Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore (24) reacts after the Hawks took the lead briefly in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Atlanta. Charlotte won 107-99. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Inside the box score: Hornets 107, Hawks 99

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 107-99 loss to the Hornets Saturday night:

Key players

* Marco Belinelli had 19 points for the Hornets on 8 of 11 shooting from the field and 3 of 4 shooting from 3-point range.

* Marvin Williams hurt his former team with 19 points, including two big baskets in the fourth quarter.

* Paul Millsap had a 20 points, 18 in the second half, with five rebounds and five assists for the Hawks.

Key stat

The Hornets shot 58 percent from the field in the second quarter in outscoring the Hawks 31-20.


* Kent Bazemore had 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting from the field.

* Bazemore provided the highlight on the night for the Hawks when he chased down Cody Zeller for a block and then hit a 3-pointer trailing the play on the other end.

* Malcolm Delaney was questionable before the game with a right ankle injury. He played 13 minutes with four points and two assists. He said following the game that his ankle “will get there.”

* Tim Hardaway Jr. had a team-high 21 points and a plus-five rating.

* The Hornets had 12 3-pointers, the 10th straight opponent to have double-digit long distance makes against the Hawks.


“Defensively, you have to force them to miss shots. If they are making tough shots then we didn’t do our job good enough.” – Tim Hardaway Jr.


The Hawks next play at the Thunder on Monday, their third game in four days.

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