ATLANTA (AP) _ Al Horford scored 26 points and Atlanta rallied past injury-depleted New Orleans, which led much of the way but couldn’t hang on without Anthony Davis.
After trailing by 12 points in the first half, the Hawks pulled away down the stretch. Paul Millsap converted a couple of three-point plays to help seal the victory for Atlanta, which bounced back from a home loss to Minnesota two nights earlier.
The Hawks didn’t have to worry about Davis. The star centre missed the game with a bruised right hip sustained Tuesday against Dallas in the Pelicans’ first win of the season. Horford took advantage by making 11 of 15 shots, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Millsap was also a force, finishing with 19 points and 16 rebounds.
Eric Gordon led New Orleans with 26 points.