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NBA Game Summary - Utah at Atlanta



(Friday, December 20th)

Final Score: Atlanta 118, Utah 85

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Lou Williams poured in 25 points and Al Horford added 23 to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 118-85 thumping of the Utah Jazz from Philips Arena.

Williams was 6-for-10 from 3-point range, tying a career high for 3-pointers made in a game.

Paul Millsap chipped in a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds and Jeff Teague finished with nine points and eight assists for the Hawks, winners in four of their last five games.

"I think we played extremely well tonight on both ends. We defended very well and stuck to the game plan very well. We were able to make shots. I just think that it was one of those nights that you have everything clicking on all cylinders," Williams said.

Enes Kanter had 13 points and 13 rebounds, Alec Burks finished with 13 points and Gordon Hayward donated 11 for the Jazz, losers in three of their last four.

"Just low energy all night long. I thought that we didn't come out with the sense of urgency that we have been seeing," said Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin. "I thought we turned the corner, and like the way we played in Orlando the other night. I was looking for that kind of effort, but we just didn't have from the beginning of the game tonight."

Atlanta led from the get-go, opening the first quarter on a 23-10 run. Utah got it down to seven following a pair of Marvin Williams 3-pointers, but the Hawks closed the quarter on a 7-0 run to take a 30-16 lead after 12 minutes.

Utah shot a dismal 26.1 percent (6-for-23) in the first quarter.

The Hawks kept their foot on the pedal in the second, outscoring the Jazz 25-18 to take a 55-34 lead into the break.

Atlanta's lead swelled to 27 after Jeff Teague's 3-point play 3:45 into the third, and a 15-7 swing later in the period made the score 82-51. The Jazz outscored the Hawks 7-4 over the final 2:12 of the quarter, though, to pull within 85-58 entering the final frame.

Utah never got closer than 22 points down over the final 12 minutes.

Game Notes

Atlanta was 45-for-86 (52.3 percent) from the field ... Hawks guard Kyle Korver finished with just six points, but went 2-for-3 from beyond the arc to extend his NBA record for 3-pointers made in consecutive games to 96 ... Utah rookie point guard Trey Burke, who scored a career-high 30 points in Wednesday's win over Orlando, finished with just two points on 1-of-8 shooting ... The Jazz were 35-for-94 from the field and were just 3-for-18 from long distance.

12/20 23:01:34 ET

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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
 
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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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