Hawks continue to struggle in loss to Brooklyn

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Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) -- D'Angelo Russell scored 32 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 18 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 144-127 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.

Joe Harris had 16 points and Spencer Dinwiddie added 15 off the bench for the Nets, who last won five straight March 25-April 2, 2015.

Atlanta cut Brooklyn's 21-point lead down to 66-64 when Kent Bazemore capped a 6-0 run with two free throws late in the first half.

The Nets pulled away in the third quarter with an 11-5 run to make it
108-82.

John Collins scored 29 points and Dewayne Dedmon had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who have lost three straight and seven of their last eight.