Dec 4, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap (4) shoots a basket in the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 107-95. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Millsap Reaches a Pair of Milestones in Win vs Clippers


Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap reached a pair of milestones in Wednesday’s 107-97 home win against the Los Angeles Clippers.

With his 25 points and six assists in Atlanta’s victory, Millsap surpassed 7,000 career points and reached 1,000 career assists. He needed just five points and six assists, respectively, to reach the milestones and got the job done in both instances.

Millsap had a final stat line of 25 points, nine rebounds, six assists, three blocks and one steal in a game-high 37 minutes to lead the way for the Hawks in Atlanta’s 10-point victory over Lob City.

The eighth-year pro was averaging 19.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in the last two games (both double-doubles) coming into Wednesday’s game versus the Clippers.

Additionally, Millsap knocked down a career-high four-of-five 3-point field goal attempts at Washington on November 30th to improve his long-range shooting to a .571 percentage (8-of-14) from deep over the last four games, hitting at least one trifecta in each contest — the longest streak of his career. He extended that streak to five straight games on Wednesday by knocking down a 3 at the 2:40 mark in the first quarter against the Clippers.

Millsap has been a huge to the Hawks’ success this season and is starting to form nice chemistry with frontcourt mate Al Horford and the rest of his teammates. He is averaging 16.2 points, 7.4 rebounds,

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