Jazz win streak ends with 4OT loss to Hawks

Posted at 7:50 PM, Mar 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-25 21:50:24-04

The Jazz were hoping for their seventh straight victory Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, but the Hawks wouldn’t allow it as they pulled ahead in the fourth overtime to win 139-133.

Gordon Hayward, Paul Millsap, Devin Harris and Al Jefferson all played over 50 minutes and CJ Miles added 49:33 for the Jazz (26-23) in the first quadruple overtime game in the NBA in over a decade.

The Hawks (30-20) led 55-40 at the end of the first quarter, but the Jazz came back in the second half to tie the scores at the end of regulation. The Jazz had a chance for the victory at the end of regulation and the first three overtimes, but couldn’t connect.

Atlanta’s Joe Johnson was the star of the game and the fourth overtime as he scored 37 points, including 8 in 4OT to grab the win for the Hawks.

Jefferson scored 28 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Millsap added 26 and 13 rebounds. Devon Harris led the assists with 10.

Zaza Pachulia handed 20 rebounds and 15 points for the Hawks.

The Jazz continue their road trip on Monday against the New Jersey Nets (16-34) then head to Boston to take on the Celtics (26-22) on Wednesday.