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Atlanta Hawks get revenge on Wizards, come away with 122-101 win

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A hot fourth quarter was all the Hawks needed to pull away from the Wizards.

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The Atlanta Hawks were able to avenge their loss from Monday against the Wizards, by piling on in the fourth quarter and securing a 122-101 win.

The Hawks didn't get off to a good start, especially Jeff Teague, who missed his first four field goal attempts, and had a turnover. After starting the game up 7-2, the Wizards went on a 12-0 run that saw Marcus Morris have five points, giving the Wizards a 14-7 lead in the first five minutes and change of the game.

Washington appeared hot as they did to end the last game, getting plenty of open looks, and converting on many of them. A pair of Kyle Korver three-pointers kept the Hawks within striking distance, but the Wizards were getting whatever they wanted on the offensive end of the floor, and were up 25-15 with 3:16 left in the first quarter. Atlanta would finish the quarter on a 7-0 run thanks to Dennis Schröder and Thabo Sefolosha, down 25-22.

A 9-3 run to start the second quarter gave the Hawks a 31-28 lead. They would maintain that lead for most of the second quarter, until the Wizards were able to regain the lead late, and take a 56-52 lead into the half. Dennis Schröder continued his good end to the first quarter with seven points in the second to bring his total for the first half to 11, with a plus-minus of plus-10. Sharing the ball wasn't an issue for the Hawks, as they assisted on 13 of 18 made field goals in the first half.

The third quarter looked much like the first two. The teams were trading baskets, with the Wizards getting some wide open looks thanks to bad rotations by the Atlanta defense. Paul Millsap went to work for the Hawks, scoring seven points in the first six minutes, bringing his game total to 15.

Atlanta was able to secure a lead late in the third quarter after their efforts on the defensive end of the floor picked up. A Schröder three, and a pair of great drives to the basket by Tim Hardaway Jr. and Schröder gave the Hawks a 75-70 lead with two and a half minutes left in the third. The Hawks would extend the lead to 79-70, before Marcus Thornton broke the Hawks run.

Schröder's great third quarter continued, as he knocked down another floater, but was unable to convert on a free throw that would have given him three three-point plays on the game. Atlanta would take an 81-75 lead heading in the fourth quarter.

The Hawks came storming out in the fourth quarter, taking an 89-75 lead, thanks to a Kyle Korver three, a monster dunk by Mike Scott, and another triple from Al Horford. Another Korver three would extend the Hawks lead to 92-75 before Marcus Thornton thwarted yet another Hawks run.

The deep ball continued to fall in the Hawks favor in the fourth. Tim Hardaway got yet another in transition thanks to Dennis Schröder, and Mike Scott was able to get on the board as well with a pair of his own threes, giving the Hawks a 101-86 lead. The Hawks would ride their fourth quarter dominance out until the finish, giving them a 122-101 win.

Dennis Schröder led the Hawks with 23 points and eight assists, and a plus-minus of plus-28. He helped anchor the Hawks big run in the fourth quarter. Paul Millsap finished with 17 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. Kyle Korver finished with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting from deep. Kent Bazemore saw just under 11 minutes of playing time, as he's been nursing a bone bruise in his right knee.