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    February 14, 2020 4:25 AM CST

    ATLANTA -- Lou Williams wasnt surprised he saved his best for the end.Williams scored 16 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied after trailing most of the game to beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-116 on Wednesday night.Williams, the Atlanta native who played for the Hawks from 2012-14, had a quiet game before his big final quarter.The fourth quarter is normally my best quarter of my career, Williams said.The Hawks led 60-51 at halftime. The Lakers, led by DAngelo Russells 23 points, dominated the second half. It was an impressive performance for a team playing the second straight night at the end of a four-game road trip. It was their first win of the trip.Were just learning, said Nick Young, who had 17 points. Weve pretty much been in every game. It was bound to go our way one of these nights.Dwight Howard had 31 points and 11 rebounds and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 26 points for Atlanta.A 3-pointer by Brandon Ingram early in the fourth quarter gave the Lakers a 99-98 lead -- their first since the opening period. A layup by Williams stretched the Lakers lead to 107-100.A steal and basket by Atlantas Dennis Schroder and a 3-pointer by Kyle Korver -- his first points of the game -- cut the lead to two.Williams beat the shot clock with a 3-pointer, and a jam by Larry Nance Jr. gave the Lakers a 118-112 lead.After Julius Randle blocked a shot by Schroder, Youngs 3-pointer with 17.9 seconds remaining clinched the win.The Lakers outscored the Hawks 72-56 in the second half while excelling in the up-tempo pace the Hawks hope to embrace.When asked if the Hawks like the fast pace, Korver said We like to play defense, too.Clearly, giving up 123 points didnt fit Hawks coach Mike Budenholzers plan.You cant ever feel good if you give up that kind of offense in two consecutive quarters, Budenholzer said.TIP-INSLakers: C Timofey Mozgov, who suffered a left eye contusion in Tuesday nights loss at Indiana, did not play. After results from a CT were inconclusive, Mozgov will have additional tests and will be examined by team doctors on Thursday when the team returns to Los Angeles. ... The Lakers shot 60.9 percent in the third quarter and 53.9 percent for the game. ... Luol Deng had 13 points and 10 rebounds.Hawks: Hardaway hit two 3-pointers in the last minute of the opening quarter, giving him 14 points with four 3-pointers for the period. ... Schroder had 11 points and six assists. ... Paul Millsap had four of the teams 18 turnovers.TECHNICAL ISSUESTechnical problems with the scoreboard and shot clocks caused confusion in the third quarter. Hawks public address announcer Ryan Cameron had to announce the updated score following each basket for the final 3 minutes of the period.FACES IN THE CROWDBoxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. had a front-row seat. Former Atlanta Falcons star receiver Roddy White also drew cheers when shown on the video board.ROOKIE DEBUTLakers rookie Ivica Zubac, 19, of Croatia had six points in his NBA debut as the fill-in starter for Mozgov. Howard went straight at Zubac with a jam on Atlantas first possession, but the young Zubac didnt back down. Zubac answered by making a hook shot over Howard and then scored again for the Lakers second field goal. Zubac lasted only about five minutes before going to the bench with his third foul.UP NEXTLakers: The Lakers return home to play Golden State on Friday night.Hawks: After opening the season with a home win over Washington, Atlanta plays at the Wizards on Friday night. Wholesale Avalanche Jerseys. Third-seeded Murray had the easiest path to victory on New Years Eve, barely breaking a sweat during his 6-0, 6-0 win over 2,129th-ranked Qatari wildcard recipient Mousa Shanan Zayed. Colorado Avalanche Pro Shop. The winner Saturday will remain in the elite 10-team field next year. "We talked about wanting to be disciplined and stick with our game plan and good things will come," Draisaitl said, who had two goals for the victors. https://www.cheapavalanche.com/.J. -- Josh Cribbs was in the Pro Bowl in February and out of a job six months later. Colorado Avalanche Store. Those lessons were more than enough to overwhelm the Utah Jazz. Lou Williams scored 25 points and the Hawks continued their offensive upswing as they rolled to an easy 118-85 victory over the Jazz on Friday night, winning their third straight and for the fourth time in five games. Avalanche Jerseys 2020. A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. Even though the Minnesota Vikings have rolled to a 5-0 record, they will use their bye week to possibly add an offensive lineman, and former Pro Bowl tackle Jake Long is among the candidates, according to sources.Vikings right tackle Andre Smith was inactive Sunday with what had been listed as an elbow injury, but sources say? there is concern about a related biceps injury. Smith has denied an NFL Network report that his injury is serious enough for him to be a candidate for injured reserve. The team already has lost left tackle Matt Kalil to hip surgery.The Vikings will work out other linemen, but Long is the most prominent and has some support on the staff if he can prove he is physically stable, sources say.Long was the No. 1 pick in the 2008 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins when current Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano was the Dolphins head coach. The four-time Pro Bowl lineman underwent ACL surgeries in his right knee in both 2013 and 2014 while with the then-St.ddddddddddddLouis Rams. He played just 11 snaps for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.Long, 31, told ESPN in June he was finally healthy ... the best Ive felt in five or six years. His pronouncement was endorsed to teams by Dr. James Andrews, who has performed Longs surgeries and overseen the players recovery. The Ravens were on the verge of signing him in July, but the deal fell apart when Long declined to sign a waiver on his right knee.Sources say Long is willing to play for around the veteran minimum wage of $885,000, which would be prorated with 11 games remaining in the regular season. The Vikings have only an estimated $1.8 million of salary-cap space available.The Vikings had no comment on Long or the specificity of Smiths injury and status.NFL Insider Ed Werder contributed to this report. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '