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Sunday, January 12th (All times Eastern)

Atlanta Hawks (20-17) at Memphis Grizzlies (16-19), 6 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Hawks have fared well recently against the Memphis Grizzlies and the two clubs will square off Sunday at FedExForum.

The Hawks took both meetings against Memphis a season ago, have won 11 of the previous 13 games in this series and are unbeaten in three straight matchups on Beale Street. Atlanta is 5-1 in the last six at FedExForum.

Atlanta has won two in a row overall since a three-game slide and posted an 83-80 victory versus the Houston Rockets Friday night from Philips Arena, where Paul Millsap scored 20 points to go along with seven rebounds and Kyle Korver also netted 20 points. Korver has made a 3-pointer in an NBA-record 106 straight games and sank 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.

Mike Scott added 14 points off the bench in the win. Scott is averaging 12.7 points in his last three games.

"I think the group is starting to trust each other defensively," said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer. "It's just good to see that trust being built up. I'm really happy with the defensive effort against a very good offensive team."

The Hawks are 6-12 as the visitor this season and have lost two in a row and three of four games on the road.

Memphis has rotated results in each of the past nine games and posted a 104-99 victory versus Phoenix Friday night behind a career-high tying 31 points from Mike Conley. Conley made 11-of-19 from the floor and handed out seven assists.

"I feel like I'm just showing people what I can do," Conley said of possibly making the All-Star team. "I'm just going to continue playing and try to get wins and see what happens, because I have no control over (the All-Star selections). But I feel like I'm playing at an all-time level right now."

Conley also had 31 points against Philadelphia on March 7, 2009 and is averaging a career-best and team-leading 18.0 points per game.

Zach Randolph registered a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who shot 48.8 percent and received 10 points and a career-high 17 rebounds from Ed Davis. Randolph has 22 double-doubles this season and 19 in his last 26 games.

Memphis has scored 100-plus points in four straight games, is 1-1 so far on a four-game homestand and 8-12 as the host. Oklahoma City will visit the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

The Grizzlies will try to keep the Hawks under 100 points because they are only 2-13 this season when allowing that many.

01/12 10:20:00 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
CHA
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
Final
SAC 107
MIL 108
Final
GSW 114
OKC 109
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
CHA
 
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ORL
UTA
 
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CLE
BRK
 
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BOS
MIN
 
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DET
TOR
 
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MIA
WAS
 
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MEM
CHI
 
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SAN
POR
 
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DEN
LAC
 
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LAL
OKC
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
Final
EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
Final
CSFU 72
CSDH 50
 
Final
ORST 90
DEP 59
Final
PAC 69
NEV 65
Final
USF 77
PORST 40
 
Final
IDAHO 86
WALLA 39
 
Final
UTST 57
CALST 56
 
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YOUNG
WILB
 
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TULA
JST
 
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RAD
SIENA
 
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COOK
 
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CASEWEST
 
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CLEM
 
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EKENT
 
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MDES
 
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NIAG
 
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NARZ
 
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NILL
 
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NKENTUCKY
 
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UCSB
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TENN
TENT
 
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CHAT
 
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LSUALEX
 
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LIP
 
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LAM
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MINN
SEAT
 
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LOYC
SUTAH
 
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SELA
WINT
 
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SILL
NO
 
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MARQ
ALAAM
 
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TTU
ARKPB
 
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DEN
COLST
 
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TXPA
 
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CAL
EWASH
 
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UTST
IDST
 
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UTEP
ARZ
 
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CHAM
HAW
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
Final
SJS 4
EDM 3
Final
LOS 6
STL 4
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NJD
TAM
 
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OTT
ANA
 
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DET
NYI
 
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WIN
BOS
 
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CAL
DAL
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13