ATLANTA -- Jeff Teague and Josh Smith each scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks used a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter to take the lead after trailing by 19 early in the second half and beat the Milwaukee Bucks 109-104 on Friday night.
Atlanta moved one-half game ahead of Chicago for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
Monta Ellis led Milwaukee with 27 points and 17 assists, and Ersan Ilyasova scored 25 points while shooting 6 for 8 on 3-pointers.
Ellis made a 3 with 17.8 seconds remaining to cut Atlanta's lead to 105-102. Al Horford, who had 18 points and 17 rebounds, made two free throws to push the lead to five points.
Devin Harris scored 19 points for Atlanta.
The Hawks, who trailed 59-40 in the opening minute of the second half, finally pulled even at 92-all on a drive by Teague with 5:18 remaining. Teague then set up Horford with an alley-oop layup for Atlanta's first lead since the opening period. A jam by Horford and a layup by Smith capped the 13-0 run.
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