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NBA: Atlanta 122, Sacramento 108

Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A big game from Al Horford brought Atlanta back from an early deficit Friday and the Hawks powered past Sacramento 122-108.

Atlanta defeated the Kings for the 10th straight time, overcoming an eight-point deficit after one quarter and dominating the final two periods.

Horford hit 11-of-14 shots, scored 24 points, claimed eight rebounds and had six assists. Jeff Teague had 20 points and 12 assists for the Hawks and Josh Smith scored 18 points.

Smith had been rumored in various potential deals prior to the NBA's trade deadline, but he remained with the Hawks after that deadline came and went on Thursday.

Isaiah Thomas produced 30 points for the Kings while Demarcus Cousins scored 26 and had 13 boards. Sacramento has lost four in a row.

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