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Schroder scores 20 points, improving Hawks beat Jazz 104-90

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks are starting to see some results from their improved play.

Dennis Schroder scored 20 points , Taurean Prince broke out of a slump with 17 and Kent Bazemore did a stellar job defensively, leading the Hawks past the Utah Jazz 104-90 on Monday night.

Still saddled with one of the league's worst record, Atlanta (14-32) has won three of its last four, four of six and is .500 over its past 14 games.

''We've got to keep it going,'' said Prince, who matched his scoring output from the last four games combined.

The Hawks began to pull away late in the third quarter, closing with a 13-3 run for a 74-63 lead that was their largest to that point. Dewayne Dedmon knocked down a 3-pointer, Malcolm Delaney converted a four-point play and Schroder scored off a couple of drives.

It got totally out of hand at the start of the fourth.

The Jazz missed their first five shots, and the Hawks put the game out of reach with a 10-0 spurt that included a three-point play from rookie John Collins and Bazemore's jumper beyond the arc.

Atlanta led by as many as 26 in the final period .

Bazemore and Marco Belinelli had 11 points apiece for Atlanta, which knocked down 12 of 26 from 3-point range . The Jazz, on the other hand, made only 4 of 15 outside the stripe.

''There were times it looked like we didn't want to play. Including me,'' said Donavan Mitchell, who was held to 13 points by Bazemore.

Battling a hand injury, Prince had hit 7 of 24 shots for 17 points over the last four games. He made 6 of 11 - including a couple of 3s - against the Jazz.

''It's OK to get tired of yourself sometimes,'' Prince said. ''You've just to work through it. I've got to continue to take my shots and continue to play defense.''

Alec Burks came off the bench to lead the Jazz with 17 points. Utah's starters combined for just 40 points.

Mitchell , averaging 19.3 points a game, was limited to 5-of-13 shooting

''He's a good player,'' Bazemore said. ''I just tried to match his energy.''

EXTRA POINT

At the end of the first half, the officials checked out the replay of a long jumper that Belinelli took with more than four minutes to go in the second quarter.

Originally ruled a 2-pointer, it was changed to a 3 after the replay showed Belinelli's foot behind the stripe. So, when the Hawks returned for the third quarter, they had a 42-41 lead instead of being tied at 41.

LONG SHOT

Belinelli also had the best shot of the night, though this one didn't count.

After a frenetic last few seconds of the first half, in which both teams turned it over and the Jazz failed to get off a shot before the buzzer, Belinelli hurled one up from a 3-point line at his own end of the court - about a 65-footer.

Nothing but net.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Missed their first 10 shots but bounced back to lead 20-19 by the end of the opening period. ... Former Hawks star Joe Johnson had four points in 16 minutes. The 36-year-old Johnson played for the Hawks from 2005-12, making the All-Star game in six of seven seasons. Utah is the third team he's played for since being traded by Atlanta. ... Rudy Gobert had 10 rebounds.

Hawks: Coach Mike Budenholzer picked up a technical with 3:55 left in the game with his team up by 21 points. After the Jazz made the free throw, Budenholzer yelled at official Courtney Kirkland, ''The game's not over.'' ... Eight players hit 3-pointers. ... Ersan Ilyasova was held to five points but grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

A THREE ... AND ONE MORE

Both teams converted four-point plays.

Just before the midway point of the first quarter, Joe Ingles hit a trey - Utah's first points of the game - and tacked on a free throw after being fouled by Prince.

Then, late in the third quarter, Delaney swished a 3 from the corner. He was fouled by Royce O'Neale and made the free throw, giving Atlanta a 72-63 lead.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Travel to Detroit on Wednesday to face the Pistons.

Hawks: Wrap up a six-game homestand, their longest of the season, by hosting the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.

