The Detroit Pistons have addressed their biggest need with one the best free agents available.
Josh Smith and the Pistons have agreed to a $54 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced.
Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a 27-point deficit in the first half to beat Boston 123-111 in double-overtime on Friday night, handing the Celtics their sixth straight loss.
The Atlanta Hawks suspended top-scorer Josh Smith for Wednesday night’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets for “conduct detrimental to the team” following an incident in practice the previous day.
By Al Horford
, Atlanta Hawks
, Eric Gordon
, Greivis Vasquez
, Josh Smith
, Monty Williams
, New Orleans Hornets
, Robin Lopez
, Ryan Anderson
, Zaza Pachulia
The new year opened with a scene hauntingly familiar from the past for the New Orleans Hornets.
By George Henry
Devin Harris scored 20 points, Josh Smith added 18 and the surging Atlanta Hawks beat Charlotte 113-90 on Thursday night to hand the Bobcats their 10th straight defeat.