Hawks vs Pistons final score: Atlanta completes sweep of Detroit 96-89

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Jeff Teague finished with 18 points and nine assists as the Atlanta Hawks complete a home-and-home sweep of the Detroit Pistons 96-89.

The Atlanta Hawks completed a home-and-home sweep with a 96-89 win over the Detroit Pistons. The win was Atlanta's second straight and improves their record to 8-5 on the season.

Atlanta got another great game from Jeff Teague who scored 14 of his team-high 18 points in the third quarter. Teague also led the way in assists finishing with nine and energized his teammates with a chasedown block of Brandon Jennings moments after a turnover.

The Hawks jumped out to a 27-22 lead at the end of the first quarter but weren't able to prevent the Pistons from hanging around. Detroit took an 87-86 lead with just 3:30 remaining with a pair of free throws by Rodney Stuckey. DeMarre Carroll put Atlanta back in front with a lay in moments later and they would not relinquish the lead again from that point.

Al Horford finished with a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver finished with 14 each while DeMarre Carroll chipped in 12.

Prior to the game, Mo Cheeks made a change to his starting lineup by shifting Josh Smith to the bench in favor of Kyle Singler. Singler responded by scoring a career-high 22 points on 9-13 shooting. Rodney Stuckey finished with 17 points off the bench while Andre Drummond was again a monster on the interior with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Greg Monroe also finished with a double-double with 11 points and 11 boards.

Smith played 19 minutes off the bench but went scoreless on 0-7 shooting. Following the game, Pistons.com writer Keith Langlois reported that Smith was benched by Cheeks for missing Thursday's practice.

Atlanta won't have long to enjoy the win as they are right back at it on Saturday when they take on the Boston Celtics at Philips Arena.

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