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Millsap, Teague help Hawks sink Jazz

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap had 30 points and 17 rebounds and Jeff Teague added 17 points to help the Atlanta Hawks beat the Utah Jazz 100-97 on Wednesday night.

Kyle Korver’s 3-pointer from the left wing with 58 seconds to play put the Hawks up 100-97 and marked the game’s 18th lead change.

Alec Burks finished with 22 points and Derrick Favors scored 20 for the Jazz.

Utah (3-6) led by eight with 4:34 remaining, but the Jazz failed to score again, missing their final seven shots.

Korver had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta (4-3). The only other points scored in the final minute were a pair of free throws from Teague with 5.7 seconds remaining.

Winning their third straight, the Hawks were playing without forwards DeMarre Carroll, a starter, and reserve Mike Scott. Carroll and Scott combined for a 21.7 scoring average in the Hawks’ first six games.

The Jazz shared the ball so well in the first half that they didn’t need much help from Gordon Hayward, their leading scorer over the last two seasons.

Favors, Burks, Enes Kanter and Michael Booker combined to score 40 points in the first half on 50 percent shooting. Kanter’s 3-pointer from the top of the key made it 44-34 midway through the second and gave Utah its first double-digit lead.

After Ian Clark’s layup put the Jazz up by 13 in the second, Atlanta went on a 20-4 run to lead 52-51. Teague, Millsap and Korver combined for 37 points in the first half for Atlanta. Millsap added 10 rebounds.

Hayward was just 5 for 16 from the field in the game, finishing with 11 points. Trey Burke had 11 points and 11 assists.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Quin Snyder coached his first game in Atlanta since serving as a Hawks assistant last season in Mike Budenholzer’s first year as a head coach…Favors, who graduated from nearby South Atlanta High School and played the 2009-10 season at Georgia Tech, had several friends and family members in attendance.

Hawks: Korver, who holds the NBA record for 127 consecutive games with a 3-pointer, was 4 for 7 beyond the arc. Korver began the game shooting 55 percent on 3-pointers, fifth-best in the league.

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Jazz: At New York on Friday.

Hawks: Home against Miami on Friday.

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