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                  === Korver helps Hawks down Timberwolves ===
 Atlanta,  GA (  -  Kyle  Korver scored  24  points and  Paul
 Millsap added 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 120-113
 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.
 DeMarre  Carroll  added 19, Jeff Teague  scored 19 points and handed out eight
 assists  and Mike Scott  scored 14 points off the bench for the Hawks, winners
 in two straight.
 "Coach laid into us at halftime, he really did. I thought our guys
 responded.," Korver said. "Hopefully he doesn't have to talk to us like that
 every time, all the time, but it worked tonight."
 Kevin  Love  poured in a  game-high 43 points and  pulled down 19 rebounds and
 Kevin Martin added 17 points for the Timberwolves, losers in two straight.
 "I didn't even know I had it (43 points) until I think Martin told me after
 the game. I was just trying to get us back in the game by any means," Love
 said. "Teammates set me up with a lot of good shots. A loss, especially right
 now, is tough."
 Korver  was 3-for-3  from 3-point  range  in the  third quarter  as the  Hawks
 exploded  for 38  points on 14-of-26 shooting overall. Atlanta held the Wolves
 to  just  21 points  in the  period and  scored 17  points off eight Minnesota
 Atlanta,  which trailed 55-46  to open the second half, used a 34-11 run to go
 up 82-66 with 2:17 left in the third and held an 86-75 lead entering the final
 A  Teague  jumper with 5:43  remaining put the Hawks  ahead 100-90, but a 14-7
 swing  from the Wolves, led by seven points from Love, pulled Minnesota within
 Atlanta  stretched its lead back to seven, 111-104, but a layup, followed by a
 3-pointer  from  Love, made it  112-109 with  86 seconds remaining. The Wolves
 never got closer the rest of the way.
 The Hawks led 25-24 after 12 minutes, but trailed 54-48 at the break.
                                   Game Notes
 Elton  Brand had eight points and seven rebounds off the bench for Atlanta ...
 Korver  extended his  NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer to 115
 games  ...  Minnesota's J.J.  Barea was  ejected with 6:43  left in the fourth
 quarter  after receiving  his second technical foul. He had 12 points and four
 assists before his dismissal ... Love has scored at least 28 points in each of
 his  last four  games. Over that stretch,  he is 39-for-42 from the free throw
 line ... Minnesota has dropped 11 straight in Atlanta.
 02/01 22:50:56 ET