Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Josh Smith showed no ill effects from his brief layoff, racking up 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists to lead the way in the Atlanta Hawks' 107-94 triumph over the Phoenix Suns at Philips Arena.
Smith had sat out the Hawks' 96-92 home win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday due to a sprained left knee, but returned strong in topping four other teammates who scored in double figures and help Atlanta avenge a five- point loss to the Suns in Phoenix back on Mar. 1.
Al Horford and Kyle Korver each chipped in 16 points to the victory, with Horford pulling down 11 rebounds as well, while Devin Harris ended with 14 points and DeShawn Stevenson had 12 for Atlanta.
Goran Dragic topped Phoenix with 21 points and eight assists, with Jermaine O'Neal netting 18 points and Markieff Morris compiling 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The Suns have now dropped three straight, all of which have come by 13 points or more.