Horford's 22 points lead hot Hawks past Rockets, 109-97
ATLANTA (AP) Al Horford scored 22 points and the streaking Atlanta Hawks continued to feast on Western Conference teams by beating Michael Beasley and the Houston Rockets 109-97 on Saturday night.
The Hawks have won five straight and eight of nine. They've also won six straight against Western Conference teams.
Beasley led Houston with a season-high 30 points, including 12 of the team's 14 fourth-quarter points. James Harden had 25 and Dwight Howard had eight points and 17 rebounds.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points off Atlanta's bench, his second straight game with at least 20 points. He made five of seven 3-pointers.