Hawks 106 Warriors 105
The Hawks have won five in a row on the road for the first time since the 1993-94 season in which they finished as the #1 seed in the East (and traded Dominique). They botched a bunch of free throws, which has been an intermittent problem this year. Speedy Claxton was the prime offender, going 0-5 from the line in a game in which he played very well, otherwise. As is usually the case in a Hawks win, the team was led by big nights from Joe Johnson (21 points and 11 assists) and Josh Smith (29 points and ten rebounds). This season is starting to get exciting, although the team is weirdly better on the road, especially coming on the heels of several season in which the team could not win on the road.