Once the Hawks started rolling, there was no stopping them.

The Pistons offered little resistance any way.

The Hawks built a 26-point lead and posted a 114-103 victory over the Pistons Monday night at The Palace at Auburn Hills. The victory moves the Hawks into a fourth-place tie with the Nets in the Eastern Conference.

Al Horford continued his strong scoring efforts. He finished with 23 points and 22 rebounds, tying a career-high. It was the sixth straight game Horford has scored 20 or more points. Horford put an exclamation point on his effort by hitting a 3-pointer in the final minutes.

“I think he’s trying to prove to everybody that he should have been an All-Star,” Jeff Teague said. “He is a really good player. We all know that. He is showing everybody what he can do. Twenty-two rebounds tonight. That’s big.”