Hawks 99, Pistons 89

How the game was won: Jeff Teague scored a season-high 28 points and rescued the Hawks from a late-game stagger as Atlanta carried play for the first 2.5 quarters and the final eight minutes to snap a two-game losing streak.

The Hawks (6-5) reacquainted themselves with defense, holding Detroit (3-10) to 37.3 percent shooting.

Paul Millsap kept doing it, pitching in 15 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals. He entered the game as the only NBA player averaging 18 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals (2.1) and a block per game.

Turning point: The Hawks moved methodically to a 70-51 lead on Pero Antic's jumper with 4:25 left in the third quarter. Then, they hit the snooze button. The Pistons rode a 23-4 blitz into the fourth quarter to tie the game at 74 on D.J. Augustin's runner with 8:31 left.

Then, the alarm went off, and Atlanta closed 25-15 with Teague scoring nine points down the stretch.

Number: 0. The Hawks did not win with the long ball, making just 5-of-24 3-points shots. The bench missed all 10 treys.

Next: The Hawks will play at Washington Tuesday before hosting the Raptors Wednesday, the Pelicans Friday and the Hornets Saturday.