Atlanta Hawks' losing streak ends at four

Atlanta Hawks 103, Utah Jazz 93

ATLANTA — Devin Harris scored a season-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from a second-half deficit of 15 points to beat the Utah Jazz 103-95 on Friday night and snap a four-game losing streak.


Randy Foye had 25 points to lead Utah, which had won four of five but was denied its first back-to-back road wins of the season. Al Jefferson had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Paul Milsap had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Jazz.

The Hawks, who trailed 75-60 in the third quarter, played from behind before taking their first lead of the second half on consecutive baskets by Al Horford. The second basket by Horford, set up by Josh Smith’s pass, gave Atlanta a 94-92 lead with 2:44 remaining.

Jefferson answered with a tying basket before Ivan Johnson scored on a fast break to give the lead back to Atlanta.

Utah’s Jamaal Tinsley made one of two free throws to leave the Hawks’ lead at 96-95. Josh Smith’s short jumper and Lou Williams’ 3-pointer padded the lead.

Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Williams had 14, Ivan Johnson had 13 and Horford and Zaza Pachulia each had 12.


In New York, Luol Deng scored a season-high 33 points in Chicago’s third victory over New York this season, a win that sent the Knicks to their season-high third consecutive loss.

Carmelo Anthony ended up with 39 points for the Knicks in his return from a one-game suspension.


In Boston, Paul Pierce scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and four blocks as the Celtics nearly blew a 17-point lead before pulling away late in a victory over Houston.


In Memphis, Tenn., Rudy Gay hit a pullup jumper from 14 feet with 27.8 seconds left, and the Grizzlies held off the San Antonio in overtime for their fourth consecutive victory overall and their first over their Southwest Division rival since the 2011 playoffs.

San Antonio had won five in a row in the series.


In Toronto, Alan Anderson scored 16 points against his former team, Jose Calderon had 15 and the Raptors won for the 10th time in 13 games, beating Charlotte.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kemba Walker and Ben Gordon each scored 12 points apiece for Charlotte.

NETS 99, SUNS 79

In Brooklyn, Joe Johnson scored 19 points and MarShon Brooks added 17, leading the Nets to their fifth consecutive win. The Nets have won three consecutive games by 20 or more points for the first time in the team’s NBA history.


In Milwaukee, Greg Monroe had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Knight added 20 points and Detroit beat Milwaukee to hand interim coach Jim Boylan his first lost with the Bucks.