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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Kyle Korver scored 22 points, reserve Lou Williams had 21 and the Atlanta Hawks beat Sacramento 112-96 on Friday night for their ninth consecutive win against the Kings.
Al Horford had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta after missing a game due to an illness. Josh Smith collected 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Jeff Teague scored 13 of his 15 points in the first quarter.
The Hawks carried an 86-70 lead into the fourth quarter and maintained at least an 11-point lead the rest of the way.
Korver went 5 for 5 from 3-point range and also had seven rebounds. Atlanta shot 55 percent for the game, including an 8-for-15 performance from beyond the arc.
Jason Thompson had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings, who have lost four straight. Marcus Thornton had 17 points, Tyreke Evans finished with 14 and Aaron Brooks scored 13.
Kings center DeMarcus Cousins returned after he was suspended the previous two games for a verbal altercation with San Antonio TV analyst Sean Elliott. Cousins, who was whistled for a technical foul in the third quarter, had nine points, 16 rebounds and seven assists, but missed 11 of 15 shots.
Ahead by 12 points, Smith had a dunk, Horford hit two free throws, and Ivan Johnson scored from close range, increasing the lead to 98-80 with 7:55 left in the fourth.
The Hawks squandered a big second-quarter lead, but came out strong in the third, outscoring Sacramento 28-14. Korver scored nine points and both Horford and Williams had seven in the period.
Korver played a key role in a 9-0 run in the third. He began the spurt with a 3-pointer and finished it off with a long jumper, putting the Hawks ahead 81-69 with just over three minutes left in the period.
Sparked by their second unit, the Kings got going with a season-best 36-point second quarter. Brooks was the catalyst, making three 3-pointers and scoring 13 points in helping cut the margin from 18 early in the period to 58-56 by halftime.
NOTES: Evans, who entered the game 1 of 11 on 3-pointers, hit his first attempt in the opening quarter. ... Hawks coach Larry Drew was a starting guard for the first Sacramento Kings team that relocated from Kansas City for the 1985-86 season. ... Kings small forward James Johnson was wearing glasses for the first time this season. The glasses didn't help the poor-shooting Johnson, who was 1 for 7 from the field. ... In a shooting slump the previous five games, the Hawks shot 58 percent in the first quarter and led 34-20 after one.
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Tracy McGrady, who signed a one-year deal with the CBA’s Qingdao Golden Eagles this offseason, made his exhibition debut today against a team comprised of players from the NBL (National Basketball League, Australia) and the NCAA. McGrady scored 17 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, and dished 6 assists in 29 minutes, according to Sina Sports. Qingdao won the game 93-83, and McGrady...
Kyle Korver scored 22 points, reserve Lou Williams had 21 and the Atlanta Hawks beat Sacramento 112-96 on Friday night for their ninth consecutive win against the Kings.
Al Horford had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta after missing a game due to an illness. Josh Smith collected 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Jeff Teague scored 13 of his 15 points in the first...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Atlanta Hawks used athleticism and a solid defense to end their four-game West Coast road trip at 2-2 with a 112-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena Friday night. The Hawks evened their record at 4-4 with a strong performance that dominated the struggling Kings throughout most of the night. Atlanta had five players in double...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Atlanta Hawks used athleticism and a solid defense to end their four-game West Coast road trip at 2-2 with a 112-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena Friday night. The Hawks evened their record at 4-4 with a strong performance that dominated the struggling Kings throughout most of the night. The Kings (2-7) have lost four straight...
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a post about former NBA player Tracy McGrady going to play overseas in China.Well, T-Mac played his first game for the Qingdao Eagles and tallied a respective mark of 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.T-Mac's most memorable highlight from his first game came on this tomahawk dunk: (Courtesy of Pro Basketball Talk)
I've thought a lot about how to write this, and frankly I'm still confused. That's how confounding this group really is when you get right down to it. On the other hand, there are possible solutions out there. So let's discuss them, yeah?
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This is one option that I think eludes people. After all, how...
Tracy McGrady seems to be doing just fine playing for the CBA’s Qingdao Double Star Eagles. T-Mac made his debut recently and had an impressive 17 points, 8 boards, and 6 assists in just 29 minutes. The highlight of the night can be seen below with Tracy throwing it down like he used to.
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