National Basketball Association
<    August    >
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
                === Hawks resume western jaunt against Kings ===
 (  -  The Atlanta Hawks  continue their western trip Tuesday
 night with a stop in Sleep Train Arena to take on the Sacramento Kings.
 The  Hawks  suffered a  heart-breaking loss  to the  Los Angeles Lakers Sunday
 night when Pau Gasol buried two free-throws with six seconds left to upend the
 Hawks,  105-103. Atlanta nearly overcame a 21-point deficit, but Kyle Korver's
 3-pointer for the win was blocked.
 "We  felt like  if we could tie the game  and get it to overtime, we'd be in a
 good  position," said head coach Mike Budenholzer. "You have choices. Kyle, in
 that situation, I'll take him any day of the week."
 Korver  was spectacular  at Staples Center with a game-high 22 points. He went
 6-for-6  from  long range  and has  made a 3-pointer  in 76 consecutive games,
 which is 13 off Dana Barros' record.
 Paul  Millsap and Jeff  Teague both netted 14 points, followed by 13 from Mike
 Scott  off  the bench.  Al Horford only  scored 12 points,  but pulled down 16
 rebounds  and one of Atlanta's first-round picks, Dennis Schroeder, chipped in
 The  Hawks  still have to  visit Denver  on Wednesday before this early-season
 trip comes to an end.
 The  Kings have  dropped two  straight to  the Pacific  Division's powerhouses
 after taking their home-opener against the Nuggets.
 Sacramento  lost  at home to the  Los Angeles Clippers 110-101 on Friday, then
 fell 98-87 to the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on Saturday night.
 Against the Warriors, the Kings fell behind by 20 at the half, but clawed back
 and  won  the second  half, where  all of Golden  State's starters didn't play
 significant minutes, by nine.
 "I  thought our  energy, the fact that we  were not ready to play, is what set
 the tone all night," Kings head coach Michael Malone said.
 The  silver lining  in  the Warriors  loss  was the  sold  performance of  Ben
 McLemore,  the  team's first-round pick this  past summer. He shot 8-for-17 en
 route to a team-high 19 points.
 Travis  Outlaw chipped in 15 points, followed by 12 from Jason Thompson and 10
 from  Isaiah Thomas.  Outlaw and  Thompson both  posted double-figure  rebound
 The  starters were  held to a combined 22 points versus Golden State. DeMarcus
 Cousins,  who  is averaging 20-plus  points and  10-plus rebounds in the early
 going, was held to eight points and seven boards.
 The  Hawks have won  10 straight against the Kings, including five in a row in
 11/05 10:34:04 ET