In battle of leaders, Hawks triumph
ATLANTA — Jeff Teague scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Golden State's one-two backcourt punch with balance, beating the Warriors 124-116 on Friday night in a showdown between the NBA's two conference leaders.
It was tied at halftime and Atlanta led by four entering the final period. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Mike Scott and Kyle Korver, who each had 17 points, helped stretch the lead.
Al Horford had 12 points and 14 rebounds for Atlanta.
Golden State's one-two punch of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson did do some damage. Thompson scored 29 points and Curry had 26 for Golden State, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.
Atlanta improved to 42-9, and Golden State dropped to 39-9.
PELICANS 116, THUNDER 113: At Oklahoma City, Anthony Davis scored 41 points and hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lift New Orleans.
Davis also grabbed 10 rebounds and outdueled Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who had a career-high 48 points to go with 11 assists and nine rebounds. Westbrook, who scored 45 points as part of a triple-double Wednesday night in a win at New Orleans, made three free throws with 1.2 seconds left to tie it.
PACERS 103, CAVALIERS 99: At Indianapolis, C.J. Miles had 26 points, George Hill converted a key four-point play and the Indiana ended Cleveland's winning streak at 12 games.
With Indiana down by one with 1:26 to play, Hill hit an off-balance, one-handed 3 and was fouled taking the shot. He made the free throw to extend Indiana's lead to three points.
SPURS 98, HEAT 85: At San Antonio, Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and San Antonio beat Miami in their first meeting since the Spurs' victory in the NBA Finals.
Tony Parker added 21 points and Tim Duncan had 10 points and 12 rebounds for his 24th double-double of the season. Luol Deng had 17 points and Chris Bosh added 14 points for the Heat.
TIMBERWOLVES 90, GRIZZLIES 89: At Minneapolis, Ricky Rubio shook off an ankle injury in the fourth quarter to score eight points in the final 1:47 and Minnesota snapped Memphis' winning streak at eight.
Rubio appeared to re-injure the ankle that kept him out for 42 games earlier in the season on a driving layup with 6 minutes to play. He came back a minute later, hit two big 3-pointers and then knocked down a pair of free throws with 10.2 seconds to play.
Rubio had 17 points and five assists.
RAPTORS 123, CLIPPERS 107: At Toronto, DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry had 21 and Toronto overcame a 20-point deficit to hand Los Angeles its fourth loss in five games.
Lou Williams had 18 points, Greivis Vazquez scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and James Johnson returned from a four-game absence to add 16 for the Raptors.
ROCKETS 117, BUCKS 111: At Houston, NBA scoring leader James Harden had 33 points and hit three of Houston's 15 3-pointers.
Trevor Ariza added 24 points for the Rockets, going 6 of 10 from 3-point range.
SUNS 100, JAZZ 93: At Phoenix, Marcus Morris scored 24 of his career-high 34 points in the first half and had a career-best 12 rebounds for Phoenix.
Morris was one point shy of his career best by halftime, making 5 of 6 3s off the bench in the first two quarters.
NETS 92, KNICKS 88: At New York, Brook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Jarrett Jack made a clutch 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds left to help Brooklyn.
The Nets secured the city series by beating the Knicks for the third time in three meetings this season, clinching it for the first time since sweeping all four games in 2006-07.
MAGIC 103, LAKERS 97, OT: At Orlando, Fla., Tobias Harris had a career-high 34 points and Orlando snapped a 10-game losing streak.
Nik Vucevic added 25 points and 13 rebounds. It was the Magic's first victory under interim coach James Borrego.
CELTICS 107, 76ERS 96: At Boston, Jared Sullinger had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help Boston win its third straight.
Luc Mbah a Moute led Philadelphia with 18 points.
PISTONS 98, NUGGETS 88: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Greg Monroe had 21 points and a career-high 21 rebounds as Detroit cruised.
D.J. Augustin added 22 points and 11 assists, and Andre Drummond had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit.