Hawks Down Detroit 101-96 - Match Report
The Hawks got a 24-point performance from Jeff Teague, who added 11 assists as Atlanta ran past Detroit 101-96 on Friday at Philips Arena.
Atlanta did not, however, defeat the Pistons against the spread, which closed at 9 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 186.5.
Atlanta got 22 points from Josh Smith and another 16 points from Joe Johnson. Jeff Teague contributed 11 assists, while Josh Smith cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Detroit got 27 points from Rodney Stuckey in a losing cause and another 15 points from Will Bynum. Greg Monroe contributed 4 assists for the Pistons, while Greg Monroe had 8 rebounds.
Atlanta led at halftime, 52-43.
Atlanta won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-38.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face Charlotte looking for another win. For Detroit, they head on the road to face Miami.