ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Muscala scored 17 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-80 on Friday night to reach 60 wins for the first time in franchise history.
Kyle Korver had 16 points for Atlanta (60-19), and Al Horford finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Muscala was 8 for 9 from the field in 25 1/2 minutes while filling in for injured forward Paul Millsap.
The Hawks unveiled their Southeast Division banner before the game for their first division title since winning the Central in 1993-94. Then the No. 1 seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs extended their franchise record for wins.
The loss brought the Hornets, who have lost three straight, to the brink of elimination from the playoff race.