AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- On the second game of a tough road trip, Al Horford and the Atlanta Hawks made the most of a chance to put away a weakened opponent.
Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, leading the Hawks to a 114-103 victory over the banged-up Detroit Pistons on Monday night. It was the fifth win in six games for Atlanta.
The Pistons were without injured guard Brandon Knight and suspended guard Will Bynum.
"Obviously, Detroit's a little depleted, and in the past, we've kind of relaxed when that happens," Horford said. "I think that we did a great job of coming out and staying aggressive."
Josh Smith added 23 points for the Hawks, who were ahead 61-51 at halftime and led by as many as 26 in the third quarter.
The Pistons have lost three straight, all without Knight, who has a hyperextended right knee. Bynum was also out Monday, suspended for a game for striking Indiana forward Tyler Hansbrough during a game against the Pacers on Saturday.
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