Paul Millsap registered his 17th double-double this season, scoring 20 points and registering 13 rebounds, to help the Atlanta Hawks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 120-113. Atlanta (25-21) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.
Millsap finished 9-18 from the field. Other top contributors for Atlanta included Jeff Teague with 19 points and 8 assists, and Mike Scott with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Kevin Love had another strong performance for Minnesota in the loss, putting up 43 points on 12-22 shooting (2-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 17-18 from the free throw line. He also tallied 19 rebounds.
Surprisingly, Atlanta controlled the offensive glass in this matchup, finishing with an OR% of 31.9%. They rank 26th in the NBA in OR% this season at 22.2%. Conversely, the defense of Minnesota has been tough on the backboards this season, placing fifth in the league with a DR% of 75.9%.
Minnesota (23-24) has now lost back-to-back games after falling to Memphis on Friday.
Coming up next, the Hawks square off against the Indiana Pacers, who are 36-10 on the year. The Timberwolves go up against the Los Angeles Lakers, currently 16-31 this season. The Hawks are 1-0 versus Indiana this season. The Timberwolves have a 1-1 record against Los Angeles this season.