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Atlanta Hawks' Kirk Hinrich (6) puts up a basket between Utah Jazz' Gordon Hayward (20) and Derrick Favors during triple overtime of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 139-133 in the NBA's first quadruple-overtime game since 1997. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA — The Utah Jazz played and played and played and played — and then played some more tonight at Philips Arena.

For the first time in franchise history, the Jazz slugged it out for 48 minutes of regulation and four five-minute extra sessions.

After this drawn-out heartbreaker, the organization hopes to never see another quadruple-overtime game.

The Jazz blew a slew of opportunities to win this road-trip opener before finally falling — almost literally — to the Hawks by the score of 139-133 after 68 actual minutes of hoops.

Joe Johnson led the Hawks to the win with 37 points, including a game-clinching jumper that put Atlanta up by four with 16.9 remaining in the fourth OT.

All five Jazz starters logged 50 minutes or more, led by Gordon Hayward's 57-minute effort.

Al Jefferson (28 points) and Paul Millsap (25 points) fouled out early in the fourth OT with a combined 104 minutes.

Millsap had a chance to win the game in regulation, but his short shot rimmed off. The Jazz then thought Millsap was fouled on a missed dunk attempt late in the first overtime.

Devin Harris' game-winning attempt was off in the second overtime, and that came 15 seconds after he'd given the Jazz a short-lived three-point lead that Joe Johnson erased with a trey.

Millsap grabbed an offensive reboundhad yet another chance to win it in triple OT, but his jumper at the buzzer bounced away.

The Jazz, who overcame a 17-point lead, travel to New Jersey tonight for a Monday match-up with the Nets and former Utah players Deron Williams, Kris Humphries, DeShawn Stevenson and Sundiata Gaines.

Halftime report

ATLANTA — Halfway into the game against the Atlanta Hawks, the Utah Jazz look nothing like the team that won six in a row.

So far, the Jazz only have four assists and are shooting just 34.1 percent. On the other end of the court, they're lacking energy and effectiveness on defense.

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Not surprisingly, the Jazz find themselves behind, 55-40 to the Hawks.

Joe Johnson and Josh Smith have taken turns torching the Jazz defense.

Johnson scored 18 points in the first quarter to get Atlanta off to a great start, and Smith added 10 of his 15 points in the second quarter.

Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson and Alec Burks each have eight points for Utah.

The Jazz (26-22) are in the first contest of a three-game road trip, which also includes stops in New Jersey on Monday and Boston on Wednesday.

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