Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/6/14
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew can stop worrying about his team developing a killer instinct when they have a team down. The Hawks buried the Charlotte Bobcats early and cruised to a 113-90 win Wednesday night at Philips Arena to move to a 14-6 record and tie the Miami Heat for the Southeast Division lead. "That's about as well as we've played in a first half all year," Drew said. "I think we got up to a 17-point lead but it was beyond that. It was how we did it. I thought we were on the money with our coverage." Josh Smith, who scored 18 points and had five rebounds and three assists, said, "I think normally when we get big leads we tend to get complacent a little bit and kind of let our guard down. Tonight we were able to keep our foot on the gas and not let up." Al Horford's streak of consecutive double-double games -- points and rebounds -- ended at seven only because he got a lot of rest in the blowout. He had 11 points and three rebounds in 31 minutes. "Th...
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