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Inside the box score: Hawks 113, Rockets 108


Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 113-108 come-from-behind victory over the Rockets Thursday:

Key players

* Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 33 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter. His previous career-high was 29 points – or six fewer than he had in the final period.

* Dwight Howard returned to Houston and finished with 24 points and a season-high tying 23 rebounds.

* James Harden led the Rockets with a game-high 41 points with eight rebounds and eight assists.

Key stat

The Hawks ended the game on a 36-11 run after trailing by 20 points, 97-77, with 8:27 left.

Noteworthy

* Paul Millsap and Dennis Schroder did not play the entire fourth quarter.

* The Hawks won despite committing 21 turnovers.

* Millsap made a first-quarter 3-pointer to move past Jamal Crawford (282) for ninth on the Hawks’ all-time list.

* Thabo Sefolosha missed his third straight game with a left groin injury. Hardaway got the start again.

* The Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas was named Eastern Conference player of the month for January. Millsap was a nominee.

Quotable

“When he gets that face. I call him Grover from the Muppet Babies. When he gets that face going and goes downhill, he’s tough to guard. I always tell him to attack, attack, attack. It opens up so much for yourself and everybody else.” – Dwight Howard on Tim Hardaway Jr.

Next

The Hawks start a three-game homestand by hosting the Magic on Saturday.



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