Sacramento Kings small forward Rudy Gay (8) attempts a shot over Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap (4) on Wednesday in Atlanta. (Photo: Daniel Shirey/USA Today Sports)
ATLANTA — Guard Kyle Korver scored a season-high 28 points, including eight 3-pointers, and sparked a fourth-quarter rally that enabled the Atlanta Hawks to beat the Sacramento Kings 124-107 on Wednesday.
Korver scored eight straight points, which included two 3-pointers, during a 15-6 run to start the final quarter and erase a two-point deficit. Korver was 10-for-15 from the field and 8-for-10 on 3-pointers to match his career high.
The Hawks (14-12) won their second straight game and are averaging 114 points over their last three games. Center Al Horford scored 25 points, 13 coming in the final quarter, and guard Jeff Teague added 18 points and a season-high 15 assists.
The Kings (7-17) got 28 points from center DeMarcus Cousins, but only four of those came in the fourth quarter.
Forward Rudy Gay scored 22 and guard Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and 10 assists for Sacramento.
Atlanta got off to a quick start thanks to shooting 60 percent from the field (12-for-20) in the first quarter. Forward Paul Millsap and Korver both made a pair of 3-pointers and Atlanta had a 26-12.
But the Kings began to patiently chip away and drew to within 28-26 at the end of the quarter.
Sacramento took the lead early in the second quarter on a 3-pointer from guard Jimmer Fredette and stretched it to three points at 33-30. Atlanta then went on a 17-7 run, sparked by two uncontested layups by guard Jeff Teague, and seemed ready to take control.
The Kings responded by outscoring the Hawks 14-4 to take a 54-53 halftime lead.
Notes: Atlanta was without F Cartier Martin and F Gustavo Ayon. Martin hurt his left ankle in practice on Tuesday and Ayon missed his fifth straight game with a left ankle sprain. Neither player is expected back for Friday’s home game against Utah. … Kings F Rudy Gay was questionable with a sore right knee, but he made his fourth start since being acquired from Toronto. Gay left Tuesday’s game early after scoring only four points in 24 minutes. … Atlanta F Kyle Korver extended his NBA-record streak of consecutive games with a 3-point basket to 95 when he knocked down a shot from the top of the circle. Korver has at least three 3-pointers in each of the last four games. … The Hawks recalled first-round pick G Dennis Schroder from D-League affiliate Bakersfield and sent G Jared Cunningham down for an assignment. Schroder averaged 17 points 6.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds in his six-game stint with the Jam. … Both teams play again Friday: Atlanta hosts Utah, while Sacramento is at Miami.