Al Horford, fresh off a 23-22 performance against Detroit Monday, brought in a 34 point, 15 rebound performance, including 16 points in the fourth quarter, to seal the win. Josh Smith was huge as well, putting up 24 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists.
Hawks coach Larry Drew spoke glowingly of Horford's performance afterwards:
"We were running plays through him. When the shot wasn't there, he was passing the ball. He got everything within our offense. Guys were doing a good job of finding him. He's really playing at a high level now -- an extremely high level."
The Hawks took an early lead and never gave it up, leading by as much ass 20 on the night. The win moved the Hawks to 3-0 on their season-long six game road trip. It also moved the Hawks to 15-13 on the road for the season, and kept them ahead of Brooklyn for the 4th spot in the Eastern Conference at 33-23.
The game did feature two players facing their former teams for the first time. Devin Harris started in the backcourt for the Hawks and had 12 points and three steals. The man he was traded for, Marvin Williams, started for Utah and had eight points and four rebounds.
Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 26 points and 11 rebounds.
The Hawks will next face