Josh Smith promised the Atlanta fans that he would improve his shooting percentage. Tonight, Smith was 8-14 from the field, including 1-2 from beyond the 3 point line. Joe Johnson followed Smith's lead with 14 points of his own; 12 of which came in the 2nd half. "It's great man. It feels great to get off to a great start. We want to get to the ECF, and beating teams from the East in the regular season helps us get closer to that goal." Josh Smith said. "#ATLSwag, that's what we want the fans to get behind. Say it together #ATLSwag. This is what motivates us." Smith added with energy and enthusiasm. The 3-1 Hawks have a match up with the Utah Jazz to look forward to.