Stat Line of the Night — 12/26/2012 — Josh Smith
While most basketball fans have been fixated on the battle for top spot in the Eastern Conference this season between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks, the Atlanta Hawks have been quietly lurking not far behind those two powerhouse squads. And an impressive performance from Josh Smith during last night’s game against the Detroit Pistons has kept the Hawks within striking distance of the Heat and the Knicks.
Smith poured in a team-high 31 points to go along with 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks in 48 minutes of action last night. Those numbers were enough help the Hawks claw their way to a 126-119 double-overtime victory, while earning Smith “The Stat Line of the Night” for Wednesday, December 26, 2012.