Korver, Millsap lead Hawks past Jazz

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap made themselves right at home in their return to Utah.

Just when Atlanta seemed almost incapable of winning a road game, Korver and Millsap broke the hearts of the fans that cheered them for years to finally help the Hawks break through.

Korver scored 26 points and Millsap added 23 against their former team as the Hawks outlasted the Utah Jazz 112-110 on Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

Millsap said there were times were he almost felt like he wasn’t playing on the road

“I played in this gym for seven years. I felt real comfortable,” he said after helping the Hawks end a 10-game road losing streak.

Most of the Atlanta starting lineup spent significant time playing for the Jazz. DeMarre Carroll (2011-13), Korver (2007-10) and Millsap (2006-13) all received warm applause when they were introduced before the game.

“It was like a reunion, a family reunion. I saw a lot of familiar faces,” Millsap said.

But familiarity didn’t make it a cakewalk.

Korver made all four of his 3-point attempts in his old stomping grounds but never felt totally safe. The Hawks blew a 17-point lead and it was like re-run Korver had seen dozens of times.

“I was a part of so many games when the Jazz were down at halftime, just like tonight, and then came roaring back. The crowd gets behind them,” Korver said.

Jeff Teague had 14 points and the Hawks used a late 16-4 run to salvage a win at the end of a gloomy six-game road trip.

The Jazz led 96-93 after Trey Burke’s 3-pointer, but Korver started an 8-0 run with a 3-pointer and then a contested jumper to beat the shot clock.

Trey Burke made a layup before Millsap countered with two free throws and Korver added two of his own to seemingly put the game out of reach.

Trailing 109-100 with 26 seconds left, the Jazz made it interesting with 10 points in the last 16 seconds.

“In the second half, we made a significant change but it was a little too late and they made some big shots down the stretch,” said Burke, who scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half.

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