By The Associated Press
March 07, 2013
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 114-103 on Monday night for their fifth win in six games.
Josh Smith added 23 points for the Hawks, who were ahead 61-51 at halftime and led by as many as 26 in the third quarter.
The Pistons have lost three straight, all without guard Brandon Knight, who has a hyperextended right knee.
Will Bynum was also out Monday because of a suspension.
Jeff Teague had 20 points for Atlanta, which shot 14-of-33 from 3-point range.
Kyle Korver scored 15 points, all from beyond the 3-point line.
Rodney Stuckey led Detroit with 22 points, and Jonas Jerebko added 21.
Nuggets 119, Lakers 108: In Denver, Wilson Chandler scored 23 points in place of an injured Danilo Gallinari, and Ty Lawson added 22 points for the Nuggets.
The Lakers, who were shut out on the offensive glass in the first half, wanted to slow down the Nuggets, but Denver outscored Los Angeles 33-3 in fast-break points.
Wizards 90, Raptors 84: In Toronto, Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Nene had 11 points and nine rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Raptors for their third straight victory.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Kyle Lowry had 18 for the Raptors, who had won six of their previous seven.