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Pistons Squander Early Lead, Lose At Home To Hawks

Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) – Josh Smith scored 27 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, as the Atlanta Hawks started a seven-game road trip with a 94-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Mike Bibby added 17 points, seven assists and six boards for the Hawks, who snapped a two-game skid. Marvin Williams donated 15 points and eight rebounds.

Tracy McGrady finished with 14 points for the Pistons, who have lost the first three games of a five-game homestand. Charlie Villanueva and Rodney Stuckey tallied 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Detroit was without guard Richard Hamilton (groin).