Hawks knock off Lakers

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ATLANTA, Ga. — Kyle Korver sank three 3-pointers in Atlanta’s dominant third quarter, Al Horford scored 19 points and the Hawks beat cold-shooting Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 114-100 on Monday night.

Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre has his shot blocked by Atlanta Hawks forward Elton Brand. Brand had eight points in the Atlanta victory Monday.  JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre has his shot blocked by Atlanta Hawks forward Elton Brand. Brand had eight points in the Atlanta victory Monday.

Paul Millsap had 18 points and Jeff Teague had 17 with 10 assists for the Hawks. Horford grabbed 11 rebounds.

Bryant made only 4 of 14 shots for eight points.

Nick Young led the Lakers with 23 points while making five 3-pointers. Jordan Hill had 21, Xavier Henry had 18 and Pau Gasol had 16, but no other Los Angeles player scored in double figures. The Lakers’ lack of depth was telling as Atlanta controlled the second half.

The Lakers led 54-47 at halftime before being outscored 35-19 in the third period. Korver scored all of his 11 points in the period.

BUCKS: Owner Herb Kohl is considering adding to the team’s ownership group in hopes of building a new arena that he said is “imperative” for the team’s future in Milwaukee.

Kohl said Monday he has hired a firm to help in the search for new partners, and that they will be committed to keeping the team in Milwaukee.

That means a new arena to replace the 25-year-old BMO Harris Bradley Center.

NETS: Center Brook Lopez sat out a second consecutive game Monday against Philadelphia because of a sprained left ankle.

BULLS: Guard Kirk Hinrich was held out for a second game because of back stiffness.


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