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 was 13 of 17 from the field. Kyle Korver hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and finished with 16 points for Atlanta. Jeff Teague added 13 points and 12 assists, and Josh Smith had 10 points and eight assists.
The Hawks (7-4) led most of the game. The Bobcats (6-5) got within six in the fourth quarter, but the rally fizzled from there.
Charlotte was led by Ramon Sessions, who had 22 points. Kemba Walker added 16 points and nine assists. Walker and Sessions have scored in double digits every game this season.
Charlotte trailed by 10 with two minutes remaining, but Byron Mullens hit a jumper from the corner and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist beat Horford to the basket on a strong drive to make it 97-91.
Smith then found Horford for a dunk to put the Hawks back up by eight and Horford knocked down a 16-footer to put the game away.