Feb 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves point guard J.J. Barea (11) reacts after a foul call against the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Timberwolves 120-113. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Hawks top Timberwolves 120-113


Kevin Love has a victory over every team in the league since he was drafted except one. That one would be the Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks were coming off of an impressive win over the Sixers on Friday night, where they dropped 125 points, had seven players in double figures, had 36 assists, and help Philadelphia to under 100 points. They looked dominant to say the least. Atlanta was set to face off against a tough Western Conference foe in the Wolves, but they looked sharp once again.

The Hawks jumped out to a 14-3 lead to start the game, but they looked tired after that. The Wolves went on an impressive run, and they regained the lead in the second quarter.

Kyle Korver said after the game that their coach Mike Budenholzer ripped into them at the half, and that must have lit a fire underneath them. The Hawks dropped 38 points in the third quarter to regain a big lead, but they would once again have to hold off this tough Wolves team. Minnesota would keep this one close, but the Hawks hit some big shots late to seal the deal.

Kyle Korver led the way for Atlanta with 24 points, and All-Star Paul Millsap added 20 points and 13 rebounds. Mike Scott continued his great play with 14 points off the bench, including a big three-pointer late after Paul Millsap fouled out. Kevin Love did all he could to beat Atlanta, as he dropped 43 points and had 19 rebounds as well. Ricky Rubio had 5 points, 11 assists, 5 steals, and 4 rebounds in 31 minutes before fouling out.

The Hawks move to 25-21 on the season, and the Wolves are now 23-24 after the 120-113 loss in Atlanta on Saturday night.

Tags: Atlanta Hawks Kevin Love Mike Scott Minnesota TImberwolves Paul Millsap Ricky Rubio

  • Ramon Lang

    Time to make some changes in starting lineup before it’s too late. I’d like to see Luc start for brewer.