Jeff Teague didn’t want to talk about his inclusion of the All-Star ballot Friday. The Hawks point guard sure played like his name belonged with the NBA’s best hours later. Teague had 23 of his career-high 33 in the second half as the Hawks defeated the 76ers 113-103 at Philips Arena. Teague’s previous best was 28 points set last season on Jan. 16 against the Nets. The Hawks (5-4, 3-1 home) opened up a 14-point fourth-quarter lead as Teague scored 15 of the team’s first 23 points in the final quarter. DeMarre Carroll had a season-high 21 points for the Hawks. Al Horford added 20 points and Kyle Korver had 13 points for the other double-digit scorers. The Sixers (5-5, 1-2 road) were led by Evan Turner with 27 points. Korver ran has a streak to 82 consecutive games with a 3-pointer, second-longest streak in NBA history. He is seven shy of tying the all-time mark of 89 owned by Dana Barros. Korver passed Craig Ehlo for 10th on the Hawks’ all-time list for 3-pointers made. “I don’t like missing shots so I try to make that first one and keep going,” Korver said before the game. The Sixers took a 56-54 lead into halftime after they outscored the Hawks 39-29 in the second quarter.
Teague scores career-high in Hawks 113-103 win over 76ers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Nov 16