WATCH: Al Horford Wins Duel vs Dwight Howard

by December 30, 2015

The Atlanta Hawks escaped Houston with a 121-115 win Tuesday night against the Rockets.

Al Horford (30 points, 14 rebounds) and Dwight Howard (30 points, 16 rebounds) each had monster double-doubles, and Paul Millsap put the game away with a pair of clutch blocks.

Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver’s shooting slump continues—the 34-year-old has missed his last 18 three-point attempts.

Per the AP:

In the 121-115 road win over the Houston Rockets, Atlanta overcame both a 19-point deficit and the detrimental shooting woes of Kyle Korver. […] Al Horford had 30 points and 14 rebounds, Kent Bazemore had 26 points and Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague both added 22 as the Hawks won for the seventh time in eight games. Korver had just two points, making both free throw attempts.


Korver’s slump continued for Atlanta. After going 0-for-8 from the 3-point line on Monday night in Indiana, he missed all 10 against Houston. Korver is 2 for 26 in his last four games, one of the worst shooting stretches of his career. After leading the league in 3-point percentage last season at 49.2 percent, Korver is having his worst shooting season in nearly six years, shooting under 39 percent.


Howard led Houston with 30 points and 16 rebounds, while James Harden had 26 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. […] “We’re all frustrated,” Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “We’re not getting the results we would like. There wasn’t a lack of effort. It wasn’t a lack of trying. Guys did the right things. We just didn’t make the plays when we needed to make the plays.”