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Thunderstruck: ATL gets 1st win as Hawks upset Thunder 104-95 in OKC

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Quick Facts

Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs Oklahoma City Thunder

What?: Hawks win 104-95

Where?: Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, OK)

When?: Sunday, November 4, 2012

How?: Heart & 4th quarter surge

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Game Leaders

Points: Kevin Martin (28)

Rebounds: Al Horford & Kevin Durant (12)

Assists: Russell Westbrook (9)

Steals: Jeff Teague, Anthony Morrow & Kevin Durant (3)

Blocks: Serge Ibaka (3)

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Player Grades: Each player is given a grade on an A+ through F scale based upon their game performance.

Box Score

Atlanta Hawks

Jeff Teague: B 

DeShawn Stevnson: B-

Kyle Korver: C

Anthony Tolliver: B-

Al Horford: A

Bench: A+

Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook: B

Thabo Sefolosha:

Kevin Durant: B+

Serge Ibaka: C+

Kendrick Perkins: C-

Bench: B

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SDS Plays of the Game:

Jeff Teague’s spin and score

Teague dunks over Durant

Dunk of the Night

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SDS Player of the Game:

Al Horford

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Final Thoughts:

With their best player (Josh Smith) inactive due to a right ankle sprain, the Hawks led by Al Horford upset the defending Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder in the toughest basketball environment the NBA has to offer. The only way a team can accomplish a feat so insurmountable such as that, is only possible if that teams has heart. Hawks have tons of heart.

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Upcoming Match-Up:

The Atlanta Hawks will be at home next game hosting the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 PM (ET).

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Tags: Al Horford Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder

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