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ATLANTA - Paul Millsap played like one of the leagues best players. NMD R1 Primeknit Canada .Now, hell wait to see if hes picked for his second straight All-Star game.Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, five other Atlanta players scored in double figures, and the Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games in a row with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Paul was aggressive, said teammate Al Horford, who also had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. When he plays like that, were tough to beat.Atlanta (38-8) has won 31 of 33 and leads the Eastern Conference by a commanding seven games. This was a bit tougher than expected against the struggling Nets, who kept it close most of the way.The Hawks pulled away in the final quarter, leading by as many as 15. Millsap finished off Brooklyns last run with a 3-pointer from the corner with 2:34 remaining, pushing Atlanta to a 109-98 edge.Millsap, who was more of a role player in Utah, had taken a lead since signing with the Hawks. He earned his first All-Star appearance a year ago and is expected to be among at least three Atlanta players getting in when the East reserves are announced Thursday night. Horford and Jeff Teague are favoured to get in, and Kyle Korver could make it as well.Weve definitely got a lot of guys who are deserving, Millsap said. Its going to be tough if one of those guys doesnt make it.Joe Johnson led the Nets with 26 points. It wasnt enough to prevent Brooklyns 11th loss in 13 games.Thats why theyve won 17 in a row: theyve produced every night consistently and their defence had been consistent every night, Nets coach Lionel Hollins said. We had some stuff that gave them trouble, but they kept scoring and we couldnt stop them.Korver had 17 points for the Hawks, connecting on five 3-pointers and having another taken away with a video review showed he shot after a foul was committed on a teammate. Teague and Dennis Schroder had 13 apiece, while DeMarre Carroll added 12. Atlanta outrebounded the Nets 45-35.Brook Lopez scored 18 for Brooklyn off the bench, and Jarrett Jack chipped in with 14 points and 13 assists.The Hawks got off to a sloppy start, committing six turnovers in the first 7 minutes. But they seized control before the break, closing the second quarter on a 21-9 run that sent them to the locker room with their biggest lead of the half, 64-53.Atlanta has built a double-digit lead in every game during its winning streak, and improved to 33-1 this season when up by at least 10 points.Amazingly, the Hawks have already matched their win total for all of last season, when they slipped into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed with a 38-44 record.And its not even the All-Star break.Were trying to grow and improve, said coach Mike Budenholzer, who will lead the East in New York. We want to keep our mindset there, just play each night, go out there and compete. Thats been good for us so far.TIP-INSBrooklyn: The bus carrying Hollins got caught in traffic trying to get to Philips Arena and didnt arrive until 6:43 p.m. for the 8 p.m. tipoff. A poultry convention at the adjacent Georgia World Congress Center clogged traffic. ... F Mirza Teletovic travelled home after being hospitalized last week in Los Angeles with blood clots in his lungs. The Bosnian will miss the rest of the season, but is expected to make a full recovery.Atlanta: Schroder will represent the Hawks in the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend. The second-year point guard from Germany is one of the most improved players in the league, playing a key role off the bench as Teagues backup. ... Atlanta finished with 13 turnovers, only seven coming in the final 41 minutes. ... The Hawks, who lead the league in points allowed, have surrendered 100 in their last two games after eight straight below the century mark.MILESTONESTeague made one 3-pointer to tie Jamal Crawford for eighth place on the teams career list with 282. Horfords double-double was the 182nd of his career, moving him past Dikembe Mutombo into sole possession of ninth in franchise history. Carroll went past 2,000 points in his career, while Teagues 11 assists pushed him to 2,005 overall.UP NEXTBrooklyn: Head home Friday night to face the Toronto Raptors.Atlanta: Host the Portland Trailblazers on Friday night, the next-to-last game in a seven-game homestand.___Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 Ultra Boost Cheap Canada . Patrick Sharp scored twice and Patrick Kane, Bryan Bickell and Nick Leddy also connected to lead Chicago to a 5-2 win over the Devils on Monday night. Ultra Boost 19 Sale Canada . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.nmdshoescanada.com/nmd-xr1-cheap-canada/black.html . Basketball fans around the globe will be watching as Kobe Bryant makes his season debut - 240 days after tearing his left Achilles - against Toronto, a team he has used as his own personal punching bag.PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was voted the French leagues player of the year by his fellow professionals for the second straight season. Ibrahimovic beat off competition from teammates Thiago Silva and Thiago Motta and Monaco midfielder James Rodriguez to win the top award in French football on Sunday. The Sweden striker has scored 40 goals in all competitions for PSG this season, including a chest-high backheel flick in a 4-0 win over Bastia in October which was voted most beautiful goal of the year. The Parisian club clinched the French league title on Wednesday. "I believe this was my best season," Ibrahimovic said. "I think our team had a great season and I hope it will continue next year." Ibrahimovic was also selected in the French leagues team of the year alongside five teammates. PSGs Salvatore Sirigu was picked as ggoalkeeper while Toulouse right back Serge Aurier, PSG centre back Thiago Silva, Saint-Etienne defender Loic Perrin and Monaco leftback Layvin Kurzawa formed the back four. Ultra Boost 19 Canada. PSG duo Marco Verratti and Thiago Motta joined Monaco playmaker James Rodriguez in midfield. Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette and PSG striker Edinson Cavani completed the attacking trio. Lille coach Rene Girard was voted coach of the year, fending off competition from PSGs Laurent Blanc, Monacos Claudio Ranieri and Lyons Remi Garde. With one round left, Lille sits in third place in the French league, behind champion PSG and Monaco. Only two other players have twice won the top award in French football: former Bordeaux striker Pedro Pauleta and Eden Hazard when he was with Lille. Past winners of the award include David Ginola, Zinedine Zidane, Didier Drogba and Karim Benzema. ' ' '

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