PHILADELPHIA -- Even with Dwight Howard having an off game, Atlanta won easily.And coach Mike Budenholzer said thats a good sign for the Hawks.Paul Millsap scored 17 points to lead five Hawks in double figures and Atlanta toppled the Philadelphia 76ers 104-72 on Saturday.Kyle Korver added 15 points and Mike Muscala added 14 for Atlanta.The Hawks barely needed top offseason acquisition Howard. The big man had just two points and seven rebounds in his second game for his hometown team after signing a three-year, $70 million free-agent contract this summer. The 31-year-old center had 19 rebounds and 11 points in Atlantas season-opening 114-99 win over Washington on Thursday.The great thing about adding Dwight to our group and something that Dwight is embracing and cherishing is that we play as a team, Budenholzer said.Everybody steps up, everybody contributes. Dwight is going to have great, big nights. A day like today was maybe not his day. Muscala, Paul and Kris (Humphries) were great. Its much more a positive than anything.Dennis Schroder displayed the playmaking ability the Hawks are counting on with him taking over for Jeff Teague as the teams point guard. After getting two assists in the opener, Schroder had 11 to go with 11 points against Philadelphia.Joel Embiid and Sergio Rodriguez had 14 points apiece for the 76ers.The Hawks reserves (51 points) had nearly as many points (53) as the starters.It says a lot, Millsap said. Our bench is great. Our bench did a great job of coming in and sparking a nice, little run for us. This game, last game, they did a great job of doing that.Millsap scored four points during Atlantas 8-2 run to open the fourth quarter, capped by Muscalas 17-foot jumper for an 82-60 lead.After sitting out for two years because of a foot injury, Embiid dazzled the home crowd with 20 points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes in Wednesdays season-opening loss to Oklahoma City. The third overall pick in the 2014 draft, Embiid had trouble staying on the court in the opening half against Orlando.Moments after chants of Trust the process! Trust the process! serenaded Embiid on the free-throw line, the crowd erupted in the second quarter when Embiid blocked Howards shot attempt.Embiid had to go to the bench seconds later after picking up his third foul. The Hawks took advantage, outscoring Philadelphia 17-10 from that point to enter the intermission up 53-39.Philadelphia could get only within 10 points in the third quarter on Jerami Grants highlight-reel reverse dunk. But the Hawks scored eight of the final 10 points of the period to enter the fourth quarter ahead 74-58.NATIONAL ANTHEMA day after apologizing for prohibiting R&B singer Sevyn Streeter from performing the national anthem at Wednesdays opener because Streeter was wearing a We Matter T-shirt, the song went off without any incidents or protests prior to Saturdays game. Mike Moore, a member of the teams Flight Squad, performed the national anthem with no signs that anything was amiss.NO CHEESESTEAKSDeAndre Bembry had two points for Atlanta. The rookie is a product of nearby Saint Josephs. He received cheers when he entered with just under six minutes left.Bembry said he had a bunch of people in attendance from St. Joes. One thing he didnt have while back in Philadelphia, though, was a cheesesteak due to the recent removal of a wisdom tooth.MORE MINUTESEmbiid, on a minutes restriction because of his foot injury, played 15 minutes.With the minutes he played, he clearly helped us, Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. Were looking forward to him playing more minutes.TIP-INSHawks: Millsap, a three-time All-Star, is averaging a team-best 22.5 points per game through two games. ... 