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Brogdon, Sabonis spark Pacers' win over Hawks

Malcolm Brogdon had 19 points and 12 assists, Domantas Sabonis had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 110-100 on Friday night.

T.J. Warren scored 18 points as all five Indiana starters finished in double figures. Sabonis, who began the game second in the NBA in double-doubles, has reached the marks in 11 straight games and 21 overall.

The Pacers improved to 5-2 this month and 17-9 overall. They are eight games over .500 for the first time this season.

Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) boxes out Indiana Pacers forward Justin Holiday (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoBrett Davis)

Trae Young had 23 points, but missed 21 of 30 shots from the field, as Atlanta lost for the 14th time in 16 games. DeÁndre Hunter scored 21 and Jabari Parker 20 for the Hawks.

Atlanta began the game ranked last in 3-point accuracy and missed its first 14 attempts beyond the arc. The Hawks finished 6 for 28 on treys.

Brogdon drove the lane and converted with his right hand against Young to make it 108-100 with 1:09 remaining and hit a pair of free throws to end the scoring with 27.9 seconds left.

Atlanta Hawks center Damian Jones (30) is defended by Indiana Pacers forward Justin Holiday (8) and forward Domantas Sabonis (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoBrett Davis)

Indiana was coming off a 122-117 home win two nights ago over Boston, its best performance of the season as it beat an opponent that was 17-5 and had won four in a row.

Aaron Holiday's layup put the Pacers back up by double-digits with 6:55 remaining, but Young answered with a 3 before Hunter's two free throws made it a five-point game. Sabonis, though, followed with a tip-in and then scored close to the rim with a left-hander to make it 101-94 with 4:56 remaining.

The Pacers' lead swelled to 18 early in the third, but the Hawks quickly pulled within nine on Parker's fast-break dunk. Cam Reddish's 3 from the left corner trimmed the lead to 81-76 late in the period before Holiday hit a straightaway 3 and T.J. McConnell's 12-footer gave the Pacers an eight-point advantage.

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) is defended by Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoBrett Davis)

Allen Crabbe's 3 from the left wing pulled Atlanta within three entering the fourth.

Turner's three-point play put the Pacers up by 17 late in the first half.

SERIES

Indiana has won seven straight against the Hawks and 11 of the last 12. The Pacers won 105-104 in overtime at home two weeks ago, rallying from an 11-point halftime deficit and Young's 49 points.

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoBrett Davis)

TIP-INS

Pacers: G Doug McDermott scored 16 points in 29 points off the bench. ... G Jeremy Lamb, a starter, had 11 points and has finished in double figures in all but one game this season. ... Indiana was outrebounded, 50-46, for the sixth straight game. ... Indiana is 12-7 against Eastern Conference opponents.

Hawks: G Kevin Huerter, in his fifth game back since missing 11 games with a left rotator cuff strain, was on a 30-minute limit. He started and scored five points. ... Atlanta is 3-13 against the East and 4-15 against opponents with a winning record.

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) reacts to a referee in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoBrett Davis)

UP NEXT

Pacers: Host Charlotte on Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday and Sacramento on Dec. 20.

Hawks: Host the Lakers on Sunday, at the New York Knicks on Tuesday and host Utah on Thursday.

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Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce reacts to a referee in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoBrett Davis)