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Schroder’s 41 points push Hawks past Jazz

Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 41 points on 16-of-28 shooting, and Dewayne Dedmon added 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 99-94 win over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night in Salt Lake City.

Taurean Prince added 11 points for the Hawks, who swept the season series with the Jazz. Utah had a nine-game winning streak snapped after shooting just 6 of 34 (17.6 percent) from 3-point range.

Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and Ricky Rubio added 23 to lead Utah. Joe Ingles tallied 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Rudy Gobert chipped in 15 points and 16 rebounds.

Utah struggled to find an offensive rhythm from the start of the first half. The Jazz shot just 32 percent from the field and went 5 of 20 from 3-point range before halftime. The Hawks couldn’t do much to take advantage in the beginning.

Atlanta twice built up a four-point lead in the second quarter on pullup jumpers from Schroder, going up 39-35 on his second one. Utah stayed within striking distance throughout the quarter and took a 42-41 lead on a running finger roll layup by Mitchell just before halftime.

Momentum shifted to the Jazz at the start of the third quarter. Utah hit 6 of 8 shots to open the quarter and carved out a 58-48 lead behind back-to-back baskets from Ingles and Mitchell.

The Hawks didn’t fade away quietly. Schroder capped a 9-0 run with back-to-back baskets that cut Utah’s lead to 58-57. Atlanta took its only lead of the quarter when Andrew White III drilled a 3-pointer to put the Hawks up 63-61.

Utah went back in front before the end of the quarter on baskets from Dante Exum and Mitchell. The Jazz carved out a 69-63 lead on a pair of free throws from Ingles to open the fourth quarter.

The lead changed hands multiple times throughout the fourth quarter. Atlanta went in front for good on a floater from Schroder with 37.5 seconds left that gave the Hawks a 94-92 lead. Ingles had a crack at a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds, but he missed.

–Field Level Media

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