Al Horford turned in another spectacular performance as the Atlanta Hawks extended their winning streak to three games with a 114-103 win over the Detroit Pistons.
Atlanta got off to a somewhat slow start and trailed the Pistons 24-19 with just over two minutes remaining in the first quarter. The Hawks closed the quarter with an 8-0 run behind a pair of three-point buckets from Devin Harris to take a 27-24 lead.
The Hawks continued to pull away in the second and third quarters behind a barrage of three pointers and the play of Al Horford. Atlanta outscored the Pistons 61-46 over the second and third quarters and cruised home for the victory.
Atlanta hit 14-33 attempts from long range and Horford finished with 23 points and a season-best 22 rebounds to lead the Hawks. Josh Smith also scored 23 points while Jeff Teague added 20 points to go along with 12 assists. Kyle Korver finished with 15 while Harris added 11 off the bench.
Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 22 points on 10-17 shooting. Jonas Jerebko added 21 points while Greg Monroe chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds.
The win moves the Hawks into fourth place in the Eastern Conference percentage points ahead of the Brooklyn Nets. Atlanta improves to 2-0 on its current six-game road trip and takes the season series from the Pistons 2-1.
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