As the years go by, Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver are gaining more distinction as former Jazz players who contributed to the franchise's most recent victory in a playoff game. They're also distinguishing themselves in Atlanta at the moment.
The Hawks hold a 2-1 lead over No. 1 seed Indiana in an Eastern Conference first-round series, following a 98-85 victory Thursday. Ex-Jazzmen DeMarre Carroll, Millsap and Korver combined for 52 points in the win, extending the unpredictable theme of these NBA playoffs.
Only two of the eight series have stayed on schedule, in terms of the higher-seeded team's performance. Miami is 2-0 vs. Charlotte and the Los Angeles Clippers have a 2-1 edge over Golden State and the Clippers needed a road victory with a controversial ending Thursday to re-establish themselves.