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          === Vasquez notches triple-double as Hornets down Hawks ===
 Atlanta,  GA (Sports  Network) -  Greivis Vasquez  recorded the  first triple-
 double  of his career  to lead the New Orleans Hornets past the Atlanta Hawks,
 111-100, at Philips Arena.
 Vasquez  continued  filling the stat  sheet with 21  points, 12 assists and 11
 rebounds  for the  Hornets, who have won  two in a row and snapped a four-game
 road skid.
 Eric  Gordon netted a game-high 27 points, while Ryan Anderson and Robin Lopez
 chipped in 19 and 17 points, respectively, as New Orleans shot 52 percent from
 the field and overcame the Hawks' 13 3-pointers.
 Josh  Smith  added 23 points, eight  helpers and six boards, while Jeff Teague
 totaled  21  points and  nine assists, in  the loss, the  club's third in four
 Atlanta made 51 percent from the field in the first half and drained its first
 three shots out of the break. They then hit a cold patch and connected on just
 2-of-13 the rest of the third quarter.
 The  Hornets took  advantage and went ahead, 68-66, on a Gordon 3-pointer with
 5:14  remaining. The  triple was part of a quarter-ending 22-7 run that helped
 New Orleans open up a 79-71 advantage.
 "It's  been  a trend of  ours in the  past to come out  not very strong in the
 third.  That  hurt us  today. I  think that gave  them confidence," said Hawks
 forward Al Horford.
 The closest the Hawks got in the fourth  was four,  98-94, following a Horford
 dunk, but Anderson came down and got a 3-pointer to fall at the other end with
 3:15 to go.
 After  a Smith runner in the lane, Vasquez sank two free throws before putting
 the game away when he found Lopez behind the defense for an easy slam.
 "To  see him take command of the game like that says a lot about him," Hornets
 head  coach Monty Williams said of Vasquez. "That kid is probably the toughest
 guy I've been around."
 The  Hawks  held a  26-25 lead heading  into the second  quarter and scored 10
 straight points midway through the frame to stretch the margin to 45-31.
 In  the final  minute of  the  half, the  Hornets began  their comeback,  with
 Vasquez hitting a 3-pointer and dishing to Anthony Davis for a dunk to cut the
 deficit to 55-50.
                                   Game Notes
 The  Hornets  are 10-7 with  Gordon in the lineup  ... New Orleans improved to
 2-22  when  its opponent scores  100 or more points  ... Kyle Korver scored 17
 points  and  broke Mookie  Blaylock's Hawks  record by making  at least one 3-
 pointer  in 43  straight games ... The  Hawks fell to 7-1 when recording 30 or
 more  assists ...  Atlanta  center  Zaza Pachulia  returned  from a  four-game
 absence due to a sore Achilles and scored six points in 17-plus minutes.
 02/08 23:19:33 ET