Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The longest winning streak in the NBA this season now belongs to the unselfish and red-hot Atlanta Hawks, who rolled to their 17th straight victory Wednesday with a 113-102 triumph over the Brooklyn Nets.
Six Hawks scored in double figures and an impressive 76 percent (29-of-38) of their field goals came directly off an assist. Paul Millsap totaled 28 points and 15 rebounds, Jeff Teague orchestrated the offense with 13 points and 11 assists and Al Horford added 20 points and 10 boards for the victors.
Kyle Korver made five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points for Atlanta, which has already matched its win total of 38 from last season.
"We play like we should win every night," said Korver. "It's a confident group. We feel like we have a good team and if we approach the game the right way, we absolutely should go in and win."
Joe Johnson scored a team-high 26 points and Jarrett Jack finished with 14 points and a career-high 13 assists in the Nets' third straight loss.
"We made shots," said Nets coach Lionel Hollins. "When you make shots, you give yourself a chance."
Brooklyn was within six early in the fourth quarter before Atlanta pulled away for good with a 9-3 run. Horford scored the first four points and Korver's 3- pointer provided a 100-88 advantage with 7:15 left to play.
The closest the Nets got over the final seven minutes was eight points.
Both teams shot over 58 percent from the field in the first quarter, and Korver's two 3-pointers inside the final minute provided the hosts with a slim 30-27 lead.
DeMarre Carroll and Millsap each connected from long range late in the first half to give Atlanta a 64-53 cushion heading into the break.
The Hawks shot 16-for-16 from the foul line in the first half and assisted on 16 of their 20 field goals. They finally missed from the stripe in the third, but the easy buckets continued with good ball movement, which led to an 89-81 spread heading into the fourth.
The Hawks, who went 25-of-26 from the foul line, have won eight straight at home, including five during a seven-game homestand that continues Friday with a visit from the Trail Blazers ... At 38-8, Atlanta is 30 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 1996-97 season (56-26) ... Atlanta's 15 wins in January is a franchise record for any month ... Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams missed his 10th straight game with a rib injury ... The Nets' home game with Portland on Monday was postponed due to the heavy snowstorm and rescheduled for April 6.