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Millsap, Teague help Hawks rally past Denver 97-92

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 15, 2014 at 10:19 pm •  Published: March 15, 2014
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Faried gave the Nuggets a 92-91 lead on a three-point play, but they trailed the rest of the way after Antic hit a long jumper over Faried from the left corner and Wilson Chandler missed a 3 that gave Atlanta possession with 30 seconds to go.

The Nuggets, who had erased a 14-point deficit Friday in a 102-97 victory at Miami, had won two straight and four of six.

After Korver's 3 made it 16-3, Denver coach Brian Shaw called timeout, and the Nuggets went on a 23-15 run, but they trailed 53-37 on Teague's three-point play with 12 seconds left before halftime.

Atlanta went ahead by 21 early in the third on Antic's 3, but Denver cut the lead to seven on Foye's 3 at the 5-minute mark, and the Nuggets only trailed by six entering the fourth.

"Just a case of too little, too late," Shaw said. "We were real lethargic in the first half. We needed to play the way we played the end of the third quarter (and during the) fourth quarter from the start of the game."

NOTES: Antic's long jumper with 41.8 seconds remaining was originally scored as a 3, but officials changed the call after watching a replay. ... Carroll's double-double was the second of his career. ... J.J. Hickson scored 12 points for Denver. ... The Nuggets outscored Atlanta 44-26 in the paint and 39-13 off the bench, but Atlanta converted 21 turnovers into 25 points. ... The Hawks have won five of six at home against Denver and are 20-3 since 1989-90 versus the Nuggets in Atlanta. ... Atlanta, the NBA assists leader, handed out 25. The Hawks have had 20 assists in 60 of 64 games this season.