All that work for nothing.
The Hawks overcame a 13-point third quarter deficit but fell to the Grizzlies 108-101 at the FedEx Forum Sunday.
The Hawks used a 16-0 run between the third and fourth quarters to take a brief three-point lead. However, the Grizzlies re-gained their lead in the fourth, hitting some key 3-pointers, for the win. Mike Miller hit a 3-pointer with 4:01 remaining to put the Grizzlies up by eight, 98-90, with 4:01 remaining.
The Hawks (20-18, 6-13 road) had a two-game win streak snapped. They also saw a three-game win streak over Grizzlies end.
Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 21 points. Jeff Teague added 20 points. DeMarre Carroll and Mike Scott added 15 points apiece. Kyle Korver extended his NBA-record streak to 107 games with a 3-pointer.
The Grizzlies (17-19, 9-12 home) have won two straight.
Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with a game-high 21 points and 13 assists. Zach Randolph also had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
The Grizzlies opened up a 13-point lead, 77-64, in the third quarter with a 12-2 run. The Hawks answered by scoring the final eight points of the period. Shelvin Mack hit a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer. They then scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter, key by back-to-back 3-pointers by Carroll. The 16-0 run put the Hawks up 80-77.
The Grizzlies answered with a 12-4 run and the Hawks’ three-point lead was a five-point deficit.
The Hawks could not recover.
The Grizzlies took a 48-41 lead at halftime, matching their biggest lead of the first two quarters. The Hawks got another spark from their bench as the reserves scored 23 of the 41 points. Scott led the way with 10 first-half points.
Hawks leave for London Monday to play the Nets Thursday.