Glenn Rivers scored nine of his 22 points in the third quarter as the Atlanta Hawks downed the Detroit Pistons, 114-100, Monday night at Detroit.
The victory was Atlanta's first in six tries against Detroit this season.
With the Hawks trailing, 59-51, in the third quarter, Rivers hit a jumper with 11:34 remaining to spark a 20-6 Atlanta rally.
Dominique Wilkins, who led all scorers with 27 points, capped the rally with three straight baskets that broke a 65-65 tie and gave Atlanta a 71-65 lead with 6:59 left in the quarter. They led 86-78 entering the fourth period.
The Pistons, led by forward Kelly Tripucka's 20 points, could not come back, as Atlanta increased its lead to as many as 18 points in the final period.