|Date of game: 12/8/2014
Recap: Indiana vs. Atlanta
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Al Horford scored 25 points with eight rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 108-92 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday.
Jeff Teague chipped in with 21 points and seven assists, while Kyle Korver netted 13 points and DeMarre Carroll added 12 for the Hawks, who have won seven straight overall and four consecutive on the road.
Indiana, meanwhile, continues to sputter as it returned home from a winless four-game road trip to lose a fifth straight game.
Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles paced the Pacers with 15 points.
"Clearly the Hawks were a more energized team," said Pacers coach Frank Vogel. "We seemed a step slow."
It does not get any easier for Indiana over the rest of the week, as it plays host to the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers around a road game in Toronto.
Carroll wrapped two 3-pointers around a Chris Copeland trey, then Horford added a basket from deep to give the Hawks an 18-11 lead. Another 3 from Carroll minutes later made it a 10-point game and the visitors led 28-18 after 12 minutes.
"I thought that we were able to set a tone and make sure that we stuck to the game plan, make sure that we defended and rebounded, and make sure that the home team didn't get on any big runs," Horford said.
A 10-3 run to open the second quarter extended the lead for Atlanta as Thabo Sefolosha knocked down back-to-back shots for a 38-21 advantage.
Solomon Hill's layup capped a 10-2 spurt that trimmed the deficit back to 10, but the Hawks scored the final seven points of the half and brought a 60-43 lead into halftime.
Teague's three-point play early in the third gave the Hawks a 68-47 edge.
Indiana trailed by 21 entering the fourth quarter, but Miles helped it get back into the game. Miles hit consecutive 3s to begin the frame for the Pacers, then his four-point play closed the gap to 92-79 with over eight minutes left.
Horford and Millsap answered with baskets, however, and the Hawks withstood Indiana's rally to keep their winning streak alive.Game Notes
Atlanta shot 51.9 percent from the floor ... The Hawks had a 48-36 edge in the
paint ... Horford had a game-high three blocks ... Luis Scola had 12 points
and nine rebounds in the setback.