Al Horford had a nice game of his own for the Hawks, adding 17 points and 13 rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting.
Atlanta (22-16) snapped a two-game losing streak and collected just its second win of the New Year, defeating a surging Nets team to pull out of the slump. They used an impressive 56-40 first half in which they stifled the Nets, holding them to 39.1 percent from the field and dominating the glass by a margin of 27-18.
Atlanta shot a blazing 57.7 percent from the field.
All five Atlanta starters scored in double figures, and every player that entered the game scored. Brooklyn never led throughout the game, which was never even tied.