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NBA: New Orleans 111, Atlanta 100

Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:30 PM

ATLANTA, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Greivis Vasquez put together the first triple-double of his career Friday and Eric Gordon scored 27 points in boosting New Orleans over Atlanta 111-100.

The Hornets turned a five-point halftime deficit into an eight-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and held on to win their second straight.

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Vasquez, in his third NBA season, scored 21 points to go with 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Gordon went 10-of-19 from the field as part of a 52-percent shooting effort for the Hornets.

Josh Smith scored 23 points for Atlanta and Jeff Teague added 21. The Hawks made 13-of-24 from 3-point range, but lost for the third time in four games.

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