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Recap - Hawks Defeat Houston 83-80

Atlanta earned an 83-80 victory over Houston on Friday, getting 20 points from Kyle Korver at Philips Arena.

Atlanta was the ATS victor, as they covered the 2.5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 207.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Paul Millsap had 20 points for Atlanta and Mike Scott chipped in with 14 points. Lou Williams had 8 assists for the Hawks, while Elton Brand was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

The Rockets got a 25-point performance from James Harden, who was supported by 15 points from Dwight Howard. James Harden had 7 assists in a losing cause for Houston, while Dwight Howard grabbed 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 41-39 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 44 boards, while Atlanta only had 40.

Atlanta looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Grizzlies. The Rockets will aim to get back on the winning track at Washington.