ATLANTA -- Led by center Al Horford's 23 points, the ATLANTA Hawks continued their high-scoring ways in a 118-85 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night, extending their winning streak to three games.
Horford, a sixth-year veteran from Florida, made 11 of 15 shots from the field in only 23 minutes. He added four rebounds and one assist and didn't play in the fourth quarter. Horford is averaging 23.6 points and 9.2 rebounds in the last five games (four wins).
The Hawks also got a 25-point contribution from guard Lou Williams, who came off the bench to tie a career high with six 3-pointers. Forward Paul Millsap, who played seven seasons in Utah before coming to ATLANTA this year as a free agent, had 14 points and 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double.
ATLANTA got eight points from Horford in the first quarter and used a 19-6 run to take a 23-10 lead with 3:46 left. The Hawks stretched the lead to 30-16 by scoring the last seven points of the first quarter.
NOTES: ATLANTA was without F Cartier Martin and F Gustavo Ayon for the second straight game. Martin hurt his left ankle in practice on Tuesday and Ayon missed his sixth straight game with a left ankle sprain. Martin was still limping, but Ayon was working on drills after Friday's practice. There is no timetable for the return of either. ... ATLANTA G Kyle Korver wasted no time extending his NBA-record streak of consecutive games with a 3-point basket to 96 when he knocked down his first attempt with 4:20 left in the first quarter. Korver made eight 3-pointers in Tuesday night's win over Sacramento. ... Trade talks between the Hawks and Rockets regarding C Omer Asik were called off on Thursday. Houston set a deadline of Thursday to move the disgruntled player. ... Utah G Gordon Hayward had a special meet-and-greet with fans from Butler, his alma mater, before the game. ... Utah plays again Saturday in Charlotte. ATLANTA plays four of its next five games on the road, starting Monday in Miami.