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Rob Nelson of ESPN Stats & Information revisits the worst bad beats from the weekends gambling action.?Closing lines are courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, and pick percentages are via Wunderdog Sports.SaturdayMichigan Wolverines at Michigan State SpartansClosing line: Over/under 50Michigan closed as a 24.5-point favorite in this game, marking the third-largest spread in this rivalry dating back 40 seasons. Michigan State stayed within that number the entire game, and ended up covering easily. But those who took the under could have done without a pair of late scores by the Spartans.Michigan led 30-10 with less than eight minutes left as Michigan State faced a fourth-and-5 from its own 46-yard line. Reserve quarterback Brian Lewerke hooked up with R.J. Shelton for a 34-yard completion on fourth down, and then found Monty Madaris for a touchdown on the next play. That made the score 30-17, and it stayed that way until the final seconds. The Spartans got the ball back at their own 25-yard line with 27 seconds left and those on the under just needed one stop. Unfortunately for them, Michigan State marched right down the field and scored a touchdown with one second left to send the total over.In a play that might be shown at the Heisman Trophy ceremony in December, Jabrill Peppers returned a fumble back on the following two-point conversion. That will serve as an unfriendly reminder of this bad beat for those who took the under.Final score: Michigan 32, Michigan State 23 (game goes over)Kansas State Wildcats at Iowa State CyclonesClosing line: Kansas State -6Over 60 percent of the action was on Kansas State to cover the 6-point spread at Iowa State, who came into the game winless in conference play and 1-6 overall. It was looking good for those on the Wildcats, who led 31-10 entering the fourth quarter.But it turned out to be a fourth quarter to forget if you had Kansas State. The Wildcats were outscored 16-0 in the final 15 minutes, capped off by a Jacob Park-to-Deshaunte Jones touchdown on fourth down with less than a minute left to cover the spread for the Cyclones. This marked the most points Kansas State had been outscored in a fourth quarter since 2004.Final score: Kansas State 31, Iowa State 26 (Iowa State covers)Miami Hurricanes at Notre Dame Fighting IrishClosing line: O/U 58The 61 percent who took the over in this one are still wondering how Notre Dame didnt score a touchdown on its final drive.With the game tied at 27 late in the fourth quarter, those on the over needed a touchdown to cash their bets.ddddddddddddIt appeared they were going to get their touchdown when Notre Dames Durham Smythe was about to score, but instead fumbled at the goal line. The Fighting Irish recovered and had first-and-goal at the Miami 1-yard line after an offsides call on the Hurricanes. But they couldnt punch it in and had to settle for a Justin Yoon 23-yard field goal with 30 seconds left. Miami ran out of time on their final drive and the total ended up going under by one point.Final score: Notre Dame 30, Miami 27 (game goes under)Baylor Bears at Texas LonghornsClosing line: O/U 73You couldnt have asked for a better start if you took the over. Less than six minutes in, the score was 14-14 and it looked like those bets could win before halftime.The scoring cooled off, with no points until a Texas safety midway through the second quarter. Each team added a touchdown and the Longhorns led 23-21 at halftime, with the total still on pace to go over. But the second half slowed down significantly and after a Trent Domingue 39-yard field goal, Texas led 35-34 with 46 seconds left. It wasnt looking good for those on the over, who needed a touchdown to win their bet. It appeared they got their touchdown when Texas scooped and scored a Seth Russell fumble to make the score 41-34. But in a questionable decision, the refs ruled that Russells forward progress had stopped and the touchdown did not count. Two plays later, the game ended and over 73 was a losing bet.Final score: Texas 35, Baylor 34 (game goes under)SundayPhiladelphia Eagles at Dallas CowboysClosing line: Cowboys -5For a third straight week, the Sunday night game went to overtime and ended up as a bad beat for gamblers.The Eagles took a 23-13 lead early in the fourth quarter, as those who took the underdog were feeling great. After all, if you factor in the spread, the Eagles were up 15. After forcing a three-and-out, Philadelphia got the ball back but Wendell Smallwood fumbled on the first play of the Eagles drive to give it back to Dallas. It all went downhill for the Eagles after that. The Cowboys scored the next 10 points to send the game to overtime. Dallas won the toss and marched right down the field, capping off the drive with a Jason Witten 5-yard touchdown catch to win by six.Final score: Cowboys 29, Eagles 23 in OT (Cowboys cover) Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
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