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    Kyle Korver sits amid trade reports as Hawks ride strong finish to take down Pelicans

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    Jan 6, 2017
    Dwight Howard swoops in for the slam. AP

    THE future looks dim for Kyle Korver’s stint in Atlanta, but the present looked good for the Hawks as Dennis Schroder led a late-game comeback to take down the New Orleans Pelicans, 99-94, on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).

    Amid reports that he could be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Korver sat out the game and watched the Hawks overcome a late deficit with a 14-6 blitz from the 3:51 mark of the fourth quarter to cap the comeback.

    Schroder led Atlanta to its fifth straight win with 26 points. Paul Millsap, who’s also been part of trade rumors as of late, had a double-double of 17 markers and 10 rebounds. Dwight Howard also posted a double-double with 12 points and 14 boards, while Tim Hardaway Jr scored 14.

    The Pelicans blew a 12-point first half lead, and even led by three with a little over four minutes left in the game. Anthony Davis led the way for New Orleans with 20 points and 19 rebounds. Jrue Holiday contributed 18 markers and Buddy Hield added 15 but the Pelicans fell to 14-23 with their second loss in a row.

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