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ATLANTA - Josh Smith and Al Horford dragged themselves off the court, exhausted, barely able to manage a feeble fist bump. And barely able to laugh at each other as they did. The Atlanta Hawks had just blown a 22-point lead in the fourth quarter but scraped out a 126-119 double-overtime win over the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night at Philips Arena. "A couple of times I thought we were dead in the water," Hawks coach Larry Drew said. "Physically, we have some guys over in that locker room pretty beat up right now. But you have to expect that when you play teams like Detroit." Jeff Teague gave the Hawks the lead for good with a three-pointer at 2:46 of the final overtime period, and he scored nine of his 17 points in the last three minutes of the second extra period. He also had 10 assists. "We just started playing," Teague said. "We were playing cautious. We had the big lead and didn't want to lose the game. "We just decided to...
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