Korver leads Hawks to 107-97 win over Clippers
ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Korver scored a season-high 23 points and tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer in the Atlanta Hawks' 107-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Paul Millsap finished with 25 points and Al Horford added 21 to help the Hawks snap a two-game losing streak.
Blake Griffin scored 24 points and Chris Paul had 19 points and 11 assists as the Clippers lost their second straight.
Korver, returning from a bruised rib that sidelined him the last four games, tied Dana Barros' NBA 18-year-old record by hitting a 3-pointer in his 89th straight game.
He made his first attempt in the game's first minute and finished 6 for 9 beyond the arc.
Falcons' Jackson applauds commitment to run game
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Steven Jackson says running the ball in the NFL requires patience and commitment.
Patience can be a difficult trait for a team like the Atlanta Falcons, who are tied for the NFC's worst record as they prepare for Sunday's game at Green Bay. That's why Jackson applauded the team's commitment to the run in last weeks' win over the Bills.
Jackson ran for two touchdowns and set seasons highs for carries and yards rushing last week as Atlanta snapped a five-game losing streak. This came as receiver Roddy White also had his best game of the season, giving the Falcons the balanced offense that has been missing.
The Falcons say the long-awaited breakout games by White and Jackson provide no guarantees against Green Bay.
BREWTON PARKER-GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Georgia Southern tops Brewton Parker 75-66
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Jelani Hewitt scored 26 points as Georgia Southern held off Brewton Parker for a 75-66 win Wednesday night.
Georgia Southern (4-5) led by double digits for the majority of the game, but after Brewton Parker closed the gap to 57-50 with 8:33 to play, Hewitt scored 10 consecutive points for the Eagles, including back-to-back 3-pointers, giving Georgia Southern a 67-56 advantage with 4:48 remaining. The Barons (5-5) would never get closer than 10.
Hewitt, who was coming off a 38-point performance against Campbell, hit 8 of 14 field-goal attempts, including 4 of 8 from behind the arc, and had four of Georgia Southern's 12 steals.
Tre Bussey added 21 points and five assists in the win while Angel Matias chipped in with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Darrie Stephens paced Brewton Parker with 20 points and nine rebounds. Nick Plummer added 15 points off the bench.
YOUNG HARRIS-GEORGIA ST
Georgia St. downs Div. II Young Harris 71-54
ATLANTA (AP) - Curtis Washington scored 17 points and Devonta White added 16 as Georgia State snapped a four-game losing streak and beat Division II Young Harris College 71-54 on Wednesday night.
Washington shot 80 percent from the floor while White finished 6 of 9. The Panthers (3-5) never trailed in the matchup and made up for dismal shooting behind the arc (1 of 7) by shooting 62.2 percent from the field. Georgia State held a 12-point lead at the half.
Kevin Altidor scored 16 points for the Mountain Lions while C.J. Wilson came off the bench to score 12 and made three of the team's six 3-pointers. Young Harris (5-1) could not get any closer than nine points in the second half.
The loss will not count towards the Mountain Lions record as the matchup was an exhibition game for the Division II school.
FSU's Winston voted ACC player of year
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has picked up two more individual awards from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The ACC on Wednesday selected Winston as both its overall and offensive player of the year, one day after he was picked as rookie of the year.
Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald also was voted the ACC's defensive player of the year.
Winston is the first redshirt freshman in the 61-year history of the league to win the award.
He received 47 of 65 votes from members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association for the overall award. Boston College running back Andre Williams had 13 votes and Donald had four.
Winston led the Seminoles to a No. 1 ranking and a berth in the ACC championship game opposite No. 20 Duke.
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