After destroying the Spurs on national television on Sunday, the Lakers continued their fantastic hot streak after the All-Star break, winning their eight game in a row against an uninspired Atlanta Hawks team at Philips Arena, 101-87.

The streak ties the Lakers' longest streak all season when they started the season with eight wins and no losses.

In the third quarter, the Lakers led by 22.

Kobe Bryant scored 26 points and the Lakers now have the same amount of wins as Western Conference second seed Dallas.

Bryant moved into sixth place on the all-time NBA scoring list, surpassing Moses Malone.

Andrew Bynum added 16 points and 16 rebounds. Bynum has been particularly effective on the boards recently. Against the Spurs and Bobcats, Bynum brought down 17 rebounds in each game.

Al Horford had a solid game for the Hawks. The 24-year-old big man led Atlanta with 17 points and nine rebounds.

The Hawks have now lost three games in a row, and with the addition of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the Knicks, the Hawks' fifth-seed spot in the playoffs may be in jeopardy if New York gets hot.

The Lakers now have a record of 46-19. The Hawks drop to 37-27.