Atlanta 124, Sacramento 107

Date - Wednesday, December 18, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #28 Zach Zarba, #27 Dick Bavetta
Attendance - 10185

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 26 28 33 20 107
Atlanta 28 25 32 39 124

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 7-17 5-10 2-7 L2
Atlanta 14-12 10-4 4-8 W2

Recap



Hawks 124, Kings 107: Kyle Korver scored a season-high 28 points and equaled a career best with eight 3-pointers as host Atlanta ran away from Sacramento.

Al Horford registered 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four blocks for the Hawks, who have won two straight and three of their last four. Jeff Teague finished with 18 points and tied a career high with 15 assists while DeMarre Carroll chipped in 15 points for Atlanta, which shot 58 percent.

DeMarcus Cousins led the offense for the Kings, finishing with 28 points while grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out six assists. Rudy Gay, who was questionable for the game after leaving Monday night's contest with right knee stiffness, totaled 22 points and Isaiah Thomas added 20 to go with 10 assists for Sacramento, which allowed a season high in points and dropped to 1-4 in its last five games.

The Hawks had the hot hand from the jump and back-to-back 3-pointers from Paul Millsap pushed their early advantage to 26-12 with 3:06 left in the opening quarter before the Kings closed the period on a 14-2 run, led by seven from Thomas, to trail 28-26. A 3-pointer from Jimmer Fredette gave Sacramento its first lead just under two minutes into the second stanza and, after Atlanta regained control when Teague scored four points to cap a 12-4 run, the Kings closed out the half on a 14-6 spurt to lead 54-53 at intermission.

Sacramento edged the Hawks 33-32 in the third quarter, with Derrick Williams' 3-pointer with 20.8 seconds on the clock the difference-maker, to hit the final frame up 87-85. Mike Scott hit a pair of 3-pointers as Atlanta opened the fourth on a 10-4 run to go ahead for good, and the Hawks would pour it on down the stretch to improve to 6-1 in their last seven home games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Korver extended his NBA record to 95 consecutive games with at least one make from beyond the arc. ... Sacramento G Ben McLemore shot 5-of-6, totaling 10 points after knocking down only 6-of-35 in his previous five games. ... Atlanta has recorded 26 turnovers in its last two games after coughing the ball up 27 times in a loss to New York on Saturday.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Atlanta
DeMarcus Cousins 28 Scoring Kyle Korver 28
Isaiah Thomas 10 Assists Jeff Teague 15
DeMarcus Cousins 7 Rebounds Al Horford 10
DeMarcus Cousins 8 Free Throws Made Jeff Teague 5
Rudy Gay 3 Steals DeMarre Carroll 3
Rudy Gay 1 Blocks Al Horford 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 107 47.6 6-15 21-25 25 33 1 6 13
Atlanta 124 58.0 15-25 15-18 38 44 6 7 17

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Utah. The Hawks have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .692 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Miami . The Kings have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .250 after a loss.