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                 === Nuggets wrap up road swing in Atlanta ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  - The Atlanta Hawks have won two straight and will try to
 continue  the momentum  Saturday night when they welcome the Denver Nuggets to
 Philips Arena.
 
 Atlanta salvaged a victory in the finale of a six-game road trip with a win in
 Utah  on Monday,  then  returned home  and knocked  off  the Milwaukee  Bucks,
 102-97, Thursday night.
 
 Jeff Teague totaled 22 points and eight assists to help the Hawks fend off the
 Bucks.
 
 Paul Millsap managed 17 points and eight boards for the Hawks. Kyle Korver and
 DeMarre Carroll scored 15 points apiece, with Carroll adding six rebounds, but
 it was Korver who really provided a spark.
 
 He scored 12 of his 15 points in the last six-plus minutes.
 
 "The  first game back  from a long road trip is notoriously a trap game," said
 Korver.  "I think we  fell for it a bit in the first half. We just didn't come
 out  with the right  energy and focus we needed. I know I didn't and coach got
 on us at halftime and we tried to pick it up."
 
 The  Hawks shot  44.8 percent  from long  range, but  did commit  19 turnovers
 compared to nine from the Bucks.
 
 Lou  Williams missed  the game  to be  with his  family for  the birth  of his
 daughter,  but  he has  been a  DNP-CD the last  few games  as head coach Mike
 Budenholzer  has  used Shelvin Mack  and Dennis  Schroeder in the backup point
 guard role.
 
 The  Nuggets  will complete  a five-game  southern swing  on Saturday and have
 played  spectacularly in  the  last two.  They toppled  the  Orlando Magic  on
 Wednesday,  but then knocked off the two-time defending champion Miami Heat on
 Friday night.
 
 Kenneth  Faried had  24 points and 10  rebounds to lead the way as the Nuggets
 dealt the sputtering Heat a 111-107 loss at American Airlines Arena.
 
 Darrell  Arthur added 18  points off the bench on 7-of-11 shooting to help the
 Nuggets  record  back-to-back victories for the  first time since Feb. 3-5. Ty
 Lawson finished with 13 points and nine assists for the Nuggets.
 
 Denver's  reserves  outscored the Heat's by  a 57-40 margin on the night, with
 Evan  Fournier chipping  in 14 points and J.J. Hickson compiling 11 points and
 nine rebounds.
 
 "It was a complete team effort," Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw remarked.
 
 The  Nuggets  led by 14 at  the start of  the fourth quarter, but Miami roared
 back.  It was just a three-point game with 17.1 seconds to go, but Denver made
 its free throws.
 
 The  Nuggets beat  the Hawks  by two  in Denver  on Nov.  7 and  have won  two
 straight  and  six of the last  seven meetings. The  Hawks are 4-1 in the last
 five at home in this series.
 
 03/15 10:18:14 ET