Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Millsap and Mike Scott scored 20 points apiece and the sizzling Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 93-82 on Monday for their 13th consecutive win.
Atlanta has won 27 of its last 29 games and is one victory shy of tying the longest winning streak in franchise history set in 1993.
"I think that's what is great about our team, we have a deep team," Scott said. "Every night it's going to be someone's night."
Al Horford, named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday, accounted for 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the win.
Greg Monroe had a big game in defeat, scoring 16 points and tying a career high with 20 rebounds. Fellow big man Andre Drummond totaled 13 points and 18 rebounds for Detroit.
"I thought our defense was reasonably good," said Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. "Our offense was terrible. It was as much my fault as our players fault."
The first quarter was a forgetful one for both teams. Detroit did not seem to enjoy the early start time, missing its first seven shots from the floor. Atlanta slowly built an 8-0 lead over the opening minutes before Drummond's dunk gave the Pistons their first points 4:34 into the game.
The Hawks shot just 31.8 percent (7-of-22) from the floor over the first 12 minutes, limited Detroit to 24 percent (6-of-25) shooting and took a 16-12 lead into the second.
Both offenses ramped up the production a little in the second, with Atlanta grabbing a 44-41 lead at the break.
Anthony Tolliver's 3-pointer cut the Pistons deficit to 60-59, but the Hawks ended the final 1:39 of the third on an 8-2 run.
Scott scored eight straight points for Atlanta early in the fourth, then Kent Bazemore buried a corner 3 moments later to give the Hawks an 83-74 lead. Monroe followed with a pair of free throws, but seven points was the closest Detroit got down the stretch.
Detroit had a two-game winning streak snapped ... The Pistons have lost 12- of-13 at Philips Arena ... Detroit outrebounded Atlanta 61-42 ... Kyle Korver scored 13 points in the win.