Hawks 105, Hornets 75

How the game was won: The Hawks rolled every which way in this game, easily the least competitive of the season, as Paul Millsap scored 18 points, and reserve Mike Scott added 14 on a night when Atlanta was able to coast long before taking a 64-28 halftime lead.

Atlanta’s two-game winning streak has made it easier to forget the defensive disaster of Tuesday night’s 126-115 loss to Toronto. But even though the Bobcats’ 25.6 percent shooting in the first half was a season low for a Hawks opponent – one day after Atlanta (9-6) held the Pelicans to 28 first-half points and 29.7 percent shooting – it would be wrong to ignore the fact that Charlotte (4-12) was awful in losing its ninth straight game.

Turning point: There wasn't one, but if you're a stickler for formats … the Hawks' 36-11 second quarter ended this one. Atlanta shot 13-for-17 in the period with an unblemished ledger on five 3-point attempts, and the Bobcats went 4-for-20. No Atlanta player stood out. All Charlotte players laid down.

Number: 44. The Hawks led by 44 twice in the third quarter, fiat 78-34 on a Kyle Korver trey, and then at 80-36 on Horford's turnaround jumper a bit later.

Next: The Hawks will stick around so as to play host to the Celtics Tuesday before going on the road for games at Miami Wednesday and at Brooklyn Friday.