Horford helps Hawks beat Timberwolves

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) – Al Horford had 28 points and eight
rebounds in the Atlanta Hawks’ 117-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves
on Monday.

DeMarre Carroll added 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting for the Hawks, who bounced
back from a 94-88 loss at Memphis on Sunday. Paul Millsap tallied 19 points,
nine rebounds and seven assists.

Kevin Martin ended with 21 points for the Timberwolves, who had a three-game
winning streak snapped. Shabazz Muhammad contributed 18 points and eight
boards.

The Hawks, who led 57-53 at the half, started the third quarter on a 7-0 run.
Kyle Korver capped the spurt with a 3-pointer to make it a 64-53 game.

Ahead 71-63, Atlanta created some distance with a 13-3 run. Carroll tallied
nine points during the burst, including a 3-pointer with 2:24 left to make it
84-66. The visitors took an 86-72 edge into the fourth.

Minnesota never got closer than 12 in the final frame.

Game Notes

Jeff Teague and Korver each had 12 points for the Hawks, who shot 51.2 percent
from the field and outscored Minnesota 58-44 in the paint … Andrew Wiggins
and Nikola Pekovic tallied 15 and 14 points, respectively, for the
Timberwolves.