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                      === Millsap, Hawks down Nuggets ===
 
 Atlanta,  GA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Paul Millsap scored  24 points and pulled
 down  11  rebounds to lead  the Atlanta  Hawks to a  97-92 win over the Denver
 Nuggets.
 
 Kyle  Korver finished with 18 points on 4-of-4 shooting from 3-point range and
 Jeff  Teague  added 15 points  and 10 assists for  the Hawks, winners in three
 straight.
 
 Pero  Antic scored  16 points and DeMarre Carroll added 11 points, 10 rebounds
 and four steals in the win.
 
 Kenneth  Faried scored 25 points and Wilson Chandler added 12 for the Nuggets,
 who had won two straight entering the contest.
 
 Ty  Lawson had 11 assists and nine rebounds, but totaled just two points on 0-
 of-12 shooting from the field.
 
 Denver committed 21 turnovers.
 
 "When  you  play on  the road,  you can't turn  the ball  over 21 times," said
 Nuggets coach Brian Shaw.
 
 Antic  gave the  Hawks a 58-37 lead  after burying a 3-pointer 34 seconds into
 the  third quarter.  Later in the period,  the Nuggets used a 14-2 run, capped
 with a Randy Foye triple, to make it 62-55 with five minutes to go.
 
 Atlanta  managed to push  its lead to 14, but Evan Fournier beat the buzzer to
 cap an 8-0 surge that made it 77-71 entering the final frame.
 
 The  Nuggets  took an 87-84 lead  with 4:43 to  go, but Teague nailed a jumper
 with  1:51 remaining to  put the Hawks ahead 91-89. Faried knocked down a pair
 of  free throws  moments later to give  the visitors a one-point edge, but the
 Hawks scored the final six points of the game.
 
 "(The  Nuggets) found  some energy  somewhere. Give  them credit,  they fought
 back. I'm glad we came away with the win," said Millsap.
 
 The  Hawks  raced out to  a 19-6 lead  following Carroll's 3-pointer with 7:08
 left  in the opening frame. Denver cut it to eight, 19-11, but Atlanta managed
 to  push  its spread  back to  double digits and  owned a  28-15 lead after 12
 minutes.
 
 Faried  had  the Nuggets within  six, 38-32, with  4:11 remaining in the first
 half,  but the Hawks  closed the frame on a 15-5 run to take a 53-37 edge into
 the break.
 
 "Just a case of too little too late. We were real lethargic in the first half.
 We  needed  to play the way  we played that fourth  quarter and the end of the
 third quarter  at the start of the game," said Shaw.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Hawks shot 43.8 percent from 3-point range (14-for-32) ... Atlanta scored
 25  points off turnovers ... Denver outscored the Hawks 44-26 in the paint ...
 J.J.  Hickson had  11 points  and 10  rebounds and  Fournier finished  with 10
 points off the bench for Denver.
 
 03/15 23:16:21 ET