Rookie Jeff Teague, playing 15 of his 26 minutes in the second half, had 16 points and five assists for the Hawks (4-1), while Josh Smith and Joe Johnson both scored 13 points.
Randy Foye, starting in place of the flu-ridden Gilbert Arenas, led the Wizards (3-3) with 19 points and six assists. Caron Butler added 14 points and Brendan Haywood had seven points and 10 rebounds in his return after missing three games with a sprained right ankle.
Joe Smith, in his first game for the Hawks this preseason, had two points and four rebounds and was called for four fouls in 14 minutes.
The Wizards shot 12.5 percent (1 of 8) from beyond the 3-point line in the first half and ended at 33.3 percent (6 of 18) while the Hawks hit all four of their 3-point attempts in the first quarter and finished at 57.1 percent (8 of 14) for the game.
Arenas remained at the team hotel with flu-like symptoms. He was not expected to fly to Philadelphia with the team for Tuesday's game against the Sixers. Coach Flip Saunders said Arenas would fly to Washington as soon as he was feeling better. G Mike Miller began to experience flu-like symptoms in the locker room shortly after the team arrived at Philips Arena, and was sent back to the hotel. The Wizards got flu shots last week. ... Hawks F Zaza Pachulia sat out with a sore hip.