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Horford, Hawks steamroll Timberwolves 117-105

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  • Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap dunks in front of Minnesota Timberwolves’ Nikola Pekovic, of Montenegro, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Minneapolis.

    Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap dunks in front of Minnesota Timberwolves’ Nikola Pekovic, of Montenegro, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Minneapolis.
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, left, of Spain, reaches out as Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford of Dominican Republic pulls in the ball in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Minneapolis.

    Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, left, of Spain, reaches out as Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford of Dominican Republic pulls in the ball in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Minneapolis.
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves’ Thaddeus Young, left, drives around Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Minneapolis.

    Minnesota Timberwolves’ Thaddeus Young, left, drives around Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Minneapolis.
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  • Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, left, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves' Thaddeus Young looks on in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Minneapolis.

    Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, left, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves' Thaddeus Young looks on in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Minneapolis.
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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI

MINNEAPOLIS -- Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and DeMarre Carroll added a career-best 26 points to lift the Atlanta Hawks to a 117-105 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

Paul Millsap had 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Hawks (43-10), who bounced back from a loss to Memphis the previous night. The NBA-leading Hawks still have not lost back-to-back games since Nov. 18. They shot 51 percent and outscored Minnesota 58-44 in the paint.

Kevin Martin scored 21 points and Shabazz Muhammad had 18 points and eight rebounds in his first game since Jan. 9 because of a strained oblique for Minnesota. The Timberwolves lost for the first time in four games.

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