Vasquez's triple-double leads Hornets past Hawks

Vasquez's triple-double leads Hornets past Hawks
February 8, 2013, 9:57 pm
Share This Post

New Orleans Hornets power forward Anthony Davis (23) scores against Atlanta Hawks in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

(APWF)

ATLANTA (AP) Greivis Vasquez had his first career triple-double and Eric Gordon scored 27 points, leading New Orleans to a 111-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night and a rare winning streak for the last-place Hornets.

Vasquez scored 21 points, dished out 12 assists and grabbed 11 rebounds for New Orleans, which rallied from a 14-point deficit in the first half and withstood a late charge by the stumbling Hawks.

Al Horford drove for a slam that cut the Hornets' lead to 98-94 with 3 1/2 minutes remaining. But Ryan Anderson sank a 3-pointer that caught the front of the rim, bounced high off the backboard and fell through. Anderson pumped his right fist; the Hawks never got closer than five the rest of the way.

Josh Smith led Atlanta with 23 points.