The Hawks re-discovered their fast-break game. Yes, on this night, the team's up-tempo style was no longer missing in action. The Hawks ran past the Nets for a much-needed 109-95 victory Wednesday at Philips Arena as all five starters scored in double figures. One regular starter was missing as Josh Smith was suspended for the game for conduct detrimental to the team. The Hawks ran their record to 3-0 in games without Smith this season, the wins coming against the Thunder, Pacers and Nets. "This was a very big win for us," Hawks coach Larry Drew said. "More mentally for the psyche after what we've gone through the last couple of weeks. … Early you could see that the energy was there. They took the attack to Brooklyn. You have to play that way when you've been struggling."
Hawks get needed victory, run past Nets
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Jan 17