The 20 three-pointers break the franchise record of 19 set by the 1996 team. Kyle Korver led the 3-point barrage by going 6-of-8 on the night to break out of a 17-of-54 slump from long range since the All-Star break.
The Hawks were coming off of a tough loss to the Philadelphia 76ers over the weekend, which snapped a 6-game winning streak. All 5 of Atlanta's starters finished in double figures, and Dennis Schroder added 12 points off the bench. The Hawks finished shooting 60 percent from the floor by making 53-of-88 shots.
Atlanta recorded an NBA season-high 42 assists, which is also the most for the franchise since the 1993 season. Jeff Teague had a double-double of 18 points and 13 assists for the Hawks, who led by 22 at the break. Al Horford contributed 18 points and summed up his team's performance by saying "That's Hawks basketball."
Atlanta is now 50-13 on the season and will visit the Denver Nuggets tomorrow night.
Meanwhile out west, the Golden State Warriors became the second NBA team to 50 wins with a 98-80 win over the Phoenix Suns. Stephen Curry led the way yet again with 36 points, including 25 in the second half. Klay Thompson scored 25 for the Warriors, who are a half game better than the Hawks.
Curry finished 7-of-13 from 3-point range, including 6-of-8 in the second half, en route to his 13th 30-point game of the season. Draymond Green added a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds in Golden State's 4th straight win.
The Warriors capitalized on 18 Phoenix turnovers to score 33 points off of them. Golden State dominated the second half of a game that was tied at 46 at halftime. The Suns made a late first half run after trailing by 11 early on.
Golden State now sits at 50-12 on the season and will host the Detroit Pistons tomorrow night.