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Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon reacts as he comes up the floor after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

The Utah Jazz’s five-game win streak came to an end Thursday night as they fell to the Atlanta Hawks 117-114 when a last-second shot from Donovan Mitchell to tie missed.

Here are three takeaways from the game.

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  • After a poor first half on defense, the Jazz trailed 65-54 but quickly rallied and outscored the Hawks 37-21 in the third quarter. Atlanta wouldn’t go away, though, and made the needed plays down the stretch to get the win.
  • Although he missed a free throw with 6.2 seconds left to leave the door open for Utah, Hawks big man Dewayne Dedmon was outstanding in the final 1:11 of the game, as he had five points, two blocks and a rebound to help stave the Jazz off.
  • Atlanta finished 19-of-40 from behind the 3-point line while Utah went just 10-of-32.

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The Jazz entered the night fifth in the Western Conference, but dropped to seventh with the loss. That being said, teams 5-8 (Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, Utah, LA Clippers) are all tied with 42-30 records, meaning Utah’s place is a matter of tiebreakers.

Next 3

  • Saturday, March 23, at Chicago Bulls (21-52), 6 p.m.
  • Monday, March 25, vs. Phoenix Suns (17-55), 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27, vs. Los Angeles Lakers (31-40), 8:30 p.m.