Josh Smith scored 27 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading Atlanta over Detroit, 94-79, on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Bettors who backed the Hawks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 4 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 186.5.
Atlanta got 17 points from Mike Bibby and another 15 points from Marvin Williams. Mike Bibby contributed 7 assists, while Josh Smith cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
Detroit got 14 points from Tracy McGrady in a losing cause and another 13 points from Charlie Villanueva. Will Bynum contributed 7 assists for the Pistons, while Ben Wallace had 7 rebounds.
Atlanta led at halftime, 53-51.
The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 39 boards, while Detroit only had 26.
Atlanta heads into a battle against the Knicks. Detroit, meanwhile, will have their next action against Indiana.