Hawks stay hot with 119-97 win

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday, March17, 2009. (AP) -- Al Horford had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Josh Smith finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Atlanta Hawks' sixth straight victory, 119-97 over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

Improving to 26-7 at home, the Hawks are 40-28 overall, their highest win total since 1997-98. They moved three games ahead of fifth-place Miami in the Eastern Conference standings.

Kevin Martin scored 31 for Sacramento, which increased its losing streak to four games overall and on the road. The Kings have dropped 13 of 14 away from California, where they are 4-30 this season.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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