Hawks fans had to be concerned.
As efficient as the Hawks have been offensively this season, they sometimes contract the sniffles in the fourth quarter. The ball stagnates as all eyes turn to Joe Johnson.
Against Orlando Wednesday night, the Hawks put together a steady third quarter during which they build a double-digit lead. After Mike Bibby drains a 3-pointer on the left wing with 10:22 remaining the fourth quarter, the Hawks lead by nine -- but then fall into a slumber.
They don't hit another field goal until the 1:38 mark, as that 9-point lead is whittled down to three.
Just over a minute later, Vince Carter deadens the crowd when he nails an off-balanced, contested bomb from beyond the arc.
The Hawks must race the ball up the length of the court with no timeouts and 9.9 seconds left on the clock:
Watch the play again. How does Josh Smith get free for the follow?
Ask Rashard Lewis.