Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Garrett Jochnau@@GarrettJochnauCorrespondent IIDecember 20, 2014

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It was all Kyle Korver for the Atlanta Hawks as they dismantled the Houston Rockets 104-97 on the road for their 12th win in 13 games. Korver finished with 22 points on the night and set the tone for Atlanta's surging offense from his opening basket to his closing dagger.

Demarre Carroll, Paul Millsap and Al Horford all made an impact on the scoreboard with 13, 14 and 14 points respectively. Though nobody on the bench scored in double-figures, they all played their part in Atlanta's multidimensional offensive attack that demolished Houston in the first half and eventually pulled through in the closing minutes.

Between the Hawks' first-half and late-game surge, Houston put an offensive run of its own, having taken the lead in the second half behind a shooting show from James Harden and Jason Terry.

Harden finished with 18 points, 14 of which came in the second half. He also added a career-high 14 assists. Terry had 14 points of his own, a number matched by Patrick Beverley at the point guard position. Dwight Howard contributed 19 points and 11 rebounds in his fourth game back, shooting 70 percent and dishing five assists in the process.

In the end, though, their defense was too weak, and Atlanta found itself with easy buckets in the paint and in transition—like they did in the first half—as the game came to a close.

With plenty of momentum on their side, the Hawks (19-7) will look to continue their brilliant ball play against Dallas on Monday while the Rockets (19-7) will look to bounce back after two-straight losses against Portland on the same date.


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