ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 26 points, DeMarre Carroll added 19 and the Atlanta Hawks held off the New Orleans Pelicans 100-91 on Friday night.
Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each had 20 points for New Orleans. The Pelicans couldn’t recover after being held to a season-low 28 first-half points.
Tyreke Evans had 18 points for New Orleans. Anthony Davis had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The Pelicans cut Atlanta’s lead to seven points three times in the fourth period, the last at 94-87. Teague answered with a basket that barely beat the shot clock with 39 seconds remaining.
Paul Millsap had 13 points and nine rebounds and Al Horford had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta.
Teague and his backup, Dennis Schroder, each used quick drives to the basket to win matchups against Pelicans guards, including Holiday. Schroder had 11 points.
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