Jason Terry on the Hawks : “Give them a lot of credit. In the fourth quarter, they picked up the aggression, which we knew they would."
To say the Rockets missed James Harden in the final 2 minutes tonight against Hawks is an understatement.
Hawks came back from 15 in 4Q to beat the Rockets 104-96. ATL 17-4 against the West and 21.5 games ahead of the Heat with 22 games to go.
FINAL: Hawks 104, Rockets 96. Hell of an effort by Rockets, but it fell apart in 4th. Terry, D-Mo, Bev, TJones, Smoove... bravo.
After trailing by as many as 18, the Hawks come back to beat the Rockets 104-96. http://t.co/Mcr2ZDormT
That's the 15th foul whistled against the Rockets in the second half. The Hawks were called for 5.
Man. Hawks/Rockets tied at 96 w 1:51 left.
Some bad calls have gone against Rockets here in the 4th, but when defense ramps up like this, you sorely miss Harden. Hawks up 91-90.
Hawks on a 19-3 run to take a 91-90 lead with 4:24. Crowd is so loud it almost makes an ATL native misty.
Hawks fans celebrate a missed Josh Smith three. This should be fun.
Josh Smith gets a "shooter's" bounce in Atlanta. Smith shushes the crowd into the Hawks timeout. Fans sufficiently riled.
Hawks really pick up the defense. Terrific as their ball movement offense is, weird their D often overlooked as huge part of their success.
The Hawks right back in this one-Rockets lead 65-58 and the Hawks are clawing away.
The Hawks are on a 10-3 run to start the second.
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer just got his first tech of the season. Brad Stevens and David Blatt don't have one this season.