CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew warned his team to take the Charlotte Bobcats seriously and forget all about their record last season.
It sure looked as if his players were listening.
Al Horford had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-91 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Horford called it one of Atlanta's best games of the season.
"They are a lot better this year and it's a division game," he said, "so this was a good win for us."
The Bobcats were an NBA-worst 7-59 last season, but entered Friday night's game winners of five of six to raise their record to 6-4 this year.
Horford was 13 of 17 from the field, helping the Hawks score 50 points in the paint. Kyle Korver hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and finished with 16 points. Jeff Teague added 13 points and 12 assists.
"Jeff did a great job of finding me and getting me easy baskets," Horford said. "He kept finding me time after time and all I had to ...