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Atlanta Hawks beat Chicago, 120-105, to end Bulls’ six-game winning streak

Al Horford, Taj Gibson

Hawks center Al Horford (15) chases down a loose ball against Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) in the first half Saturday.

(John Bazemore / Associated Press)

Al Horford scored a season-high 33 points and had 10 rebounds, Paul Millsap added 18 points and the Atlanta Hawks outscored Chicago, 120-105, Saturday afternoon in Atlanta to end the Bulls’ six-game winning streak.

Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his 27 points in the third quarter for Chicago, and Nikola Mirotic had 24 points.

Mike Scott had 14 points and Dennis Schroder and Kyle Korver each scored 13 for the Hawks, who have two straight after dropping three of four.

Beating the Bulls (22-13), who are second in the Eastern Conference, gave Atlanta (23-15) its first signature win over an NBA contender since it defeated Oklahoma City on Nov. 30, a potential confidence boost entering a three-day break.

at Utah 98, Miami 83: Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 34 points, helping the Jazz end a three-game losing streak. Chris Bosh had 24 points for the Heat (22-15), which fell from third to fifth in the East.

Toronto 108, at Philadelphia 95: Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and DeMar DeRozan had 19 points to lead the Raptors past the 76ers. Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points for the Atlantic Division leaders, who will go for their fourth straight win when they wrap up a six-game trip Thursday against Orlando in London. Ish Smith scored a career-high 28 points and rookie Jahlil Okafor had 19 for Philadelphia (4-35), which has lost its last 11 games against Toronto.

at Detroit 103, Brooklyn 89: Andre Drummond had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and the Pistons pulled away at the beginning of the fourth quarter to win their their third straight. Reggie Jackson had 23 points and eight assists for Detroit, and Ersan Ilyasova added 19 points and 13 rebounds. Brook Lopez had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Nets, who have lost four straight.

Washington 105, at Orlando 99: John Wall had 24 points and 10 assists to help the Wizards defeat the Magic for the 12th straight time. The victory ended a three-game losing streak for Washington, which got double-figure scoring from all five starters and reserve Gary Neal. Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and nine rebounds for Orlando, which has lost five of six.