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Teague, Millsap pace Hawks past Magic

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Teague, Millsap pace Hawks past Magic
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Jeff Teague had 19 points and 13 assists, Paul Millsap scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 104-94 on Saturday night.

Arron Afflalo finished with 21 points for Orlando, which has dropped 15 straight on the road dating to last March 4.

Mike Scott had 17 points in a reserve role and Al Horford scored 15 and Kyle Korver added 14 for Atlanta.

Korver made a 3 in his 79th consecutive game to surpass Dennis Scott and tie Michael Adams for second place on the NBA career list. After Korver hit a 3 on a fast break late in the fourth, Teague's fastbreak layup made it 97-88 with 1:41 remaining.

The Hawks have won nine straight over the Magic at Philips Arena.

Jameer Nelson and Andrew Nicholson each finished with 13 points for Orlando.

Atlanta took the game's first double-digit lead at 57-47 on Millsap's jumper with 9:30 left in the third. DeMarre Carroll followed with a 3 and Millsap hit a layup for a 15-point lead that caused Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn to call a timeout.

Carroll's reverse dunk a couple of minutes later put the Hawks ahead by 17 for the game's biggest lead, but the Magic later went on a 23-7 run that ended with Andrew Nicholson's hook shot in the final minute of the third and gave Orlando a 71-70 lead.

The Magic, who dropped to 0-3 on the road this season, got back in contention defensively by shutting down the passing lanes and forcing Atlanta to wind down the shot clock on multiple possessions late in the third and early in the fourth.

E'Twaun Moore and Afflalo hit consecutive 3s midway through the final period to cut the lead to 79-77, and Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer called a timeout.

Afflalo 3's put the Magic up 88-87 with 3:50 remaining, but they didn't lead again.

NOTES: Dana Barros set the NBA mark by hitting a 3 in 89 straight games from Dec. 23, 1994-Jan. 12, 1996, during stints with Philadelphia and Boston. ... Adams made a 3 in 79 straight games during the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons with Denver. ... The Hawks had the biggest lead of the first half at eight on a pair of baskets by Scott in the first minute of the first quarter.

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