Horford, Hawks handle Lakers
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Al Horford led six Hawks in double figures with 19 points while grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks topped the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-100, on Monday.
Jeff Teague also recorded a double-double in the victory with 17 points and 10 assists. Paul Millsap tallied 18 points, nine boards and four steals as Atlanta knotted the season series with LA at a game apiece. The Lakers took down the Hawks, 105-103, on Nov. 5 in the first meeting.
Kyle Korver was held scoreless in the first half but came alive in the third period, scoring all 11 of his points while extending his NBA record 3-point streak to 94 games.
The Lakers fell to 1-4 in Kobe Bryant's return to the court from a torn Achilles despite 21 points without missing a shot from Jordan Hill and 23 points off the bench from Nick Young.
Pau Gasol contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds while Bryant struggled to the tune of eight points on 4-of-14 shooting.
12/16 21:59:25 ET