Hawks down Pacers

The Atlanta Hawks opened the season with a 120-109 victory over the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night at Phillips Arena.

Atlanta covered the 7.5-point spread, and the 229 points sailed OVER the posted total of 205.5.

Al Horford led the Hawks with 24 points and 16 rebounds for a double-double.

Danny Granger tossed in a game-high 31 points in the loss for the Pacers.