The Kings, who are completing a three-game trip, moved a game below the break-even mark away from Arco Arena with Thursday’s 101-90 victory at New Orleans. The win was the 13th in the last 15 games overall for Sacramento, which opened the trip with a 105-100 loss at Memphis on Tuesday.
The Kings, however, are only 26-78 all-time at Atlanta, including losses in 13 of their last 14 trips.
Sacramento shot a season-high 55 percent (37-for-67) against the Hornets, and ranked up 30 assists.
“Our big men are some of the best passers in the league. Our offense is run through them and if we get open they get us the ball,” said point guard Mike Bibby, who had 19 points. “We were just trying to move a lot and that’s harder to guard than just regular plays.”
Brad Miller had 21 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists, missing his third triple-double of the season. The 7-foot center also had four blocks, and made 8-of-10 field goals for the Kings.
“I was just letting things come to me,” said Miller, who has shot 69 percent (20-for-29) over his last three games. “What’s great about this team is that somebody gets it going, doing something at some point. I never worry about getting numbers.
“Everything just comes and you keep fighting.”
The Hawks have lost 11 of their last 13, including a season-high five in a row with Tuesday’s 98-85 setback to Golden State.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim recorded his 14th double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Theo Ratliff added a season-high 15 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season, and Lee Nailon chipped in a season-high 15 points.
The Hawks are 5-8 against teams .500 or better this season.
“We just have to keep working hard in practice and hopefully good things will happen,” Hawks rookie Travis Hansen said. “We’ll get back after it tomorrow to get ready for Sacramento on Friday.”