Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)
Series starts 10/18
(3-2, 2-0 away)
(2-3, 2-0 home)
7:30 PM ET, October 18, 2012
Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
New Orleans: A. Davis 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk
Atlanta: J. Smith 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk
ATLANTA -- Devin Harris scored 14 points, including nine in Atlanta's 21-1 run to open the second half, and the Hawks beat the New Orleans Hornets 97-68 in a preseason game on Thursday night.
Harris joined Jeff Teague and DeShawn Stevenson in Atlanta's three-guard lineup.
Josh Smith led the Hawks with 16 points. Al Horford had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Morrow had 15 points.
Anthony Davis, the No. 1 overall draft pick, led the Hornets with 19 points, including 15 in the first half. Another rookie, Austin Rivers, had 11 points.
Following a 40-40 halftime tie, the Hornets missed their first 13 shots from the field in the third quarter. The Hawks outscored the Hornets 26-7 in the quarter.
Teague left the game with a left ankle injury in the third period. Hawks rookie John Jenkins was held out with a bruised left hand.