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January 24, 2013

Smith scores 30, leads Hawks over Bobcats 104-92

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap accepted responsibility for his team's recent struggles at home.

"The frustration is high," Dunlap said. "When you're in charge, and I'm in charge, that frustration has to be handled the right way."

Dunlap said that's why he doesn't show much emotion. He knows it's all about building for the future, which means developing young players.

"We're doing certain things here and unfortunately we're going to have nights like this," Dunlap said.

NOTES: Jeff Teague had 10 points for Atlanta, finishing in double figures for the 30th time this season. ... The Bobcats continue to struggle to get balanced scoring production from their starters. In fact, their five starters barely outscored Smith, combining for just 31 points. ... Charlotte's big men, Hakim Warrick, Bismack Biyombo and Jeff Adrien, combined for just 12 points, while Gana Diop and Tyrus Thomas didn't even play.

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