Atlanta has won five of six and 11 out of 13 in keeping pace with defending NBA champion Miami in the Southeast Division. Both teams have 14-6 records.
Charlotte's losing streak reached 10 games, its most recent victory having come on Nov. 24 against Washington.
The Hawks built as much as a 28-point lead with 7 minutes left in the third period and shot 57 percent for the contest. They made 14-of-29 from 3-point range.
Gerald Henderson produced 17 points in leading the Bobcats, who will attempt to end their losing streak on Saturday at home against Orlando.
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