Jeff Teague scored 18 points and registered 9 assists and 6 rebounds in a complete effort to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a victory over the Detroit Pistons, 96-89. Atlanta (8-5) has now won 7 of their last 10 games.
Teague finished 7-17 from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Atlanta were Al Horford with 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Paul Millsap with 14 points and 7 rebounds. On 9-13 shooting from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line, Kyle Singler put up 22 points for Detroit in the loss. Andre Drummond chipped in 15 points and 16 rebounds and Greg Monroe finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
In addition to 23.1% from 3-point range, the Pistons tallied an eFG% of just 44.6%. They are winless (0-4) on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Hawks, conversely, are undefeated (2-0) when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
This drops Detroit (4-8) to 0-2 against Atlanta on the year.
Coming up, the Hawks battle the Boston Celtics, who are 4-10 on the season. The Pistons go up against the Brooklyn Nets, currently sitting at 3-8 this year.