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Millsap, Hawks hold off Hornets, 117-114 in OT

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 21 points and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after losing a fourth-quarter lead to beat the Charlotte Hornets 117-114 in overtime in an exhibition game on Monday night.

Elton Brand’s jumper and two free throws by Thabo Sefolosha gave the Hawks a 116-112 lead. Brian Roberts answered with a jumper to cut the lead to two points. Sefolosha, who had 12 points, made one of two free throws with 2.8 seconds remaining. Charlotte’s P.J. Hairston missed a last-second 3-pointer.

Kyle Korver had 17 points and Mike Scott, who had four 3-pointers, had 16 for Atlanta.

Gary Neal led Charlotte with 21 points, including two free throws with 1:23 remaining in regulation for a 103-101 advantage — the Hornets’ first lead since late in the opening period.

Cody Zeller had 18 points and Kemba Walker had 17 for Charlotte.

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