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Teague, Smith pace Hawks' win over Detroit

ATLANTA — Jeff Teague tied a career high with 24 points and had a season-high 11 assists, and Josh Smith added 20 points and 12 rebounds to help the Atlanta Hawks held off the Detroit Pistons for a 101-96 victory on Friday night.

The Hawks have won two straight and three of four to hold the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference.

Rodney Stuckey finished with 27 points for the Pistons, who ended a three-game winning streak. Detroit had won five of six overall, but now stands 6-22 on the road.

The Hawks got 16 points apiece from Joe Johnson and reserve big man Ivan Johnson.