Smith's last-second tip lifts 11-2 Hawks

Published Nov. 21, 2009 4:24 a.m. ET

Josh Smith spent most of the fourth quarter cheering on his teammates from the bench.

He was on the court, though, for the biggest play of the game.

After sitting for all but 44 seconds of the final period because of foul trouble, Smith soared through the lane to drop in a missed shot with 0.7 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Hawks won their seventh in a row, beating the Houston Rockets 105-103 Friday night to maintain the NBA's best record.