Saturday , Dec , 11 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Atlanta Hawks Team Report – December 11

=== Atlanta Hawks Team Report – December 11 ===

(Sports Network) – The Atlanta Hawks try for their first winning streak of
the season this evening when they start a brief two-game homestand against the
New Jersey Nets at Philips Arena.

Last night, Peja Drobnjak and Tony Delk each scored 16 points off the bench to
lead a balanced Atlanta attack in a surprising 88-72 win over the defending
champion Detroit Pistons at the Palace.

Al Harrington added 15 points for Atlanta, which had five players score in
double-digits and on for the second time in three games. Antoine Walker added
13 points and nine boards, as the Hawks captured just their second road win
and improved to 4-15 this season.

Rookie Josh Smith rounded out the double-figure scorers with a career-high 12
points and had four blocks in his first career start.

Atlanta, which will close its stand against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, is
just 2-8 in its arena this season.

New Jersey defeated the Hawks one week ago, but could be at a disadvantage
tonight, as the road team in this series has won just two of the last 13
meetings. The Nets, though, have won four of the last five overall meetings,
but have dropped 14 of 18 in Dixie.