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NBA: Atlanta 83, Houston 80

Jan. 10, 2014 at 10:19 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Four free throws by Kyle Korver in the final 16 seconds and a mistake by Houston's Jeremy Lin Friday gave Atlanta an 83-80 win over the Rockets.

The Hawks won their second straight, taking advantage of eight Houston turnovers in the fourth quarter.

Houston's final turnover came with 19 seconds to play when Aaron Brooks threw the ball away and the Rockets trailing by one.

That led to two free throws from Korver, leaving Houston needing a 3-pointer to tie it.

Lin tossed up what he thought was a 3-point attempt as the clock ticked under 10 seconds and it went through the net. But after a video review, the officials determined Lin had a foot on the 3-point arc and it counted only for two points.

Korver was again fouled and he made two more free throws to account for the final score. Houston did not have another time out and could not get off a shot following Korver's free throws.

Both Korver and Paul Millsap scored 20 points with Millsap adding seven rebounds and five assists. Mike Scott came off the bench to score 14 points.

Houston was led by James Harden with 25 points and Dwight Howard with 15.

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