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Hawks soar over Hornets

The Atlanta Hawks took advantage of a reeling New Orleans Hornets squad, winning 121-98 at Philips Arena Saturday.

Atlanta covered as 12.5-point home favorites while the final score played OVER the 196-point total.

The Hawks were led by Joe Johnson's 26 points. Mike Bibby and Josh Smith chipped in with 17 points each.

The Hornets were minus point guard Chris Paul, leaving the scoring to Peja Stojakovic, who scored 25 points in the loss.