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NBA Game Summary - Atlanta at Charlotte



(Monday, November 11th)

Final Score: Atlanta 103, Charlotte 94

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Al Horford and Cartier Martin led two separate third-quarter runs in leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 103-94 win over the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Horford finished with 24 points while Martin scored 16 points off the bench for Atlanta, which has beaten the Bobcats nine consecutive times overall and five straight in Charlotte.

Jeff Teague recorded his fourth straight double-double with 14 points and 12 assists for the Hawks.

Josh McRoberts had a team-high 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc for Charlotte. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 16 points in the loss.

Al Jefferson, Charlotte's prized offseason signing, returned to the lineup after missing the last five games with an ankle sprain and scored 10 points in 27 minutes.

"It was a good win on the road, another step forward by our defense and we got another great job by our bench to come in and give us a boost," said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer.

Down 54-46 at halftime, Atlanta opened the third quarter by scoring eight straight points, but Charlotte answered with a 9-0 run.

Horford then led a 14-0 surge that gave the Hawks a 68-63 lead with 4:37 remaining in the frame. The University of Florida product scored eight points during the run, which was highlighted by an alley-oop dunk from Teague, and he later capped the spurt with a mid-range jumper at the top of the key.

Jeffrey Taylor ended the run -- and a drought of almost four minutes without a bucket for Charlotte -- by converting a 3-point play that pulled the Bobcats within two.

Charlotte trailed 72-70 with 1:47 left in the third, but Martin hit two 3- pointers to lead another 8-0 run that ended the quarter.

Atlanta shot 5-of-7 from 3-point range for the period, and outscored Charlotte by a 34-16 margin to take an 80-70 lead into the final stanza.

"We had a solid first half. Came out in the third quarter with absolutely nothing, disorganized at both ends of the floor and that was the difference in the game," said Bobcats coach Steve Clifford on his team's performance coming out of halftime.

The Hawks extended their lead to as many as 14 in the fourth, but the Bobcats chipped away to cut it to six at 91-85. Horford then hit two free throws to end a scoring drought of more than four minutes for Atlanta, which missed seven straight shots during the cold spell.

Charlotte pulled to within five off a McRoberts 3- pointer with just under two minutes left in the game, but free throws sealed it for Atlanta.

Kidd-Gilchrist scored all of his points in the first half, leading all scorers at the break and giving Charlotte an eight point advantage heading into halftime.

Game Notes

Clifford returned to the Bobcats bench after having two stents placed in his heart on Friday ... Jefferson played in his first game since the season opener ... With a 3-pointer in the first quarter, Atlanta's Kyle Korver has now made a shot beyond the arc in 80 consecutive games, the second- longest streak in NBA history ... The last victory for Charlotte over Atlanta was at home on April 13, 2011 ... Charlotte travels to Boston for a matchup with the Celtics on Wednesday ... Atlanta hosts the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

11/12 02:20:17 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
CHR
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7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
Final
PIT 1
CIN 4
Final
CLE 2
KAN 8
Final
WAS 2
ANA 7
Final
TOR 9
BAL 3
Final
DET 8
CWS 6
Final
ATL 0
MIA 1
Final
TAM 7
MIN 3
Final
BOS 3
NYY 9
Final
NYM 0
STL 3
Final
CHC 9
ARI 2
Final
MIL 1
SDP 2
Final
COL 2
SFG 1
Final
OAK 4
TEX 5
Final
SEA 2
HOU 5
Final
LOS 2
PHI 3
12:10pm Today
ATL
MIA
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
3:10pm Today
COL
SFG
 
3:35pm Today
OAK
TEX
 
3:40pm Today
SEA
HOU
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
MIN
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
10:10pm Tonight
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PHI
 
Final
IND 101
ATL 85
Final
TOR 100
BRK 95
Final
CHI 99
WAS 101
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
DAL
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
MON 4
TAM 3
Final
DET 0
BOS 3
Final
PHI 1
NYR 4
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LOS 3
SJS 4
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
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