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NBA: Atlanta wins big over Milwaukee

Paul Millsap collected 20 points and eight rebounds as short-handed Atlanta rolled to a lopsided 112-87 road win over Milwaukee in its first meeting with former coach Larry Drew.

Paul Millsap collected 20 points and eight rebounds as short-handed Atlanta rolled to a lopsided 112-87 road win over Milwaukee in its first meeting with former coach Larry Drew.

Lou Williams scored 18 points and fellow reserve Mike Scott added 14 for the Hawks, who were without point guard Jeff Teague and center Pero Antic because of ankle injuries. Kyle Korver extended his NBA-record streak to 112 consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer and finished with 12 points, and DeMarre Carroll returned from a one-game absence to add 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

Brandon Knight hit five 3-pointers en route to 27 points for the Bucks, who have dropped 11 of their last 12 and own the worst record in the NBA. Ersan Ilyasova (11 points, 13 rebounds) and John Henson (10 points, 10 rebounds) recorded double-doubles for Milwaukee.

Already in control with a 60-45 halftime lead, the Hawks blew it open in the third quarter by outscoring the Bucks 36-19. Atlanta went 11-for-16 in the period and Millsap scored 11 points to help the Hawks turn it into a rout.

Milwaukee led by as many as four early, but Atlanta reeled off eight points in 38 seconds -- highlighted by consecutive 3-pointer from Carroll and Korver -- and never trailed again. The Hawks began to pull away with a 9-2 burst in the final two minutes of the half and picked up where they left off after the break.

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Atlanta 31 29 36 16 -- 112

Milwaukee 25 20 19 23 -- 87

ATLANTA (112)

Millsap 8-14 4-6 20, Ayon 4-5 0-2 8, Korver 3-7 3-3 12, Carroll 4-5 1-2 12, Mack 3-7 2-2 9, Scott 4-10 4-4 14, L.Williams 6-9 3-4 18, Brand 5-8 0-0 10, Schroder 1-6 2-2 4, Nunnally 1-3 0-0 3, J.Cunningham 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 40-76 19-25 112.

MILWAUKEE (87)

Knight 11-15 0-0 27, Antetokounmpo 2-6 1-2 5, Ilyasova 5-15 1-1 11, Sanders 0-5 1-2 1, Ridnour 1-3 0-0 2, Middleton 5-9 1-2 11, Henson 5-8 0-2 10, Mayo 1-5 0-0 2, Wolters 3-5 2-4 8, C.Butler 5-9 0-0 10, Raduljica 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 38-82 6-13 87.

3-Point Goals Atlanta 13-26 (Carroll 3-3, Korver 3-4, L.Williams 3-5, Scott 2-5, Mack 1-2, Nunnally 1-3, J.Cunningham 0-1, Schroder 0-1, Millsap 0-2), Milwaukee 5-21 (Knight 5-7, C.Butler 0-1, Antetokounmpo 0-2, Ridnour 0-2, Ilyasova 0-3, Mayo 0-3, Middleton 0-3). Fouled out None. Rebounds Atlanta 43 (Millsap 8), Milwaukee 50 (Ilyasova 13). Assists Atlanta 26 (L.Williams 5), Milwaukee 23 (Knight, Wolters 5). Total Fouls Atlanta 19 (Ayon 5), Milwaukee 26 (Antetokounmpo 5). A--15,879.

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