Rookie Taurean Prince shows way as Hawks send Grizzlies to fifth straight loss
Taurean Prince plays 31 minutes, making five of six field goal attempts. AP

THE Atlanta Hawks came up with a string start and held on to beat the skidding Grizzlies, 107-90, on Saturday in Memphis (Sunday, Manila time).

Taurean Prince came off the bench to lead the Hawks, who took control early with a 33-15 first quarter and were never threatened, cruising to their third straight win and 37th in 66 outings.

The Hawks fielded 12 players, with Prince scoring a career-high 17 points on 5 of 6 shooting.

Dennis Schroder went 7 for 15 and scored 16 points, which was matched by Paul Millsap by making 5 of 12 field goal attempts.

The Grizzlies suffered their fifth consecutive loss and 30th in 66 games.

Jamychal Green scored 20, while Mike Conley was the only other Memphis starter to score in double figures with 16 points.

Brandan Wright came off the bench to score 10 for the Grizzlies.

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