Dwight Howard repeatedly insisted that this had nothing to do with revenge.
Howard scored 24 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in his first game in Houston since signing with Atlanta in the offseason, leading the Hawks to a 113-108 victory over the Rockets on Thursday night.
"I didn't really think about it like that," Howard said. "It wasn't like, 'Aww, we've got to beat Houston because it's my first time back.' I just knew we needed the win."
The Hawks trailed by as many as 20 points and entered the fourth quarter down 13 before Howard led a late comeback.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had a career-high 33 points for Atlanta, including a driving dunk...