Hawks hope to get back on track in Minnesota

(SportsNetwork.com) - There's no time to panic for the Atlanta Hawks despite two losses in the past four games.

The Hawks look to rebound when they resume a three-game road trip Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center.

Atlanta opened the trip with Sunday's 94-88 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, who scored eight of the final 10 points to pull away. Memphis shot 19-of-21 from the foul line and won the rebounding battle, 55-37.

Jeff Teague paced the Eastern Conference leaders with 22 points, Kent Bazemore scored 14 and reserves Mike Scott and Dennis Schroder netted 11 apiece.

"Our execution has probably got to be better," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "We've got to cut harder. We've got to screen harder and all those things."

The Hawks, who were coming off an impressive win over Golden State, lost for only the second time since Dec. 27 and are still a dominant 35-4 over the past 39 games. They are 17-7 away from home and will close the trip Wednesday at Boston.

Minnesota will try to extend its season-high winning streak to four games Monday and stayed on track with a 112-101 triumph in Detroit on Sunday.

Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin scored 29 and 24 points, respectively, while rookie Andrew Wiggins ended with 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Thaddeus Young scored 16 points for the T-wolves, who shot 51.3 percent for the game and grabbed 40 rebounds to Detroit's 35.

"I think defensively, we did a lot of good things," said Mo Williams. "We stuck to the game plan, and everybody was focused."

The Wolves will begin a three-game homestand Monday night and will also host Golden State and Phoenix. They have a 6-19 record at Target Center.

Minnesota dropped a 112-100 decision at Atlanta on Jan. 25. The Hawks have prevailed in 16 of the last 19 games in this series, but are winless in two straight trips to the Twin Cities.