Atlanta overcame 37 points by Portland's
The big lead for each team was only six points. There were four ties in the fourth quarter before the Hawks took the lead for good midway through the period on a basket by
"We got stops when we needed to and really got into a rhythm offensively," Horford said.
The Hawks overcame a sudden shortage of wing players to keep their streak alive before a sellout crowd.
The Hawks' depth came through again. Bazemore, the team's third option at small forward, didn't miss a beat. Bazemore made his first three shots and finished with 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.
Bazemore, who usually plays about 12 minutes per game, logged almost 40 minutes.
“With Thabo going down and DeMarre already hurt,” Hawks coach
Rubio has been cleared to play on Monday against the
Rubio has been out since severely injuring his left ankle Nov. 7. He will have missed 43 games because of the injury, and the Wolves sunk to the bottom of the league without him.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"I'm just sick and tired of one night getting a certain effort and the next night you don't show up and you don't compete,"
Brooklyn is sinking in the East and
When Miami All-Star guard Dwyane Wade held a news conference to announce that he might be sidelined for a couple of weeks because of a right hamstring injury, he smiled and offered the media some advice. "I won't be seeing y'all for a while, so take a good look at this face."
GAME OF THE WEEK
When: Friday, 4:30 p.m. PST.
It's too bad this game is not being televised nationally because the