The Atlanta Hawks added another comeback win to their list this season. After being down eight points in the fourth quarter versus the Jazz, the clutch shooting of Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap helped seal the victory for Atlanta.
Atlanta and Utah traded baskets all game long. The Jazz built a significant lead on the Hawks in the second half with their aggressiveness and ability to finish at the basket but were unable to keep the lead. Alec Burks had 22 points, as all five starters scored in double figures for the Jazz. Derrick Favors returned to his hometown of Atlanta and put up 20 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks.
Paul Millsap arguably had his best game of the season for the Hawks. He had 30 points along with 17 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. Millsap was clutch from the three-point range as he shot 50 percent. Kyle Korver added 17 points and 10 rebounds on 4-of-7 shooting from the three-point distance. Jeff Teague had another great game with 20 points and eight rebounds.
It seems as if Atlanta has now learned how to complete comeback wins ever since their double overtime loss against Charlotte on November 7. The Hawks went down to the wire in back-to-back games versus the Knicks and were clutch in the fourth quarter of those games. The same killer instinct was applied in tonight's game versus Utah.
Atlanta finally gets over .500 by improving to 4-3. They will face the Miami Heat on November 14. The Utah Jazz drop to 3-6 and are plummeting in an extremely tough Western Conference. Their next game is against the struggling Knicks in New York on November 14.