SALT LAKE CITY – Andrei Kirilenko scored 14 points and matched his career high with 10 assists, and the Utah Jazz ended a four-game home losing streak by beating the woeful Atlanta Hawks 95-83 Wednesday night.

Matt Harpring added a season-high 30 points and reserve Milt Palacio had 10 points and nine assists for the Jazz, who had a 37-29 rebounding advantage and forced 21 turnovers.

Utah hasn’t lost five straight at home since 1982 and had the right team in town to prevent that from changing. Atlanta had the worst record in the league entering the game and was coming off a 125-116 loss the night before at Denver.

At 2-16, the Hawks are off to the worst start in team history – even worse than their 3-15 record after 18 games a year ago. Atlanta has lost seven straight, going 0-3 on a swing through Phoenix, Denver and Utah.

Salim Stoudamire led Atlanta with 15 points.

AP-ES-12-07-05 2332EST


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