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NBA: Atlanta 93, Memphis 83

Dec. 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM

MEMPHIS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Josh Smith scored 24 points and Lou Williams keyed a third-quarter surge Saturday that carried the streaking Hawks over Memphis 93-83.

Williams put in 13 of his 21 points in the decisive third period, in which Atlanta outscored the Grizzlies 32-13.

The victory kept the Hawks hot during a stretch in which they have claimed nine wins in 10 games, including three straight.

Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph (13 rebounds) each scored 18 points for Memphis, which lost for the first time in 14 games against Eastern Conference foes.

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