Thursday , Dec , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Atlanta Hawks Team Report – December 23

=== Atlanta Hawks Team Report – December 23 ===

(Sports Network) – Atlanta got back on the winning track on Wednesday night,
tallying a 113-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at Philips Arena.

Antoine Walker delivered 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Atlanta
halted a five-game slide. Five other Hawk players scored in double-figures and
Atlanta shot a sound 54 percent (46-of-86) from the field to post only its
third win in 14 home outings this season.

Al Harrington compiled 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while rookie
Josh Childress tied a career-high with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

Atlanta was clinging to a 59-57 lead midway through the third quarter before
outscoring the Mavericks 16-6 over a 4:24 span. After Walker’s layup off a
feed from Predrag Drobnjak put the Hawks in front 70-61 with 2:45 to go in the
period, Kenny Anderson buried a three-pointer 30 seconds later to lengthen the
margin to 12.

Dallas answered with seven consecutive points to get within five, but Tony
Delk’s long-distance shot with 17 seconds left in the third staked Atlanta to
a 78-70 lead heading into the final frame.

The Hawks maintained the momentum in the fourth quarter and went ahead by 14
points on Childress’ basket with 4:46 remaining which made the score 98-84.
Atlanta held on from there for the win.

Walker and Delk were traded by Dallas to Atlanta for Jason Terry and Alan
Henderson in August.

Atlanta has a four-day Christmas break to rest before heading to Miami on