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Atlanta vs Charlotte Recap - Hawks Win 116-96

Atlanta cruised to victory on Saturday, running Charlotte out of the gym and running up a 116-96 score at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Bettors who backed the Hawks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 8 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 188.5.

Joe Johnson had 18 points for Atlanta and Ivan Johnson chipped in with 17 points. Jannero Pargo had 9 assists for the Hawks, while Zaza Pachulia was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 16 boards.

The Bobcats got a 22-point performance from Cory Higgins, who was supported by 17 points from Byron Mullens. Kemba Walker had 6 assists in a losing cause for Charlotte, while Bismack Biyombo grabbed 5 rebounds.

Atlanta led at halftime, 48-36.

The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 42 boards, while Charlotte only had 31.

Atlanta looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Celtics. The Bobcats will aim to get back on the winning track vs Washington.