6 spurt over the next six minutes, pulling within
90-89 when Casey Jacobsen fired home a three. The Suns fell behind by four at
the 1:22 mark when Glover’s three made it 95-91, but Shawn Marion responded at
the other end with a trey to make it a one-point game again.
Terry’s free throws extended the Atlanta lead to 97-94 with 19 seconds
remaining. Phoenix had a good opportunity to tie it at the other end, but Joe
Johnson’s three missed its mark and Stephon Marbury airballed one from behind
the arc with three seconds remaining as the Hawks held on for the win.
The Hawks, who finished their five-game road trip at 2-3, are off until
Saturday when they host Jason Kidd and the New Jersey Nets.