|Date of game: 10/6/2014
Recap: Atlanta vs. New Orleans
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Muscala tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks opened their preseason slate with a 93-87 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
John Jenkins paced the Hawks with 13 points while Jeff Teague and Mike Scott netted 11 apiece in the triumph. Rookie Adreian Payne had four points and seven rebounds in just over 20 minutes off the bench in his debut.
The Pelicans got 14 points from sharpshooter Ryan Anderson, who hit four 3- pointers, and 13 from Jrue Holiday in the setback. Anthony Davis scored 11 points and Omer Asik had a game-high 12 rebounds.
Atlanta led 34-18 after one quarter and built a 21-point lead before New Orleans trimmed the margin and made things interesting down the stretch.Game Notes