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Millsap's 4th Double Double In 5 Games Leads Hawks Past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Forward Paul Millsap finished with 23 points and 14 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 116-101 on Friday night at FedEx Forum.

It was Millsap's fourth double-double in his last five games.

Six Hawks scored in double figures. Point guard Jeff Teague finished with 20 points and seven assists, center Al Horford had 16 points, guard Kent Bazemore scored 14, forward Kyle Korver chipped in 13 and Mike Muscala had 11 points and six rebounds off the bench.

Korver made three treys to pass Peja Stojakovic for 10th on the NBA's career 3-pointers made list (1,761).

The Hawks (11-7) won for just the third time in their last eight games and led by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter.

The Grizzlies (9-8) also placed six players in double figures. Point guard Mike Conley had 16 points and nine assists. Forward Matt Barnes scored 15 points, Courtney Lee and Vince Carter each had 14 points off the bench, center Marc Gasol finished with 13 points and eight rebounds, and forward Jeff Green contributed 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Hawks trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half and were down five at halftime. But they outscored the Grizzlies 32-24 in the third quarter and carried an 85-82 lead into the fourth. Millsap already had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Atlanta shot 46.7 percent from the floor and 35.9 percent from 3-point range (14 of 39). Memphis shot 43.8 percent from the field and 40 percent from long distance (12 of 30).

The Hawks finished 32 of 36 (88.9 percent) from the foul line. Gasol, Barnes, and Memphis coach Dave Joerger all picked up technical fouls in the second half.

Carter hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from just inside the Hawks' 3-point line to give the Grizzlies a 36-29 lead after one quarter and went 4 of 6 from long range in the first half. He led all first-half scorers with 12 points and Memphis was up 58-53 at the break, shooting 52.5 percent from the floor.

NOTES: The Grizzlies are leading the NBA in turnover differential (-65) this season by a wide margin, with the Boston Celtics second (-44). "It's a necessity for us," Memphis coach Dave Joerger said, noting the Grizzlies shoot and make fewer 3-pointers than most teams. ... Atlanta F Thabo Sefolosha (ankle) and C/F Tiago Splitter (hip) were inactive Friday. "Just being cautious," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "Trying to think big picture." ... Memphis PF Zach Randolph (sore knee) was active Friday but did not start. ... The Hawks entered Friday's game ranked second in the NBA in assists at 25.5 per game and have had four 30-assist games this season. They're producing assists on 67percent of their made baskets, also second in the league. ... The Grizzlies had two of the league's top free-throw shooters so far. F Jeff Green is fourth at 91.7 percent and G Courtney Lee is sixth at 90.9 percent.

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