Korver, Millsap lead Hawks past Rockets, 83-80 - NBC Sports

Korver, Millsap lead Hawks past Rockets, 83-80
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Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) fouls Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) on the block with Terrence Jones (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
January 10, 2014, 10:19 pm

ATLANTA (AP) Kyle Korver scored 20 points, including four free throws in the final 16 seconds, and the Atlanta Hawks fought off Houston's late comeback to beat the Rockets 83-30 on Friday night.

Paul Millsap also had 20 points for Atlanta.

James Harden led the Rockets with 25 points. Dwight Howard had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Houston rallied from an eight-point deficit with 11 straight points to lead 76-73 before Korver's 3-pointer tied the game. Following a basket by Harden, DeMarre Carroll's 3-pointer gave Atlanta a 79-78 lead. The Hawks didn't trail again.

Mike Scott had 14 points for Atlanta, which earned its second straight impressive home win following a victory over Indiana on Wednesday night.

Aaron Brooks had 13 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and Jeremy Lin added 11 for Houston.

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