Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:39PM
Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) shoots the ball over Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller (40) in the first half at Philips Arena. (Reuters)
Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) shoots the ball over Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller (40) in the first half at Philips Arena. (Reuters)

In the NBA, the Atlanta Hawks have routed the Charlotte Hornets 103-76 at Philips Arena.

The Hawks, who were playing at home, were the better side of the game and managed to end the first half with a 63-44 lead.

Atlanta maintained their dominance in the third and final frames which led to their huge 27 points victory.

With the win, the Hawks grabbed the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. Dwight Howard scored 19 points for the Hawks while Jeremy Lamb scored 21 points for the Hornets.