Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Toronto Raptors in a battle of two teams under 500. 113-111 in overtime. The Raptors had a chance to win but came up short though luck. Joe Johnson had 26 points and 9 assists in 53 minutes. Joe played the entire game and the Hawks need to monitor that and make sure you give him a few bench minutes. Al Harrington had 26 points and 9 boards in 37 minutes. Al plays just the right number of minutes the Hawks should focus on getting Johnson a back up over the off season. Josh Smith had 9 points and 7 blocks in 44 minutes. Smith is an amazing gravity defining leaper who can get up and block shots with ease. Charlie Villanueva had 25 points and 11 boards in 39 minutes. Villanueva proved he was good enough to be drafted no. 7 and I'm still surprised by his skill. Chris Bosh had 26 points and 6 boards in 51 minutes. Bosh was not the best rebounder in the game for his team Villanueva are both great rebounders and the Raptors need them on both ends.