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Kings battle but lose to Hawks 110-103

Player of the game: Paul Millsap had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead the Hawks.

Turning point: Trailing 100-99, the Kings left Kent Bazemore open for a three-pointer with 1:06 to play. That gave the Hawks the cushion they needed to close out the game.

Key stat: The Kings committed 20 turnovers resulting in 17 Atlanta points.

X-factor: Sacramento stayed in the game thanks to its bench. Jason Thompson had 18 points, and Andre Miller added 16 points and seven assists. They combined to shoot 13 of 14.

Records: Kings 22-44; Hawks 53-14

Injury update: The Kings’ Rudy Gay (strained left knee tendon) missed his second straight game. The Hawks were without Kyle Korver (broken nose), Thabo Sefolosha (strained right calf), Mike Scott (fractured left toe) and Al Horford (rest).

Up next: The Kings host the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, 7 p.m., CSNCA

Jason Jones