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Kyle Korver sits as Dennis Schroder leads Hawks past Pelicans, 99-94

Kyle Korver

Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver, right, greets forward Thabo Sefolosha who comes to the bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


NEW ORLEANS (AP) Dennis Schroder scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 99-94 on Thursday night to win their fifth straight, even as shooting guard Kyle Korver spent the entire game on the bench amid reports he could be traded.

Paul Millsap had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who trailed by three after Anthony Davis’ dunk with 3:51 left before outscoring New Orleans 14-6 the rest of the way. Dwight Howard added 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 14.

Davis had 20 points and 19 rebounds for New Orleans, which has lost its last two. Jrue Holiday added 18 points and Buddy Hield scored 15 for the Pelicans, who led by 12 in the first half but shot only 36.6 percent for the game.