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ATLANTA (AP) -- Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points, Jannero Pargo had 16 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game slide with a 104-96 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.
Derrick Williams finished with 17 points and Jose Barea had 14 for Minnesota, which lost for the sixth time in seven games after blowing an 18-point lead in the second quarter.
Injuries at guard forced the Hawks to sign Pargo to a 10-day contract earlier Monday, and he did not disappoint.
The 33-year-old, nine-year NBA journeyman hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with 5:26 remaining to give the Hawks their first lead since the 9:40 mark of the first quarter.
Horford pulled down 10 rebounds, and Jeff Teague handed out 10 assists with nine points to help the Hawks win for the third time in 11 games.
Atlanta's depth problems at guard are substantial with Lou Williams sidelined for the rest of the season because of a torn knee ligament, Devin Harris nursing a sprained left ankle and DeShawn Stevenson and Anthony Morrow held out again on Monday.
Pargo, who played 50 games for Atlanta last season and seven with Washington this season, played 25 minutes as rookie John Jenkins failed to score after making his first career start.
Minnesota took its biggest lead at 18 points on Andrei Kirilenko's three-point play at the 4:49 mark of the second quarter, but the Hawks went on a 35-17 run that ended on Mike Scott's dunk to force a 69-69 tie at the 3:18 of the third.
Kyle Korver added 14 points, Anthony Tolliver 11 and Josh Smith 10 for Atlanta.
Kirilenko and Dante Cunningham each scored 13 points, and Greg Stiemsma added 11 for the Timberwolves.
Minnesota was without forward Kevin Love (hand), center Nikola Pekovic (thigh) and guard Alexey Shved (ankle). Cunningham was a game-time decision because he had the flu.
The Hawks outscored Minnesota 60-38 in the second half, shooting 23 for 31 from the field.
NOTES: Terry Porter, filling in while Rick Adelman cares for his sick wife, dropped to 2-6 as Minnesota's interim head coach. ... Atlanta tied a season high by shooting 57.7 percent from the field. ... The Timberwolves have lost five straight on the road and are 6-15 away from home.
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ATLANTA -- A select group of enterprising youngsters from Atlanta's After-School All-Stars program were given the VIP treatment for the Hawks-Timberwolves game on Monday, as part of the festivities celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Approximately 25 pupils from the MLK and Sylvan middle school (6th, 7th and 8th grades) were rewarded for their exemplary service...
When guards Lou Williams and Devin Harris went down with injuries on back-to-back nights last week, Hawks general manager Danny Ferry knew he had to make a move and fast.
Enter Jannero Pargo, a former Hawks guard who signed a 10-day contract with the team to provide a backup for starting point guard Jeff Teague.
Pargo is in his 11th season in the NBA and is your typical journeyman...
The already shorthanded Atlanta Hawks will be without Devin Harris on Monday. Harris sprained his ankle in the Hawks' last game.
The Hawks say (via Twitter) that rookie shooting guard John Jenkins will get his first career start. Jenkins is having a quiet first year: 4.3 points, 1.1 rebounds, .5 assists, .1 steals and .2 blocks with 17 3-pointers made in 11.2 minutes per game...
ATLANTA - The staff at Philips Arena rushed to the court with a stretcher after the first quarter to aid the Atlanta Hawks' dunking mascot Sky Hawk, who got a little too wild on one of his signature moves. He was able to exit under his own power. But that pretty much summed up the situation for the Hawks and the Minnesota Timberwolves, two banged up teams that each had to sign...
The Atlanta Hawks got off to a hot start this season, but have slowly come back down earth. To make matters worse, after a 3-8 start to 2013, the Hawks have now lost "Sweet" Lou Williams for the season after he suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. Lou Williams was the Hawks third leading scorer this season and they will now rely on Devin Harris...
The Atlanta Hawks' injury carousel keeps turning. Al Horford and Zaza Pachulia won't play Wednesday against Charlotte, according to Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore.
Horford is day-to-day with a sore hamstring and calf. Pachulia is being hampered by a sore Achilles tendon.
However, Devin Harris and DeShawn Stevenson did return to practice, Vivlamore reported. Harris...
Rookie John Jenkins' first career start wasn't a memorable one. In 14 minutes, the rookie guard missed all three of his shots, grabbed two rebounds and dished an assist. Stay away from him.
But keep an eye on Jannero Pargo, who was signed to a 10-day contract earlier today and made the most out of his first game with Atlanta: 16 points (6-11 FG), four 3-pointers, a rebound...
Jannero Pargo played in seven games earlier this year with the Wizards.