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NBA: Atlanta 113, Charlotte 90

Dec. 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Devin Harris led Atlanta to a big shooting night Thursday and the Hawks rolled to a 113-90 victory over Charlotte.

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.

Harris was 7-of-11 from the field and scored 20 points off the bench. Josh Smith added 18 points for Atlanta, Ivan Johnson had 16 and both Kyle Korver and Lou Williams scored 13.

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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