Atlanta Hawks beat Chicago Bulls, 107-99, for their 12th straight win

Nikola Mirotic, Al Horford
Chicago’s Nikola Mirotic vies for a rebound against Atlanta’s Al Horford on Saturday.
(Paul Beaty / Associated Press)

Kyle Korver made a season-high seven three-pointers on his way to 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Bulls, 107-99, at Chicago on Saturday for their 12th straight victory.

Al Horford added 22 points and nine rebounds as the Hawks matched the second-longest win streak in franchise history. Paul Millsap scored 16 and Jeff Teague had 17 points and 11 assists.

The Hawks (33-8) have won 26 of 28 since a 7-6 start, surging to the top of the Eastern Conference with one of the NBA’s most efficient offenses and a stingy defense. They closed out the first half of the season with impressive road wins over Toronto and Chicago on consecutive nights.

Derrick Rose had 23 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for Chicago (27-15), which has dropped five of seven. Pau Gasol had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and Jimmy Butler scored 15.


at Charlotte 80, Indiana 71 (OT): The Hornets outscored the Pacers, 12-3, in extra time to hand Indiana its fourth straight loss. Gerald Henderson scored 20 for the Hornets, who played without their top two scorers, Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson.

at Detroit 107, Philadelphia 89: The Pistons won for the ninth time in 11 games and improved to 6-15 at home. Six players scored in double figures for Detroit, led by Kyle Singler with 20 points. Michael Carter-Williams had 15 points for Philadelphia, but only one other starter reached double figures.

Golden State 131, at Houston 106: The Warriors led by five at halftime and used a 38-point third quarter, to take a 22-point lead into the fourth quarter. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson scored 27 points each. Dwight Howard led the Rockets with 23 points and 10 rebounds on a night when the NBA’s leading scorer James Harden scored just 11.

Washington 99, at Brooklyn 90: The Wizards shot 52% from the field to overcome their 14-of-27 effort from the free throw line. Nene scored 20 points and three other Washington big men were in double figures as the teams split their home-and-home series.


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