Apr 4, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) protects the ball from Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the second half at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Cavaliers 117-98. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Teague Passes Joe Johnson in Point/Assist Double-Doubles in Hawks Franchise History

Apr 2, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) shoots a three point shot in the second half against the Chicago Bulls at Philips Arena. The Bulls won 105-92. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Teague came up huge for the Atlanta Hawks in a must-win game last night and helped lead the team to 117-98 victory over fellow playoff-hopeful Cleveland Cavaliers.

Teague was terrific in the game and finished with a double-double performance of 20 points and 12 assists, as the win meant Atlanta reclaimed sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in East. The New York Knicks had a very slim lead over ATL entering Friday (.002 W%P), but they choked and lost at home later that night while the Hawks won to go up by one-game in the standings.

The double-double performance was Teague’s 13th this season, but more importantly the 32nd of his career which passes former Hawks swingman Joe Johnson in franchise history, who finished with 31 point/assist double-doubles in an Atlanta uniform.

Before passing Johnson, Teague surpassed former Hawks legend “Pistol” Pete Maravich.

Teague’s 32 point/assist double-doubles ranks 6th all-time in Hawks franchise history, tying him with former guard Walt Hazzard.

Teague is having his best season in his five-year career (all with Atlanta), averaging 16.3 points, 6.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game.

The Hawks have seven games left this season before playoffs start.

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