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NBA scores: Hawks win a pair, improve to 8-4

Atlanta has won five in a row.

Kevin C. Cox

The Atlanta Hawks improved to 8-4 this season with back-to-back wins on Friday and Saturday night.

On Friday, the Hawks took a 101-91 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. Al Horford was the star, scoring 26 points and pulling down 13 rebounds.

Jeff Teague also had a good game for the Hawks. He had 13 points and 12 assists. Josh Smith added 10 points and eight assists.

Atlanta jumped out with a 30-point first quarter and didn't look back. The Bobcats fell to 6-5. They were led by Ramon Sessions, who had 22 points, four rebounds and four assists off the bench.

On Saturday, the Hawks picked up a big win over the Los Angeles Clippers, 104-93.

Zaza Pachulia carried the load, scoring 19 points and picking up 12 rebounds. Teague had another good night himself, scoring 19 points and picking up 11 assists in nearly 45 minutes on the floor.

The Hawks have two games this week to finish off November. They'll host the Bobcats on Wednesday and then finish with the Cavaliers at home on Friday.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.