Found November 06, 2013 on
Fox Sports South:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. --Al Horford had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks held off the Sacramento Kings for a 105-100 victory on Tuesday night.
The Hawks (2-2) led by 17 points going into the fourth quarter but the Kings cut it to three with 32 seconds left. Isaiah Thomas had a chance to tie it with 3 second left but missed a 3-pointer and the Hawks beat the Kings for the 11th straight time, including six straight in Sacramento.
Jeff Teague had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, while both Kyle Korver and Cartier Martin had nine apiece.
Thomas had 18 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for the Kings (1-3), who have dropped three straight. Marcus Thornton and Ben McLemore had 15 points and John Salmons added 13.
DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings leading scorer, had 11 points and six rebounds. A frustrated Cousins was called for three quick fouls early in the fourth quarter, and he went to the bench for good at the midway point of the period.
Cousins made his first three shots in the game's opening minutes, but didn't score again until getting a 3-point play at the 11:21 mark of the fourth quarter.
Using a suddenly energized defense, the Kings scored 11 straight points, cutting the Hawks lead to 96-95 at the 2:45 mark of the fourth on a fast-break layup by Thomas.
With Atlanta's lead reduced to one point, Millsap hit and 8-footer and added a free throw for a 99-95 lead.
Trailing by 17 point entering the fourth quarter, Thornton made a three and followed with a breakaway layup, pulling the Kings to 96-89 with 4:03 remaining.
Horford scored nine points in the third quarter and Korver had seven for the Hawks, who took an 82-65 lead into the fourth.
After dominating the second quarter, the Hawks controlled the third.
Getting numerous open looks against the Kings' lackluster defense, Atlanta produced a 19-6 run for a 75-56 lead at the 4:47 mark of the third.
Korver connected on his first 3-point attempt early in third quarter, extending his streak to 77 straight games, the fourth longest in NBA history and one less than third place Dennis Scott. Dana Barros holds the NBA record with 89.
Teague, the Hawks' leading scorer, sprained his ankle in the first quarter and his return was questionable. But he re-entered the game in the second quarter.
Teague scored 14 points and Millsap had 13 in the opening half. The Hawks trailed the entire half until the midway point of the second quarter. They ended up outscoring the Kings 29-13 in the second to take a 54-45lead into halftime.
McLemore had 12 first-half points for the Kings, who had 12 turnovers. The Kings are in the midst of a seven-game stretch in which they play six home games. Their only away game is Friday at Portland. The two teams play again Saturday night in Sacramento.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
During the Sacramento Kings’ 105-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, DeMarcus Cousins was on the receiving end of a pretty egregious fist to the crotch from Hawks rookie Dennis Schröder as he set a pick for point guard Isaiah Thomas. Some believe that Schröder may be receiving a call from the NBA league […]The post DeMarcus Cousins sets pick, takes nasty crotch-shot from...
Instead of simply telling basketball fans in attendance not to throw objects or use obscene gestures, the Atlanta Hawks decided to sing it to them. But that's using the word "sing" rather loosely.
The Hawks put yet another parody twist on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" song and video by overloading the senses with Autotune in order to remind fans of what...
The Atlanta Hawks will use rotating captains for the team this season.
According to the Hawks, the details of the new system will be kept "in house."
Al Horford is entering his seventh season with the Hawks, while Jeff Teague is in his fifth year with the organization.
The Atlanta Hawks used a tried and true method of informing fans about the guidelines at Philips Arena this season — making a “Blurred Lines” parody video, of course.
With team DJ Ryan Cameron behind the mic, the Hawks tweaked the lyrics to the overwhelmingly popular Robin Thicke tune to talk about such exciting subjects as not throwing objects onto the courts and avoiding...
Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague returned last night from a sprained ankle and scored 18 points, added 10 assists and two steals. He was also 6 for 12 shooting on 3-pointers.
As reported at rotoworld.com, Teague had his ankle re-taped and he looked fluid in his return to the court. They key will be to see how his ankle feels today. If Teague can remain healthy, backup Dennis...
The Atlanta Hawks decided to get inventive when they made their new fan conduct video. According to Jocksandstilettojill.com the Hawks went straight to the catchiest song of the summer, Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, and spoofed it the way only sports organizations know how to.
What did we learn from this video? Atlanta DJ Ryan Cameron, who is the voice of the Hawks, cannot sing...
Just when you thought it was safe to look at the Interwebs without seeing another “Blurred Lines” parody, the fine folks over at the Atlanta Hawks did their own.
They decided to create the parody for their fan code of conduct and below are the results of that effort featuring the Harry the Hawk and Ryan Cameron:
To be fair, the Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders save this video…
If I’ve learned anything over the years of watching the NBA, getting hit in the groin isn’t pleasant experience and last, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins took a pretty good shot to man region.
It happened against the Atlanta Hawks and guard Dennis Schroeder was trying to set some form of pick.
I’m not sure where the groin shot comes in but what I am to judge:
The Sacramento Kings have been encouraged by the progress of Ben McLemore.
McLemore most recently had 19 points against the Warriors.
McLemore is earning a reputation as a hard worker and a committed defensive player.
"He's done everything we've asked," Mike Malone said. "And what I told him after practice was I love his work ethic and the work habits that...
Watch Atlanta rookie, Dennis Schroder, deliver what looks to be a very painful low blow to DeMarcus Cousins during Tuesday night’s Kings-Hawks game.
This is what Cousins had to say about the low blow following the 105-100 loss, via Cowbell Kingdom:
“I took a cheap shot to my lower area,” Cousins told reporters from his locker after the game. “They (the refs) just blew it...
It is hard to even say that Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins was hit with a low blow by Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schröder, because this incident seems more like a OTPHJ (Over-the-Pants-Hand-Job). Who holds on for that long?
I don’t know how they play in German, Schroder, but if your finger ends up with poop on it…you’ve crossed the line.
Schroder was suspended one...
The Sacramento Kings are only a handful of games into the regular season, but DeMarcus Cousins has already earned himself his first benching of the year. On Tuesday night, Cousins was angry after Atlanta Hawks rookie Dennis Schroder hit him below the waist while running through a screen. Cousins bent over to try to get […]
After a sluggish start in their last game, the Atlanta Hawks know they need to come out strong from the get-go.
A matchup against the Sacramento Kings could be just what they need to regroup.
Hoping to snap their worst road start in six seasons, the Hawks go for an 11th consecutive win over the Kings on Tuesday night.
Atlanta (1-2) opened a three-game road swing with Sunday'...
Drunken Chicago hockey fans take Adam Pardy’s helmet and pour a beer on him after he goes through the glass. Classy Chicago.