ATLANTA -- Jason Terry scored 22 points and Dion Glover added 19, rallying the Atlanta Hawks to a 101-88 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.
With the victory, the Hawks snapped a seven-game losing streak to Charlotte.
The Hawks fell behind by 14 points in the first quarter before switching to a zone defense that frustrated the Hornets.
Charlotte shot just 35 percent over the final three periods and lost for the fourth time in five games.
David Wesley scored 26 points for Charlotte and Baron Davis had 19.
Atlanta's first lead came in the third quarter, and the Hawks pulled away with a 17-5 run to start the fourth, extending their advantage to 92-76. Five players scored during the spurt, led by Terry's six points.
Hornets coach Paul Silas emptied his bench with three minutes left in the game.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim shrugged off a bad start to finish with 16 points and 13 rebounds. He picked up a technical foul during a timeout in the second quarter, and was energized by the call. Abdur-Rahim made four of his last six shots.
The Hawks took their first lead on Glover's 3-pointer with 4:44 left in the third, the first of four straight 3s. Glover added two more and Terry had one, leading Atlanta to a four-point lead at the end of the quarter
Both teams played zone for most of the first half, but Atlanta had more success. Charlotte manhandled the Hawks' conventional man-to-man in the first quarter, taking an 11-point lead and shooting 57 percent.
But against the zone in the second period, the Hornets shot just 6-of-22. Except for an occasional possession, Atlanta stuck with the zone for the rest of the game.
Elden Campbell scored 17 points for Charlotte, and Davis had 12 assists.
Notes: Atlanta's previous victory against Charlotte came Nov. 16, 1999. ... Mottola picked up three fouls in the first quarter and played just 10 minutes. He went to the bench early in the third with his fourth foul and didn't return.
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