Atlanta has not lost since December 26th against the Milwaukee Bucks. They are winners of 27 of their past 29 games, and sit atop the Eastern Conference. Their win on Monday was in front of a sellout crowd of 19,108 to open a 7-game homestand.
The Hawks pulled away from the Pistons in the 4th quarter, after Detroit would not go away through 3 quarters. Scott had 8 points in the final quarter, helping out after Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver shot a combined 8-of-23. Korver heated up with 2 three-pointer in the 3rd quarter, and finished with 13 points.
Al Horford finished with 14 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds, as the Hawks pulled within 1 of their franchise-record 14-game winning streak. That record was set in the 1993-94 season.
The Pistons were looking for their franchise-record 8th straight road win, and had won 11 of 13 overall. Instead, Detroit lost their 3rd in a row against the Hawks this season. Greg Monroe had a double-double of 16 points and 20 rebounds, while Andre Drummond finished with 13 points and 18 rebounds, but mad just 3-of-12 free throws.
The Hawks now sit with an Eastern Conference-best 34-8 record, and will put their win streak on the line at home against the Indiana Pacers tomorrow night. The Pistons sit at 16-26, a game and a half out of playoff spot, and will host the Orlando Magic tomorrow.