Found March 20, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks knew there was a team creeping up from behind in the playoff race. They're focused on who's ahead of them. Jeff Teague scored 27 points and Al Horford had 26, taking control after a sluggish first quarter to lead the Hawks past Milwaukee 98-90 on Wednesday night and stifle the Bucks' push in the Eastern Conference. "We knew they've been playing well," Teague said. "They want to move up, but we want to move up, too. We're not looking at who's behind us." Coming off an ugly loss to Dallas at Philips Arena, the Hawks picked up a much needed win in their bid for home-court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs. The Bucks still have a comfortable lead for the final playoff spot in the East but fell 3 games behind fifth-place Atlanta in the tightly bunched field, which is essentially the Miami Heat and everyone else. "Teague and Horford did a really good job as far as attacking," Hawks co...
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