Atlanta Hawks beat Phoenix Suns 96-87

empty basketball arenaYesterday, Friday the 13th of March 2015 the Atlanta Hawks 51-14 (1st Southeast Division) played the Phoenix Suns 34-33 (3rd Pacific Division) in the 1st game of their 2 games series for the NBA 2014-15 Regular Season and this game was played at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona and the game tipped-off 10 PM ET.

The scoring in the game again was of a flip-flop nature as in the 1st quarter of the 1st half the Hawks o Atlanta outscored the Suns of Phoenix 28-23. In the 2nd quarter the Suns outscored the Hawks 27-20 thus the game went to half-time with the score Atlanta 48 and Phoenix 50, thus the Hawks started the 2nd half of the game with a 2 point deficit. In the 3rd quarter the Suns outscored the Hawks 23-17 and the 3rd quarter ended Phoenix 73 and Atlanta 65. But in the 4th quarter the Hawks got hot on the 3 pointers and outscored the Suns 31-14 and the game ended with the final score Atlanta Hawks 96 and the Phoenix Suns 87.

The leading 5 performances in this game for the Hawks of Atlanta came from forward-Milsap-23 points 9 rebounds 3 assists 3 steals 3 blocks, guard-Korver-14 points 4 rebounds 1 assist 2 blocks, center-Horford-12 points 7 rebounds 1 assist 2 steals, forward-Carroll-11 points 5 rebounds 1 assist 1 steal and guard-Schroder-11 points 4 rebounds 6 assists 2 steals off the bench.

The top 5 performances for the Suns of Phoenix in this game came from forward-Mark Morris-22 points 7 rebounds 3 assists 5 steals 2 blocks, guard-Bledsoe-21 points 3 rebounds 6 assists 1 steal, forward-Marc Morris-18 points 6 rebounds 2 assists, forward-Tucker-11 points 9 rebounds 4 assists and guard-Goodwin-9 points 6 rebounds 2 assists and 2 blocks.

In the team statistics were as follows: Hawks with 38 rebounds 22 assists 11 steals 6 blocks 11 turnovers Suns with 45 rebounds 19 assists 7 steals 6 blocks 18 turnovers

Let’s take a look at the Team statistics for this game starting with points scored: The Hawks scored the winning 96 points on the 83 field goals they attempted for 46% completion, and on 3-pointers they made 8 of 18 for 44% completion, while on foul shots they made 10 of 12 for an 83% completion rate. On the other side the Suns of Phoenix scored 87 points on the 78 field goal attempts making 32 for 41% completion and on 3 pointers they made 10 of 26 for 38% completion, while on fouls shots they made 13 of 21 for an 61% completion rate.

On the non-scoring statistics the Hawks had 38 total rebounds (7 offensives and 11 defensive), on assist they made 22, blocks 6, on steals 11, turnovers 12 and made 20 fouls in the game. Meanwhile the Suns had 45 total rebounds (11 offensives and 34 defensive), 19 assists, and 6 blocks, 7 steals. Turnovers 18 and they made 18 fouls in the game.

For those that Bet on NBA at an Offshore sportsbook, it may be interesting for you to know that t his is the 21st road game win for the Hawks this season, and that ties them with Memphis for 2nd while the Warriors lead the road game wins for NBA Teams this 2014-15 season with 23 wins on the road. The next game for Atlanta is on Wednesday against the Golden State whom is the Western Conference leaders at this time. The Suns will play at home on Sunday against the New York Knicks.