Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford (15) goes up over Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
ATLANTA -- Jeff Teague had 19 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks won their fifth straight game with a 104-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.
Blake Griffin scored 22 points and Chris Paul had 19 for the Clippers.
Los Angeles has lost a season-high three consecutive games after winning six in a row.
South Gwinnett grad Lou Williams finished with 18 points and Josh Smith added 17 for Atlanta.
One night after managing season lows in points and field-goal percentage in an 86-76 loss at Brooklyn, the Clippers shot just 42.7 percent from the field. They began the game with the NBA's third-best shooting percentage.
The Clippers twice closed within six before halftime, the second time coming on Griffin's dunk at the 1:20 mark, but Los Angeles was all but run out of Philips Arena in the third.
After Willie Green's layup cut the lead to eight in the first two minutes of the third, the Clippers were outscored 18-4. Smith had a big highlight, catching Pachulia's long pass up the court and dribbling past Griffin for a left-handed dunk that made it 68-50.
Pachulia followed with two baskets, a 16-footer from the left baseline and a putback to give the Hawks a 22-point lead with 4:06 left in the third.
Atlanta never trailed after Teague hit a 17-footer that made it 26-24 early in the second, and Los Angeles' poor shooting played a big role in its demise.
Williams' 20-footer ended a 16-0 run in the second quarter and gave the Hawks a 37-24 lead.
Notes: Hawks G Devin Harris missed the game with a sore big left toe. ... Teague improved to 2-3 against Paul in their matchup of former Wake Forest point guards. ... Saturday also marked the first time in Teague's three seasons that he's had consecutive double-doubles. He finished Friday's win at Charlotte with 13 points and 12 assists. ... Griffin was given a technical foul from the bench early in the fourth, only a couple of seconds after Clippers F Lamar Odum was called for his first personal foul. ... Atlanta's bench outscored Los Angeles' 20-0 in the first half. ... Clippers G Jamal Crawford added to his NBA career record with his 33rd four-point play, hitting a 3 and the ensuing free throw early in the fourth.