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Nets Fall to Hawks 117-97

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    Nets Fall to Hawks 117-97
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    Brooklyn Nets' Bojan Bogdanovic (44) and Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap (4) vie for control of the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Dennis Schroder had 19 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard added 14 points and 16 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks won their season-high seventh straight game with a 117-97 victory Tuesday night over the skidding Nets.

    Paul Millsap added 14 points for Atlanta, which led the entire way and has won eight of its last nine road games. Kris Humphries had 13, Malcolm Delaney scored 12 and Thabo Sefolosha finished with 10.

    Brook Lopez scored 20 points for the Nets, who have lost seven straight and 12 of 13. Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 and Sean Kilpatrick 14.

    Caris LeVert (11 points) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (10) also scored in double digits for Brooklyn.

    Lopez's 3-pointer brought the Nets to 89-78 with 9:44 left. But the Hawks responded with a 24-8 run and opened their largest lead of the night, 113-86, on Taurean Prince's two free throws with 2:02 remaining.

    The Nets began the third quarter on a 15-7 run and pulled to 68-58 on Kilpatrick's bucket with 6:28 left.

    Atlanta scored the next four points and had an 86-70 lead after three.

    The Hawks went up 25-15 on Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 3-pointer with 5:28 left in the opening quarter. Back-to-back 3s by Bogdanovic sparked an 8-0 run as the Nets pulled within two.

    That was as close as they got the rest of the way as Atlanta went on to lead 35-29 after the first quarter.

    The Hawks increased their lead to 61-41 on Kent Bazemore's two free throws with 1:39 left in the second before settling for a 61-43 halftime lead.

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