The Atlanta Hawks went into the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game trailing the Sacramento Kings by a score of 87-85. Up to that point, the contest had been a back-and-forth affair. However, the final period was a different matter altogether as the Atlanta fans watched the home team outscore the visitors from California by 19 points en route to a 124-107 victory.
Sharpshooting swingman Kyle Korver poured in a season-high 28 points to lead the Hawks in scoring. The Kings simply had no answer for the 32-year-old veteran as he knocked down 8-of-10 from beyond the arc, three of which came in the fourth-quarter onslaught. Continuing what very well could turn out to be the best season of his professional career, Korver shot 10-of-15 from the field overall while adding in four boards and a steal.
Two different starters each recorded their respective second consecutive double-doubles for the Hawks. Big man Al Horford dominated the paint to the tune of 25 points on 12-of-19 shooting with 10 rebounds, five assists and four blocks. Meanwhile, point guard Jeff Teague came awfully close to making it a triple-double finishing with 18 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds in one of his absolute best efforts of the season.
This was an all-around impressive night for the Hawks. Six different players contributed double-digit scoring performances as the team put up its highest point total of the season after scoring 71 in the second-half. The Hawks, now 14-12, will be at home once again on Friday evening to take on the Utah Jazz.