Orlando at Atlanta

Hawks 104, Magic 94

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ATLANTA -- Jeff Teague and the Atlanta Hawks had been in this situation a couple of times already this season.

So when the Orlando Magic erased Atlanta's 17-point lead in the third quarter, Teague wanted to be a calming influence.

''We're still learning every day,'' he said. ''I was glad to see us bounce back, get the lead back up and make plays at the end. Hard work is paying off.''

Teague had 19 points and 13 assists, Paul Millsap scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and the Hawks beat Orlando 104-94 on Saturday night.

Arron Afflalo finished with 21 points for the Magic, who have 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.

''Guys were just getting in position where they were open,'' Teague said. ''I was hitting them, and they were making shots. Paul and Kyle had their pick and pop all night, and they were making them. When I was getting in the lane, I was doing my best to draw defenders and kick it to them.''

Carroll's reverse dunk a couple of minutes later put the Hawks ahead by 17 for the game's biggest lead, but the Magic 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.

''We fought our way back into the game,'' Vaughn said. ''That unit that was on the floor gave us a lot of energy on the second night of a back-to-back and got us back into the game, take the lead. Great resolve by that group over there -- the Hawks -- making shots.''

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.

''There's just no room for error at that point,'' Afflalo said. ''We just couldn't close the game off tonight.''

Teague, secure in his role after Atlanta re-signed him to a multiyear contract last summer, is showing the kind of leadership that Budenholzer wants from his point guard.

''I think he's really starting to understand what we're saying,'' Budenholzer said after his team improved to 3-3. ''I think for the last week to 10 days that he's had a lot of opportunities and a lot of responsibility for the way we play. He's doing a lot of good things. I think he's going to get better and better. ''

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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Scoreboard
Orlando (3-4)2223262394
Atlanta (3-3) «28182632104
ORL:A. Afflalo 21 Pts
ORL:N. Vucevic 6 Reb
ORL:A. Afflalo 7 Ast
ATL:J. Teague 19 Pts
ATL:P. Millsap 11 Reb
ATL:J. Teague 13 Ast
Players of the Game
OrlandoAtlanta

Arron Afflalo

Jeff Teague
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
213719113
Orlando
A. Afflalo, SG378-162-437321
N. Vucevic, C343-101-26447
J. Nelson, PG314-92-236113
M. Harkless, SF283-50-05026
J. Maxiell, PF226-110-040512
A. Nicholson, PF265-93-561413
E. Moore, PG252-52-32217
V. Oladipo, SG202-80-23215
K. O'Quinn, PF144-60-03028
R. Price, PG31-30-01012
H. Turkoglu, SFDid Not Play
S. Jones, PFDid Not Play
G. Davis, PFDid Not Play
T. Harris, SFDid Not Play
D. Lamb, SGDid Not Play
Totals 38-8210-1836222494
 46.3%55.6% 
Atlanta
K. Korver, SG406-100-085214
J. Teague, PG406-156-6113119
P. Millsap, PF348-162-4114218
D. Carroll, SF325-50-271112
A. Horford, C307-141-277315
C. Martin, SF223-71-12207
P. Antic, C181-40-01242
M. Scott, PF147-112-221217
D. Schroder, PG100-80-00100
S. Mack, PG10-00-00000
E. Brand, PFDid Not Play
L. Williams, SGDid Not Play
G. Ayon, PFDid Not Play
J. Cunningham, SGDid Not Play
J. Jenkins, SGDid Not Play
Totals 43-9012-17393615104
 47.8%70.6% 
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