ATLANTA -- Jeff Teague is on the NBA all-star ballot and the Atlanta Hawks point guard is playing like he deserves voting consideration.
Teague scored 33 points and handed out 10 assists to lead the Hawks to a 113-103 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.
Forward DeMarre Carroll scored 21 points, shooting 5-for-8 on 3-pointers, and center Al Horford had 20 points and eight rebounds for Atlanta (5-4). Guard Kyle Korver contributed 13 points, going 3-for-5 from behind the arc.
Forward Evan Turner led the 76ers (5-5) with 27 points and point guard Tony Wrotten, filling in for Michael Carter-Williams, scored 22. Forward Thaddeus Young scored 17 for Philadelphia and center Spencer Hawes had 14 points to go with a game-best 12 rebounds.
Teague scored eight points in the third quarter as the Hawks outscored the 76ers 28-17 to take an 82-73 lead and then scored 15 in the final quarter. He was 10-for-16 from the floor and 12-for-13 at the foul line.
Lou Williams, a former 76er, made his return for the Hawks from a torn right ACL suffered last January and the guard scored seven points in 16 minutes off the bench.
The Hawks led by 11 late in the first quarter, but the 76ers had a 12-0 run in the second capped by six straight points from Wroten and were up 56-54 at halftime.
Turner and Young each had 13 points at the break.Wroten had 11 and backup point guard Darius Morris nine on a trio of 3-pointers.
Carroll hit his third 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer and the Hawks were 7-for-14 from behind the arc in the first two quarters. Two came from Korver, who has 3-pointers in 82 straight games -- seven off the NBA record.
Philadelphia shot 54.5 percent in the first half and the Hawks 51.4 percent. Horford had 12 points at the break for the Hawks, while Carroll contributed 11 and Teague 10.
NOTES: Philadelphia PG Michael Carter-Williams missed his second straight game because of a bruised left arch and is questionable for the rest of the 76ers' three-game road trip. The former Syracuse standout averaged 17.4 points, 7.6 assists and 2.6 steals in the first eight games while leading all NBA rookies in minutes, averaging 36.6. ... Hawks G Lou Williams returned 10 months after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee. The former 76er was averaging 14.1 points in his first 39 games with Atlanta when injured Jan. 18 against the Nets in Brooklyn. ...The Hawks and 76ers each have three players on the NBA all-star ballots announced Friday. C/F Al Horford, F Paul Millsap and G Jeff Teague made it from Atlanta, and G/F Evan Turner, F Thaddeus Young and C Spencer Hawes from Philadelphia. ... C Gustavo Ayon got his first start for Atlanta, with Millsap coming off the bench. ... The Hawks have back-to-back games for the first time this season, playing in New York on Saturday. It will be the second game in four days against the Knicks, who won 95-91 in Atlanta on Wednesday. ... Philadelphia plays at New Orleans on Saturday and in Dallas on Monday. The game at New Orleans will mark the third back-to-back for the 76ers.
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