A recap of the Hawks’ 107-97 win over the Clippers Saturday:
* The Hawks had six double-figure scorers, including all five starters. Jeff Teague had 22 points followed by Paul Millsap (20), Kent Bazemore (17), Dennis Schroder (16), Al Horford (11) and Kyle Korver (10).
* Each Hawks starter finished with a plus rating, with Korver a team-high plus-18.
* The Clippers had six double-figure scorers, including all five starters. Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan had 17 each followed by Jeff Green (14), Paul Pierce (11), Austin Rivers (11) and JJ Redick (10).
* The Hawks held a 53-41 rebounding advantage.
* The Hawks had a 20-7 second-chance points advantage.
* The Clippers scored 37 points in the first quarter and 60 in the final three quarters.
* Millsap had a season-high 18 rebounds. Horford also has a double-double with 12 rebounds.
* Kris Humphries fouled out as he was charged with much of the Hack-a-Jordan strategy.
* All 10 Hawks who entered the game scored, had an assist and all but one had a rebound.
* The Clippers had 19 turnovers after zero in the first quarter. Nine of the 10 players who entered the game had at least one with Paul charged with four.
The Hawks’ edge in offensive rebounds, a night after they had only three. Millsap had five.
Quote of the game
“Last night was a good win for us but tonight was a good quality win for us. This was a win we definitely needed. Hopefully, it’s a momentum boost as we go into a tough game in Utah and a tough game in Toronto.” – Millsap on back-to-back wins at the Lakers and Clippers
A solid effort from the Hawks to put up 107 points on 44.9 percent shooting. It was a balanced scoring attack. They Hawks showed something by erasing a 17-point first-half deficit. They also had to overcome a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Jeff Teague upped his aggressive play to another level. The Hawks scored at least 25 points in each quarter. The Hawks had 26 assists on 40 field goals. Still, 18 turnovers were too many.
The Hawks were solid throughout, even though the Clippers shot 58.3 percent in the first quarter. They made a few minor adjustments on the defensive end and got aggressive on Paul. The Clippers’ All-Star finished with 17 points after nine in the first quarter. The Hawks made shots late but it was their defense that helped fuel the decisive 25-9 run to end the game.
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