ATLANTA (AP) -- Jeff Teague tied a career high with 24 points and had a season-high 11 assists, and Josh Smith added 20 points and 12 rebounds to help the Atlanta Hawks held off the Detroit Pistons for a 101-96 victory on Friday night.
The Hawks have won two straight and three of four to hold the
No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference.
Rodney Stuckey finished with 27 points for the Pistons, who
ended a three-game winning streak. Detroit had won five of six
overall, but now stands 6-22 on the road.
The Hawks got 16 points apiece from Joe Johnson and reserve big man Ivan Johnson.
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