Hornets Vs Hawks Final Score: Atlanta cruises to 97-68 win over New Orleans

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

A huge second half propelled the Atlanta Hawks to a 97-68 win over the New Orleans Hornets

The Atlanta Hawks used a big second half run to blow out the New Orleans Hornets 97-68 and improve their preseason record to 2-3. After entering the half tied, Atlanta began the third quarter with a 19-1 run and never looked back.

Josh Smith led five Hawks' players in double figures with 16 points and seven rebounds. Anthony Morrow added 15 points while Devin Harris chipped in 14. Lou Williams chipped in 10 points off the bench and Al Horford logged a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Davis led all scorers with 19 points. Fellow rookie Austin Rivers added 11 while Brian Roberts came off the bench to score 10.

Atlanta rebounded from a subpar shooting first half to finish hitting a respectable 42 percent of its field goal attempts. New Orleans saw its shooting percentage drop all the way to 33 percent in the second half. New Orleans out rebounded Atlanta 29-17 in the first half but held just a 45-44 advantage at the end of the game.

The only concern for Atlanta came in the second half when Jeff Teague suffered an ankle injury on a drive to the basket. Teague left the game and did not return. His status will likely be determined on Friday. Atlanta will play its final home preseason game on Saturday against the Dallas Mavericks.

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