Hawks win ninth in a row over Magic at home

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Jeff Teague had a double-double as Atlanta beat Orlando for the ninth time in a row at home.  JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jeff Teague had a double-double as Atlanta beat Orlando for the ninth time in a row at home.

ATLANTA — Jeff Teague had 19 points and 13 assists, Paul Millsap scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 104-94 on Saturday night.

Arron Afflalo finished with 21 points for Orlando, which has dropped 15 in a row on the road dating to last March 4.

Mike Scott had 17 points in a reserve role and Al Horford scored 15 and Kyle Korver added 14 for Atlanta.

Korver made a 3 in his 79th consecutive game to surpass Dennis Scott and tie Michael Adams for second place on the NBA career list. After Korver hit a 3 on a fast break late in the fourth, Teague’s fastbreak layup made it 97-88 with 1:41 remaining.

The Hawks have won nine in a row over the Magic at Philips Arena.

Jameer Nelson and Andrew Nicholson each finished with 13 points for Orlando.

Atlanta took the game’s first double-digit lead at 57-47 on Millsap’s jumper with 9:30 left in the third. DeMarre Carroll followed with a 3 and Millsap hit a layup for a 15-point lead that caused Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn to call a timeout.

Carroll’s reverse dunk a couple of minutes later put the Hawks ahead by 17 for the game’s biggest lead, but the Magic later went on a 23-7 run that ended with Andrew Nicholson’s hook shot in the final minute of the third and gave Orlando a 71-70 lead.

E’Twaun Moore and Afflalo hit consecutive 3s midway through the final period to cut the lead to 79-77, and Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer called a timeout.

Afflalo 3’s put the Magic up 88-87 with 3:50 remaining, but they didn’t lead again.

PACERS: Paul George scored 24 points and Indiana improved the NBA’s only undefeated record and the best start in franchise history to 7-0 by beating the Brooklyn Nets 96-91.

David West added 18 points and hit the clinching free throws for the Pacers, who had won their first six games in 1970-71, when they played in the ABA.

CELTICS: Jeff Green hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Boston to a 111-110 victory over the Miami Heat.

LeBron James led Miami with 25 points and 10 assists. Chris Bosh had 20 points and Wade had 18.


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