Korver's 3s help Hawks top Lakers 114-100

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm •  Published: December 16, 2013
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Korver scored all of his 11 points in the third period.

"In the third quarter, I thought our aggressiveness and our intensity on the defensive end set the tone for a good second half," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.

"Great intensity. Great aggressiveness and I think we played off of our defense. We moved the ball well. We found the open guy. That's how we want to play."

The intensity showed on the boards. The Lakers had a 28-17 advantage in rebounds in the first half. The Hawks flipped that advantage by winning the second-half battle 27-15.

"In the second half, on both ends, we really attacked the boards," Budenholzer said.

Bryant made his third straight start at point guard as the Lakers attempt to compensate for the loss of three injured point guards — Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake.

The Lakers' other starting guard, Jodie Meeks, made only 1 of 8 shots for 2 points.

Bryant had six assists and five turnovers and appeared to lack his normal energy.

"That's going to happen," D'Antoni said. "We have to do a better job of taking the burden off him."

Korver and the Hawks struggled early. Korver missed two 3-pointers on one possession about 3 minutes into the game and was 0 for 4 on 3s in the half.

Korver made a short-range jumper midway through the third quarter, and that seemed to end his cold shooting. He quickly followed with two 3-pointers, extending his NBA record to 94 consecutive games with at least one 3. He added his third 3 minutes later.

Korver's string of eight straight points sparked a 17-2 run.

NOTES: Hawks F Elton Brand blocked three shots. ... Teague was called for a technical foul for criticizing a call at the end of the first half. Bryant missed the free throw before the start of the second half. ... Farmar (left hamstring tear) ran light sprints before the game for the first time in two weeks. ... The Hawks recalled G Dennis Schroder from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League and assigned G Jared Cunningham to Bakersfield.



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