Pistons-Hawks Report Card

A recap of the Hawks’ 107-100 win over the Pistons on Wednesday:


* The Hawks are now in sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference, 2-1/2 games behind the Cavaliers.

* During the Hawks’ five-game win streak they are averaging 110.4 points and shooting 50.7 percent.

* The Hawks have now scored 60 or more points in the first half four times.

* The Hawks bench outscored the Pistons bench 34-17 with Dennis Schroder (14), Tiago Splitter (11) and Mike Scott (nine).

* Jeff Teague tied his season-high with six rebounds including a career-high four offensive boards.

* Kyle Korver sported a black-and-blue lip, the result of hitting the head of the Trail Blazers’ Gerald Henderson Monday. Korver noted he was called for a foul on the play.

* Korver led the Hawks in plus/minus at plus-13.

* Kent Bazemore and the ARMS Foundation adopted 19 children who attended the game. The children were presented with gifts and gift cards following the game.

Key stat

7 of 18

Piston center Andre Drummond from the free-throw line as the Hawks employed a fouling strategy.

Quote of the game

“My ankle was hurting today. Honest truth.” – Jeff Teague on reason for stellar play

Report card

Offense: A-minus

The Hawks were very good in the first half, scoring 61 points. They shot 48 percent from the field. Teague was excellent with 23 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals. The bench, those not inserted just to foul Drummond, again did solid work.

Defense: B

The Hawks did solid defense work for three quarters. However, they made a game in which they led by 22 points closer than it needed to be by allowing 33 fourth-quarter points. Drummond had 12 points and six rebounds in the fourth quarter after he was contained much of the night.