National Basketball Association
Atlanta 103, Milwaukee 102
When: 8:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 23, 2013
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#8 Marc Davis, #7 Kevin Fehr, #32 Eddie F. Rush
Hawks 103, Bucks 102: Al Horford capped a 23-point, 11-rebound night with a short bank shot with 5.9 seconds left to lift visiting Atlanta in the opener of a six-game road trip.
Jeff Teague added 23 points and nine assists and Devin Harris scored 21 points for the Hawks, who nailed 14 of 28 3-pointers and erased a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit for their fourth win in five games.
Ersan Ilyasova scored 19 points and J.J. Redick had 16 points and seven assists in his debut with Milwaukee, which has dropped three straight and seven of eight.
The Bucks used a 9-0 run to build an 89-79 lead early in the fourth and held a 100-93 advantage with 3 1/2 minutes to play. Harris and Josh Smith buried back-to-back 3-pointers before a dunk by Horford put Atlanta in front with 1:28 remaining.
Monta Ellis (14 points, 10 assists) reclaimed the lead for the Bucks with a driving layup with 10.8 seconds to play, but Horford backed down Larry Sanders in the lane before turning and banking home the game-winner.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Hawks C Zaza Pachulia set a franchise record with seven offensive rebounds in the second quarter, surpassing the previous mark of six in a quarter shared by Kevin Willis and John Drew. ... Sanders had 12 points and 19 rebounds to help Milwaukee to a dominating 58-41 edge on the glass. ... Hawks F Kyle Korver has hit at least one 3-pointer in 48 straight games as Atlanta set a franchise record by connecting on at least 10 in a game for the 22nd time this season.
Top Game Performances
Al Horford 23
Ersan Ilyasova 19
Jeff Teague 9
Monta Ellis 10
Josh Smith 13
Larry Sanders 19
Jeff Teague 5
||Free Throws Made
J.J. Redick 7
Josh Smith 3
Monta Ellis 2
Al Horford 2
John Henson 1
Team Stats Summary
Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Bucks have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .536 after a loss.
Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Hawks have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .625 after a loss.