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Lou Williams had 21 points and a career-high 12 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and the Atlanta Hawks won their fourth straight, 109-100 over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
David West scored a game-high 29 points for the Pacers, who had won four straight and seven of eight.
With Josh Smith, Atlanta's leading scorer this season, unable to play because of a right hip flexor, Hawks coach Larry Drew started Zaza Pachulia, who responded with 17 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
Indiana never got closer than three in the fourth quarter after Paul George's three-point play made it 91-88 at the 5:18 mark.
Jeff Teague's floating runner made it 101-90 less than 3 minutes later.
George finished with 18 points and George Hill added 15 for Indiana. Hill started and played 33 minutes despite a sore right groin.
Kyle Korver scored five points in a single possession late in the third to push the lead to 12 points.
After officials watched a video replay, the call was ...
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Al Horford believes the Atlanta Hawks are starting to tap into their potential.
Even with Josh Smith injured and unable to play, the Hawks still got some important baskets, rebounds and defensive stops from role players in a 109-100 over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
''I think it showed growth from our team being in a position where they made a run at us and we...
Hawks coach Larry Drew said leading scorer Josh Smith has a strained right hip flexor and will not play against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
Smith was injured on Friday in the Hawks' 102-94 victory at Cleveland. He is averaging 16.6 points. Smith's 8.2 rebounding average is second on the team behind center Al Horford.
Atlanta was without guards Devin Harris, who...
The biggest questions hanging over the New York Knicks directly involves Amar’e Stoudemire’s return from injury.
Will he spoil the soup?
He and MVP-candidate Carmelo Anthony have struggled together in the past as part of the same starting five.
As he prepares a possible return on Tuesday, the depth of his role is being fleshed out.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jeff Teague scored a career-high 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the game's final nine points to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-94 on Friday night.
Teague's jumper from the foul line gave the Hawks a 95-94 lead with 2:32 remaining to spark the late run and send Atlanta to its third straight win.
Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 28 points, but the...
Not much to say. Pacers were killing the Suns early, racing out to a 14-point lead at the half. Then they fell asleep and the Suns came roaring back. But Pacers eventually hold on for a 97-91 victory.
Again, lots of problems but enough to get it done against a lottery team. That's 4 in a row and 17-12 for the season.
George Hill led the way with 22 points, Paul George...
George Hill scored 22 points, including three 3-pointers, and led the Indiana Pacers to a 97-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Paul George had 15 points, and David West added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Pacers, who have won four straight and seven of eight.
Sebastian Telfair had 19 points and six assists, and Marcin Gortat had 15 points and 10 rebounds...
The Cavs are riding a two-game winning streak for the first time this season, and theyve done it without Anderson Varejao. Thats a good thing, considering Varejaos bruised knee will keep him out of both games this weekend (the Cavs play Saturday at Brooklyn). The Hawks have also won two in a row, including Wednesdays double-overtime thriller vs. Detroit. This is their...
If the Memphis Grizzlies and Indiana Pacers live up to their reputations, points may be hard to come by Monday when the NBA's top two defensive teams meet in Indianapolis.
Memphis (19-8) ranks first in the league allowing an average of 90.1 points and improved to 12-2 when holding opponents below 43.0 percent shooting after beating Denver 81-72 on Saturday.
The Grizzlies, who...