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Wednesday, March 26th (All times Eastern)

Atlanta Hawks (31-38) at Minnesota Timberwolves (34-35), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Hawks are back to struggling, losing three in a row, but they'll try to get on track Wednesday night with a visit to the Target Center to face the Minnesota Timberwolves.

After a five-game winning streak, Atlanta has suffered three consecutive setbacks, including two at home. The Hawks are two games behind the Charlotte Bobcats for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference and three in front of the New York Knicks for eighth.

On Monday, the Hawks fell at home to the Phoenix Suns, 102-95.

DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap put in 19 points apiece for Atlanta. Jeff Teague and Lou Williams both finished with 17.

"It's a tough loss. It's been a tough three or four days," said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer. "I think it's an opportunity for a group to continue to improve, continue to work."

The Hawks led by three at the half, but the Suns trounced them, 35-23, in the third quarter. Atlanta won the fourth by two, but it was too late.

The Timberwolves are all but out of playoff consideration in the Western Conference. They sit 9 1/2 games behind the Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies for the final postseason berth.

The Wolves have dropped three straight with only one of those setbacks coming at home.

On Monday, Minnesota fell in Memphis to the Grizzlies, 109-92.

Kevin Love shot 6-for-18, including 2-for-8 from distance, to lead the Timberwolves with 16 points. Corey Brewer tallied 15 points and Gorgui Dieng deposited 11 points with 17 rebounds in the loss.

The Grizzlies outscored Minnesota, 66-42, in the paint and outrebounded their counterpart 54-42.

The T'Wolves didn't convert a basket in the fourth until Dieng made a hook shot with just over seven minutes left. By that time, Memphis built a game- high 25-point spread and the Grizzlies coasted the rest of the way.

"We just didn't compete," said Minnesota coach Rick Adelman. "We got to compete. This team (Memphis) is very physical. We talked about it before the game. They are going to hit you in the mouth, they're going to come at you, they are going to jam it inside. You have to compete against a team like that."

The Hawks beat the Wolves in Atlanta on Feb. 1 and are 5-1 in their last six in Minnesota.

03/26 10:22:17 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 10
NOS 28
Final
ORL 98
WAS 105
Final
MIN 97
DET 91
Final
CLE 90
NYK 95
Final
DAL 120
UTA 102
Final
LAC 93
OKC 90
7:00pm Tonight
IND
MEM
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
CLE
 
8:30pm Tonight
MIL
PHI
 
10:00pm Tonight
SAC
POR
 
10:00pm Tonight
PHO
SAN
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
LAC
 
Final
LOU 31
FSU 42
Final
GASO 42
TROY 10
8:00pm Tonight
TULA
CIN
8:02pm Tonight
MEM
TULSA
Final
BUF 2
BOS 3
Final
PIT 3
LOS 0
Final
NJD 2
WIN 1
Final
FLA 2
ARI 1
Final
OTT 4
CHI 5
Final
TAM 4
PHI 3
Final
STL 2
ANA 0
Final
MIN 4
SJS 3
Final
COL 5
NYI 0
Final
VAN 3
MON 2
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
TOR
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
LOS
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
NAS
 
Final
CAR 10
NOS 28