Teague finished with 22 points and a season-high 13 assists, as Hawks coach Larry Drew spoke highly of his point guard:
"He got off to a really good start in that first half, which really set the tone for the game... Memphis was laboring a little bit to get up and down. We were trying to put an emphasis on really pushing the basketball."
Smith finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, and also added six assists and three blocked shots. Horford chipped in 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The Hawks had an easier time getting to the boards, outrebounding Memphis 46-38 in snapping a two-game losing streak.
Atlanta was without Zaza Pachulia and DeShawn Stevenson, and ended up starting Anthony Tolliver at power forward. Tollliver finished with eight points and seven rebounds, but two of the rebounds and a three-pointer helped Atlanta make an 14-2 run at the start of the second half to put the game out of reach.
Zach Randolph led Memphis with 20 points, while Mike Conley added 17 points and eight assists. The loss dropped Memphis to 30-18 on the season, but 1-3 since trading Rudy Gay to Toronto. The Hawks improved to 27-21, including 17-8 at home.
The Hawks will host the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, February 8 at 7:30 PM.