Korver's 3s help Hawks top Lakers 114-100



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ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Korver sank three 3-pointers in Atlanta's dominant third quarter, Al Horford scored 19 points and the Hawks beat cold-shooting Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 114-100 Monday night.

Paul Millsap had 18 points and Jeff Teague had 17 with 10 assists for the Hawks. Horford grabbed 11 rebounds.

Bryant made only 4 of 14 shots for eight points.

Nick Young led the Lakers with 23 points while making five 3-pointers. Jordan Hill had 21, Xavier Henry had 18 and Pau Gasol had 16, but no other Los Angeles player scored in double figures. The Lakers' lack of depth was telling as Atlanta controlled the second half.

The Lakers led 54-47 at halftime before being outscored 35-19 in the third period. Korver scored all of his 11 points in the period.

Bryant made his third straight start at point guard as the Lakers attempt to compensate for the loss of three injured point guards _ Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake.

The Lakers' other starting guard, Jodie Meeks, made only 1 of 8 shots for 2 points.

Bryant had six assists and five turnovers.

Korver and the Hawks struggled from the field early. Korver missed two 3-pointers on one possession about 3 minutes into the game and was 0 for 4 on 3s in the half.

Korver made a short-range jumper midway through the third quarter, and that seemed to end his cold shooting. He quickly followed with two 3-pointers, extending his NBA record to 94 consecutive games with at least one 3. He added his third 3 minutes later.

Korver's string of eight straight points sparked a 17-2 run. Horford's jumper gave Atlanta its first lead of the second half at 63-62. Millsap's three-point play stretched the lead to 70-62.

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni called two timeouts in a span of 8 seconds, but he couldn't end the Hawks' momentum.

Atlanta twice led by 15 points, at 95-80 and 107-92.

NOTES: Teague was called for a technical foul for criticizing a call at the end of the first half. Bryant missed the free throw before the start of the second half. ... Farmar (left hamstring tear) ran light sprints before the game for the first time in two weeks. ... The Hawks recalled G Dennis Schroder from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League and assigned G Jared Cunningham to Bakersfield.

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Charles Odum

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