The battle between the Hawks and Bobcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Charlotte was handed a 113-90 defeat on Thursday at Philips Arena.
Bettors who backed the Hawks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 10 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 191.5.
Atlanta got 20 points from Devin Harris and another 18 points from Josh Smith. Lou Williams contributed 9 assists, while Ivan Johnson cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Charlotte got 17 points from Gerald Henderson in a losing cause and another 16 points from Ramon Sessions. Kemba Walker contributed 6 assists for the Bobcats, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 6 rebounds.
The Hawks hit the break leading 60-43 before taking care of business in the second half.
Atlanta won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-31.
Atlanta heads into a battle against the Warriors. Charlotte, meanwhile, will have their next action against Orlando.