The Observer News Enterprise is live at Time Warner Cable Arena for an NBA match up between the Charlotte Bobcats and the Atlanta Hawks.
Atlanta is coming off of a 104-96 victory against Minnesota, while Charlotte is on a two-game slide with losses to Sacramento and Houston.
Starting line ups
G Kemba Walker
G Gerald Henderson
C Bismack Biyombo
F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
F Hakim Warrick
G Jeff Teague
G Kyle Korver
C Ivan Johnson
F DeShawn Stevenson
F Josh Smith
Byron Mulles (left ankle sprain)
Devan Harris (left ankle), Al Horford (left calf), Anthony Morrow (lower back), Zaza Pachulia (right achilles), Lou Williams (right knee)
At the first timeout, the Hawks have taken a 15-10 lead.
With 2:52 left in the first quarter, Atlanta is still ahead by five points, 17-12.
The Hawks lead 28-20 after the first quarter. Atlanta forward Josh Smith with 10 points to pace his team. Ramon Sessions leads Charlotte with six points.
Bobcats cutting lead down just a little, but still trail. With 6:43 left in the first half, Atlanta is up 35-28.
Atlanta is up slim 43-40 with just over two minutes left until halftime.
Kyle Korver connects on a couple of 3-pointers for the Hawks to push Atlanta's advantage up a little bit. With 3.2 seconds left in the first half, the Hawks leads 53-46.
HALFTIME: ATLANTA 53, CHARLOTTE 46
Leaders: Josh Smith (ATL) 16 points, Kyle Korver (ATL) 12 points
Ramon Sessions (CHA) eight points; Jeffrey Taylor and Kemba Walker (CHA) seven points.
Hawks start the second half with an early run, pulling ahead 61-50. Josh Smith with five points early in the quarter and 21 overall in the game.
Atlanta maintaining a double-digit lead nearing the end of the third quarter. Josh Smith with 24 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Hawks. Ramon Sessions with 17 points to guide Charlotte.
The Hawks are up 79-67 at the end of three quarters. A tough third quarter for Charlotte. Atlanta pulling out early in the third and commanding by as much as 14 points.
Atlanta leads by double digits, but Bobcats cut lead down to 88-81 with 5:54 left in the game. Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien with dunks during the Cats' run.
With 2:13 left, the Hawks have pulled back out to a double digit lead. Atlanta leads 100-88. Josh Smith with 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for the near triple double.
Hawks early run in the third quarter and another run in the
FINAL SCORE: ATLANTA 104, CHARLOTTE 92
Leaders: Josh Smith (ATL) - 30 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, Kyle Korver (ATL) - 21 points (5-of-6 on 3-pointers)
Rammon Sessions (CHA) - 27 points, four assists, Ben Gordon (CHA) - 15 points, six rebounds
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