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Hawks vs Suns final score: Paul Millsap leads Atlanta to comeback win

The Atlanta Hawks stormed back from an 11-point second half deficit to defeat the Phoenix Suns 96-87.

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The Atlanta Hawks come storming back in the fourth quarter to defeat the Phoenix Suns 96-87 and grabbed their first win on their current six-game road trip.

The Hawks outscored the Suns 31-14 in the fourth quarter to help erase an 11-point second half deficit. Atlanta was unable to settle in defensively for much of the game but clamped down in the fourth quarter. The Suns knocked down 10 of their first 19 three-point attempts in the game but missed their last seven and went 0-5 in the fourth. Atlanta forced Phoenix into seven fourth quarter turnovers and turned those opportunities into good looks offensively.

Atlanta shot 60 percent from the field in the fourth and knocked down 5-7 three-point attempts including two apiece from Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver.

Phoenix entered halftime with a two point lead but used an 11-0 run to push the lead to 61-50 with just over eight minutes remaining in the third. The Hawks were able to weather the storm but the Suns still took an eight point lead into the fourth.

The Hawks cut the deficit down to two with an 8-2 run to start the quarter fueled by a pair of backups in Dennis Schröder and Kent Bazemore. Schröder opened the quarter with a steal and a layup and later finished the break with a one-handed dunk over Archie Goodwin to cut the deficit to just two points. Both players were called for double technicals after the play as Goodwin took exception to Schröder's reaction to the dunk.

A little later, Millsap and Korver buried back-to-back threes to put Atlanta in front for good. Millsap scored eight of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter. Jeff Teague finished with 14 while Al Horford added 12. Schröder, Bazemore and DeMarre Carroll added 11 each.

Markieff Morris led Phoenix with 22 points but was held to just two in the fourth quarter. Eric Bledsoe added 21 points while Marcus Morris chipped in 18.

The win was the Hawks first on their current six-game road trip. The trip continues on Sunday when they travel to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers.