Pistons Dominate Hawks In Fourth, End Four-Game Skid
Richard Hamilton scored 24 points and the Detroit Pistons ended a four-game losing streak with a 103-80 victory against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
Charlie Villanueva added 23 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit, which blew a 25-point lead in a loss to Toronto on Saturday. Josh Smith led the Hawks with 26 points, while Al Horford added 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Detroit dominated the first half, leading from the first possession on its way to a 49-37 halftime lead. Hamilton had 20 points and the Pistons held Atlanta to 34 percent shooting.
The Pistons, though, have become renowned for third-quarter collapses, and had another one against the Hawks. Atlanta scored the first 11 points of the second half, cutting the deficit to one.