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The game was tight for the first half with neither team taking a lead bigger than five points. Atlanta led 52-51 at halftime before breaking the game open in the third quarter.
Horford scored nine points during a 14-2 run that helped Atlanta take a 74-59 lead just past the midpoint of the quarter. Smith added back-to-back dunks, including an emphatic left-hander on a breakaway following a bad pass by Ellis that made it 86-68 late in the third.
NOTES: Warriors F Corey Maggette missed the game with a strained left hamstring. He went to Los Angeles to have the injury examined. ... Golden State F Ronny Turiaf missed the game with flulike symptoms. ... Ellis topped the 5,000 career point mark as well. ...Hawks G Mike Bibby was 1-for-6 from the field and is 3-for-18 over his last three games.
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