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Key Players
R. Gobert
27 C
D. Schroder
17 PG
32.0 Min. Per Game 32.0
20.0 Pts. Per Game 20.0
6.7 Ast. Per Game 6.7
3.0 Reb. Per Game 3.0
59.9 Field Goal % 44.0
61.0 Three Point % 44.0
66.4 Free Throw % 88.2
  Defensive rebound by Ekpe Udoh 0:16
  Mike Muscala missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:19
+ 3 Alec Burks made 3-pt. jump shot 0:37
+ 2 Tyler Dorsey made driving dunk, assist by Isaiah Taylor 0:47
+ 1 Royce O'Neale made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:55
+ 1 Royce O'Neale made 1st of 2 free throws 0:55
  Shooting foul on Luke Babbitt 0:55
  Defensive rebound by Ekpe Udoh 0:58
  Marco Belinelli missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:01
+ 1 Raul Neto made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:20
+ 1 Raul Neto made 1st of 2 free throws 1:20
Team Stats
Points 90 104
Field Goals 33-76 (43.4%) 40-83 (48.2%)
3-Pointers 4-15 (26.7%) 12-26 (46.2%)
Free Throws 20-28 (71.4%) 12-12 (100.0%)
Total Rebounds 47 47
Offensive 7 10
Defensive 32 34
Team 8 3
Assists 20 24
Steals 8 8
Blocks 6 5
Turnovers 16 17
Fouls 15 24
Technicals 0 2
17 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST
17 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST
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away team logo Jazz 19-28 2021222790
home team logo Hawks 14-32 19233230104
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 19-28 102.4 PPG 45 RPG 20.3 APG
home team logo Hawks 14-32 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
A. Burks SG 9.0 PPG 1.5 RPG 2.0 APG 35.7 FG%
D. Schroder PG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
A. Burks SG 17 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
D. Schroder PG 20 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
43.4 FG% 48.2
26.7 3PT FG% 46.2
71.4 FT% 100.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Mitchell 31 13 6 0 0 0 6 1 5/13 2/5 1/2 0 6 13 -6
D. Favors 26 11 4 1 1 1 0 1 4/8 0/1 3/5 0 4 19 -16
J. Ingles 28 8 2 3 1 0 2 1 3/5 1/2 1/1 0 2 15 -6
R. Gobert 27 6 10 1 3 3 3 3 2/6 0/0 2/3 2 8 21 -8
R. Rubio 26 2 4 6 1 0 4 2 1/8 0/3 0/0 2 2 15 -10
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Mitchell 31 13 6 0 0 0 6 1 5/13 2/5 1/2 0 6 13 -6
D. Favors 26 11 4 1 1 1 0 1 4/8 0/1 3/5 0 4 19 -16
J. Ingles 28 8 2 3 1 0 2 1 3/5 1/2 1/1 0 2 15 -6
R. Gobert 27 6 10 1 3 3 3 3 2/6 0/0 2/3 2 8 21 -8
R. Rubio 26 2 4 6 1 0 4 2 1/8 0/3 0/0 2 2 15 -10
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Burks 23 17 1 2 1 0 1 1 5/10 1/1 6/7 0 1 22 -7
R. Neto 14 11 1 1 1 0 0 1 4/8 0/2 3/4 1 0 15 +1
R. O'Neale 20 10 5 3 0 0 0 2 4/9 0/0 2/3 0 5 21 -14
J. Jerebko 18 7 2 2 0 1 0 2 3/5 0/0 1/1 1 1 14 +5
J. Johnson 16 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2/4 0/1 0/0 0 1 7 -17
E. Udoh 6 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 0/0 0/0 1/2 1 2 5 +8
T. Sefolosha - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Mitrou-Long - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Niang - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. McCree - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Exum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Hood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 90 39 20 8 6 16 15 33/76 4/15 20/28 7 32 167 -70
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Schroder 24 20 1 2 0 0 2 2 7/18 0/2 6/6 0 1 23 +4
T. Waller-Prince 24 17 1 3 3 0 2 3 6/11 2/4 3/3 0 1 25 +20
K. Bazemore 22 11 0 1 2 1 2 0 4/9 3/5 0/0 0 0 14 +13
E. Ilyasova 23 5 11 1 1 0 3 3 2/4 0/2 1/1 1 10 16 +5
M. Plumlee 9 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 3 7 -1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Schroder 24 20 1 2 0 0 2 2 7/18 0/2 6/6 0 1 23 +4
T. Waller-Prince 24 17 1 3 3 0 2 3 6/11 2/4 3/3 0 1 25 +20
K. Bazemore 22 11 0 1 2 1 2 0 4/9 3/5 0/0 0 0 14 +13
E. Ilyasova 23 5 11 1 1 0 3 3 2/4 0/2 1/1 1 10 16 +5
M. Plumlee 9 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 3 7 -1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Belinelli 25 11 1 2 1 0 2 1 5/10 1/4 0/0 0 1 15 -8
J. Collins 21 8 7 1 0 1 0 1 3/4 1/1 1/1 4 3 18 +17
M. Delaney 23 7 1 8 1 1 3 3 2/5 2/2 1/1 0 1 23 +25
D. Dedmon 21 7 9 1 0 1 2 3 3/10 1/3 0/0 3 6 17 -4
M. Muscala 16 6 4 1 0 0 1 1 3/4 0/1 0/0 1 3 11 +17
L. Babbitt 11 5 3 0 0 0 0 4 2/2 1/1 0/0 0 3 8 -3
T. Dorsey 10 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 2/3 1/1 0/0 0 2 9 -7
I. Taylor 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 6 -8
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bembry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Magette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 104 44 24 8 5 17 24 40/83 12/26 12/12 10 34 192 +70