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Saturday, December 28th (All times Eastern)

Charlotte Bobcats (14-16) at Atlanta Hawks (16-13), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Hawks have won four of their last five games and will try to keep the momentum going Saturday night when they host the Charlotte Bobcats.

Atlanta has won four straight at Philips Arena and owns the third-best record in the Eastern Conference. Only the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat are higher in the standings than the Hawks.

On Thursday, it took two overtimes and a Jeff Teague jumper at the buzzer to give the Hawks a 127-125 victory.

Atlanta had the ball with 21.7 seconds left when Teague dribbled out the clock for the final shot. He gained separation from Kyrie Irving on the drive, hoisted up a 20-foot jumper that hit the rim several times and rattled in for the victory.

"It was supposed to be a pick-and-roll at the end, but they switched on us, so I just went for it," said Teague, who finished with 34 points and 14 assists in the win, Atlanta's third straight over Cleveland.

Al Horford had 25 points, while Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap contributed 20 points apiece for the Hawks. Millsap also had 11 rebounds and Shelvin Mack chipped in 10 points off the bench. The rest of the second unit combined for just 10 points.

Horford is out indefinitely with a sprained shoulder and Forward DeMarre Carroll (thumb) is questionable versus Charlotte.

The Bobcats will open a five-game road trip Saturday against Atlanta, Utah, the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland and Sacramento, and are 6-6 as the visitor this season.

Charlotte had won four of five games until dropping an 89-85 decision to the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday in the finale of a three-game homestand. Kemba Walker scored 18 points and Al Jefferson added a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Gerald Henderson and Josh McRoberts posted 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Bobcats, who shot 37.5 percent for the game and couldn't top an Oklahoma City team playing without Russell Westbrook (knee surgery).

"I'm not really disappointed but I'm not happy with how we played," said Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford. "We made too many mistakes."

The Hawks bested the Bobcats, 103-94, in Charlotte on Nov. 11 and have won nine straight over their fellow Southeast Division rival. Atlanta has taken four straight and 11 of the last 12 over the Bobcats in Georgia.

12/28 10:20:31 ET

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Local
Final
CAR 4
TAM 2
Final
IND 91
TOR 104
Final
DET 95
CLE 103
Final
MIA 102
MIL 109
Final
DAL 90
MEM 109
2nd
GSW 54
CHI 51
 
2nd
LAL 57
WAS 46
 
Final
AKR 59
BST 47
 
Final
KSU 63
CMICH 53
 
Final
VCU 72
GWU 48
Final
TOL 70
UMO 65
 
Final
MICH 58
NEB 44
Final
BGU 56
NILL 46
 
Final
EMICH 76
OHIO 40
 
Final
VT 70
PITT 67
Final
LAS 53
STJOE 48
Final
TULA 55
TULSA 62
Final
UGA 70
VANDY 62
Final
KYST 59
WVU 65
Final
BUF 77
WMICH 71
 
Final
GEOR 53
XAV 66
Final
EVAN 89
INDST 78
 
Final
ORU 94
TABOR 53
 
Final
OKST 64
BAY 53
9:00pm Tonight
PROV 0
DEP 0
 
Final
ALA 50
UF 52
9:00pm Tonight
RUTG 0
MSU 0
 
Final
ARK 69
TENN 64
 
Final
AUB 61
TEXAM 71
 
Final
UTST 56
WYO 44
Final
SDST 58
FRES 47
2nd
CALST 69
SDCHR 48
 
2nd
NEV 43
UNLV 46
 
1st
BSU 22
COLST 19
 
Final
PHI 4
ARI 3
Final
NYI 4
NYR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 3
Final
PIT 5
WIN 3
Final
MON 3
DAL 2
Final
FLA 4
DET 5
Final
CAR 4
TAM 2
Final
NAS 4
COL 3
Final
CAL 4
BUF 1
 
3rd
EDM 1
MIN 1
 
2nd
VAN 0
ANA 2