Originally created 12/13/00

Hawks 107, Kings 99



ATLANTA - Jason Terry scored a career-high 38 points, including a 3-point basket with 1:39 left to put Atlanta ahead to stay, and the Hawks held off the Sacramento Kings 107-99 Tuesday night.

Terry shot 12-of-19 from the field and 12-of-12 from the free throw line. He also connected on 2-of-4 3's, the last one coming after Doug Christie had given the Kings their last lead at 96-95. Terry's 3-pointer with three seconds left on the shot clock put Atlanta ahead to stay.

Atlanta, only 5-16, beat the Kings (14-5) for the 10th straight game and 12th in a row at home as Terry scored nine of Atlanta's final 12 points.

Sacramento last beat Atlanta on Nov. 12, 1994, 105-97. The last time the Kings beat Atlanta on the road was Feb. 16, 1988.

Jim Jackson returned to the lineup after missing eight games with a sprained right knee and added 20 points for the Hawks, who had lost three in a row. Alan Henderson added 18 points and Dikembe Mutombo had 17 rebounds and five blocked shots for Atlanta.

After Christie's two free throws with 2:02 left to play gave Sacramento a 96-95 lead, Terry hit his 3, then scored on a long jumper with one minute to go for a 100-96 lead. He added two free throws with 35 seconds left for a 102-97 lead and added two more free throws with 12 seconds left for a 107-99 lead.

The Hawks, who led 50-49 at the half, took a 59-48 lead - their biggest - with 9:34 left in the third period on a 3-point basket by Jackson.

Sacramento went on a 15-3 run to regain the lead at 63-62 on a basket by Divac and went ahead, 78-69, with 1:17 left in the period on a basket by Christie.

Terry had 12 of his 16 first-half points in the second period. He was 4-of-4 from the field and free throw line. Jackson added 11 first-half points.