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Surprising Hawks win at Dallas, 105-102, improve to 20-7
Surprising Hawks win at Dallas, 105-102, improve to 20-7

Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 22 points Monday night, and the surprising Atlanta Hawks held off the Dallas Mavericks, 105-102, to sweep a three-game trip and take sole possession of first place in the Southeast Division. The Hawks (20-7) played without their leading scorer, point guard Jeff Teague, who has a hamstring injury. But they still won their fourth in a row overall and for the 13th time in 14 games. They are half a game ahead of the Washington Wizards in the division. Last season, with largely the same roster, Atlanta finished 38-44. All five Hawks starters scored in double figures. Kyle Korver had 18 points, Al Horford 17, DeMarre Carroll 15 and Paul Millsap 13. Monta...

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