AP Sports Writer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Al Horford had his first career triple-double, scoring 21 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks to their ninth straight win, 105-87 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.
The Hawks easily thumped the Sixers even while resting 60 percent of their starting lineup. Leading scorer Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll all sat out with the team in a stretch of four games in five nights.
The Hawks have won 23 of 25 and also won their ninth straight road game. They are in first place this late in the season for the first time since they won the East in 1993-94.
Kent Bazemore scored 17 points and Kyle Korver had 15. The Hawks made 12 of 23 3-pointers
Michael Carter-Williams scored 20 points for the Sixers.
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