The Atlanta Hawks turned to their shooters in the fourth quarter against the Orlando Magic and pulled off the 103-100 road victor on Sunday night. Kyle Korver led the way with 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting from behind the arc for the Hawks, who notched their third straight win after three straight losses last week.
All five starters finished in double-figure scoring for the Hawks with 14 points apiece from Al Horford and Jeff Teague and 13 points each from Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore. Millsap also had 13 rebounds to post another double-double. Mike Scott came off the bench to score 15 points including 3-of-5 from the three-point area.
As a team, the Hawks shot 11-of-22 (50 percent three-point field goals) from the long range, four of which came in the final half of the fourth quarter when the Magic were attempting to comeback.
The Hawks led 52-42 at the halftime break but the Magic came with more energy in the third quarter, which the latter won, 36-25 as the home team grabbed the 78-77 lead entering the final quarter.
It was close to the rest of the way and the game was tied at 100-all with 1:04 remaining. Korver hit his sixth three-pointer of the night with 43 seconds to go and the Magic couldn’t execute for the tie as the time winded down.
Nikola Vucevic led the losing side with his own double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds while Evan Fournier added 17 points.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Orlando, which will visit the New York Knicks on Monday. Atlanta returns home in their next three games and set to host the Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons and Knicks.