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Hawks bounce back from loss, pull away from Wizards 105-96

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 26 points, Al Horford added 21 and the Atlanta Hawks got back to winning after their first loss in more than a month, pulling away from the Washington Wizards for a 105-96 victory Wednesday night.

The East-leading Hawks were coming off a 115-100 loss at New Orleans that snapped their franchise-record, 19-game winning streak. They made sure it didn’t turn into a different kind of streak, overcoming a dismal third quarter to beat the Wizards for the third straight time this season.

Teague finished off the Wizards with a drive to the basket, laying the ball in despite getting bounced to the floor by Marcin Gortat. Teague sank the free throw to complete the three-point play, giving Atlanta a 103-92 lead with 1:54 remaining.

John Wall had 24 points but it wasn’t enough to keep Washington from its season-high fourth straight loss.

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