Hawks Begin Life Without Korver With 97-82 Win Over Dallas

DALLAS — Tim Hardaway Jr. and Dennis Schroder combined for 42 points to lead the streaking Atlanta Hawks past the Dallas Mavericks 97-82 Saturday night at American Airlines Center.

The Hawks (21-16) won their first game since trading away Kyle Korver to extend their unbeaten run to six.

Hardaway knocked down five 3-pointers and scored 22 points for Atlanta, which has also claimed the last six meetings against the Mavs. Schroder scored 20 and drilled three from deep.

Dwight Howard had his 24th double-double with 15 points and 20 rebounds. Paul Millsap, reportedly on the trading block, scored 17 but made only 3 of 10 shots and pulled down nine boards.

The Hawks won despite shooting 40.5 percent by limiting Dallas to 39 percent and winning the rebound battle 47-41. Atlanta was has held five of the last six foes to less than 100 points.

The Mavs (11-26) dropped their second in a row and remain last in the Western Conference. Dallas is 7-11 at home.

Harrison Barnes paced the Mavericks with 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting. Dirk Nowitzki added 11 points.

Andrew Bogut returned to the starting lineup and grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with two points.

Dallas’ starting backcourt of Deron Williams and Wesley Matthews made only 6 of 24 field-goal attempts. Devin Harris scored 11 off the bench.

The Mavs had a full roster for the first time in weeks with the return of super-sub J.J. Barea.

The Mavericks, at Minnesota on Sunday, finished their three-game homestand 1-2. Atlanta is on the road Monday at Brooklyn.

NOTES: The Hawks finalized the trade sending F Kyle Korver to Cleveland in exchange for F Mike Dunleavy, G Mo Williams and a protected future first-round pick. Dunleavy averaged 4.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 23 games with the Cavaliers. Williams was averaging 8.2 points and 2.4 assists. … Dallas PG J.J. Barea was active after missing the last seven games with a strained muscle in his left leg. “We need a little bit more fire in this team,” he said. “I’ll bring a little bit more fire and more intensity.” … The Mavs-Timberwolves game in Dallas on Jan. 15 was moved to 1 p.m. to avoid a viewing conflict with the Dallas Cowboys’ home playoff game that evening.

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