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Young has 23 points as Hawks stop streaking Jazz 117-114

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AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) There is a four-way tie for fifth place in the Western Conference.

Utah can blame a fourth-quarter fade against Atlanta for being part of the logjam.

Trae Young scored 23 points, including a go-ahead three-point play, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Utah 117-114 on Thursday night to end the Jazz's five-game winning streak.

Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 34 points.

Before the costly loss, the Jazz (42-30) held sole claim to fifth in the West. Now they're tied with San Antonio, Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Clippers.

"This is one game. Obviously, it hurts to lose this one," Mitchell said.

Utah took the lead by outscoring Atlanta 37-21 in the third period. Playing back-to-back nights, the Jazz couldn't keep the momentum in the fourth.

"It's huge for us because we're chasing that home-court advantage," Ricky Rubio said. "Now it's super hard to get, but we're going to keep doing everything we can."�

The Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak. Young, the rookie point guard, says the Hawks also have motivation for a strong finish even though they're far removed from the playoff race.

"It's important to everybody in this locker room to go out strong," said Young, who also had 11 assists. "Going out strong will help us next year."

Utah led 110-109 before Young's basket and free throw with 1:47 gave the Hawks the lead.

The Hawks stretched the lead to four points when an officials' review confirmed a goaltending call against Rudy Gobert on Dewayne Dedmon's shot.

A slam by Gobert, who had 12 points and 11 rebounds, cut Atlanta's lead to 114-112. Dedmon made two free throws. Following a layup by Mitchell, Dedmon made only one of two free throws with 6.2 seconds remaining to give Utah, trailing 117-114, a chance.

Vince Carter fouled Kyle Korver on what was initially ruled a three-shot foul. A review determined Korver would only shoot two free throws. Korver missed both free throws, the second one intentionally, and Mitchell missed a last-second 3-pointer from the corner.

Korver said it was his fault his foot was on the 3-point line.

"I didn't think it was but I've done that a few times lately," Korver said. "It's something I've got to be more conscious of. It's my fault."

Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter, who had 14 points, sank a 3-pointer to cut Utah's lead to 99-98 midway through the final period. Rubio answered with two straight jumpers, including a 3-pointer, and set up a layup by Derrick Favors that pushed the lead to 106-98.

After going 12 of 21 on 3-pointers, Atlanta led 65-54 at halftime.

Mitchell opened the second half with a steal and jam to start a 9-0 run. Utah took the lead on Royce O'Neale's 3-pointer and stretched the lead to 82-73 - capping a 28-8 run to open the half.


Jazz: Favors had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Rubio had 17 points and seven assists. ... Each of Utah's five straight wins had been by margins of at least 15 points. ... Korver, who played for Atlanta from 2012-17, was honored with a video tribute and received an ovation during a first-period timeout.

Hawks: Kent Bazemore sank three 3-pointers in the final four minutes of the third period to cut Utah's lead to 91-86 entering the fourth. He had 12 points. ... Dedmon had 18 points and nine rebounds. ... Atlanta's reserves outscored Utah's backups 40-23.


Huerter has been overshadowed by Young in the rookie class but also has become a starter with a role in the team's long-term future. "I think the beauty is he's a modern day perimeter player," coach Lloyd Pierce said. Huerter has five games with at least five 3s. Only Young, with six such games, has more among the league's rookies this season.


Jazz: Visit Chicago on Saturday night.

Hawks: Host Philadelphia on Saturday night.


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