GAME NOTES

-- The Hawks took care of business at Philips Arena on Wednesday, handing the Pistons a 116-84 defeat.

-- Atlanta started the game on a 16-5 run and never slowed down on their way to a 39-20 lead after one, the highest scoring quarter of the year.

-- The Hawks kept rolling in the second, pushing the lead to as many as 37, before settling for a 72-42 advantage at the break (highest scoring half of the season) ... Atlanta's .622 FG% in the first half was also a season-best.

-- All 12 available Hawks players scored in the opening 24 minutes, as the bench accounted for 47 of the 72 points.

-- The lead was 96-61 after three and went up to 41 in the fourth.

-- Tracy McGrady's season-high 17 points paced Atlanta and Ivan Johnson recorded a double-double (16 points\10 rebounds) ... Joe Johnson scored 13 and Josh Smith 12, while Marvin Williams and Willie Green had 10 apiece.

-- The Hawks reserves finished the night with a season-best 72 points.

-- Greg Monroe led Detroit with 17 points.

-- The Hawks are back in action on Friday vs. Boston at Philips Arena (7pm on SportSouth HD, ESPN and 98.9 FM).