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                      === Korver, Hawks light up Kings ===
 Atlanta,  GA ( - Kyle Korver extended his historic run to 95
 straight  games with  at least one 3-pointer made, hitting 8-of-10 from beyond
 the  arc en route  to 28 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks in a 124-107 victory
 over the Sacramento Kings at Philips Arena.
 Korver set a season high in points and tied his career high in 3s made.
 Al  Horford  scored 25 and  had 10  rebounds and Jeff  Teague had 18 points, a
 career  high-tying  15 assists and eight  rebounds for the Hawks, who have won
 five  of their  last  seven games.  Paul  Millsap added  14  points and  eight
 "I  just  really wanted  to get  two rebounds,"  said Teague  with a smile. "I
 wasn't  thinking about  a triple-double but I really wanted the two boards. We
 were  talking about it  before the game and someone said I should get eight or
 12 rebounds, I didn't know until someone told me at the end of the game that I
 was that close."
 DeMarcus  Cousins scored  28 points and had seven rebounds, Rudy Gay poured in
 22,  and Isaiah Thomas  had 20 points and 10 assists for Sacramento, which has
 lost four of its last five.
 The  third quarter had  14 lead changes and seven ties. Neither team gained an
 advantage of more than five points.
 Cousins  made a jumper  and completed a three-point play with 7:33 left in the
 third  to start  a 5-0 run to give  the Kings the largest lead of the quarter.
 Atlanta answered immediately with a 6-0 run capped off with a Korver 3-pointer
 to make the score 75-74.
 Later,  Sacramento scored  the final  four points  to take  a two-point  lead,
 87-85, into the fourth.
 A Mike Scott trey 1:54 into the fourth gave the Hawks a two-point lead, 93-91.
 After Atlanta regained the lead it did not look back. The Hawks ended the game
 on a 17-7 surge and cruised to the finish.
 "I  don't even know  where to begin," said Kings head coach Michael Malone. "I
 guess  I'm not doing a good enough job of giving them a gameplan that they can
 execute, and I'm not doing a good enough job of explaining who are the players
 that  can  make shots. So I  have to do a  better job of communicating with my
 team,  so  they know full  well who we're playing,  who their shooters are and
 what the coverages are so we don't give up 39 points in the fourth quarter."
 Horford  began an 11-2 run with a reverse layup two minutes into the game. The
 surge  made it  15-6 and  the Hawks  had a  28-26 lead  going into  the second
 Atlanta  led by as  many as seven in the second quarter, 47-40, after a Teague
 layup with 4:34 left but the Kings ended the half with a 54-53 lead.
                                   Game Notes
 DeMarre  Carroll  scored 15 and Scott  added 10 points for Atlanta ... Derrick
 Williams  and Ben  McLemore  scored  12 and  10  points  respectively for  the
 Kings...  The  Hawks beat Sacramento for  the 12th straight time ... The Kings
 will  visit Miami  Friday ... Atlanta will  host the Jazz Friday ... The Hawks
 shot 15-of-25 and Sacramento were 6-of-15 from beyond the arc.
 12/19 00:16:31 ET

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