Paul Millsap finished with 19 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons, 93-85. Atlanta (7-5) gets one in the win column after losing to Miami on Tuesday.
Millsap shot 8-14 from the field. Other top performers for Atlanta were Jeff Teague with 18 points and 7 assists, DeMarre Carroll with 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Al Horford with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Brandon Jennings put up 21 points for Detroit on 9-21 shooting, including 3-6 from behind the arc. He also registered 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Josh Smith contributed 11 points and 6 rebounds and Andre Drummond finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
In addition to 27.3% from 3-point range, the Pistons tallied an eFG% of just 43.7%. They are winless (0-3) on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Hawks, conversely, are 1-0 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
Detroit (4-7) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating New York on Tuesday.
Coming up, the Hawks will take on the Pistons again on Friday again.