Atlanta Hawks turn back Memphis Grizzlies

Atlanta Hawks 93, Memphis Grizzlies 83

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San Antonio's Tiago Splitter (right) is fouled by Charlotte's Gerald Henderson during Saturday's game in Charlotte, N.C. San Antonio took a 30-point victory.  CHUCK BURTON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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San Antonio's Tiago Splitter (right) is fouled by Charlotte's Gerald Henderson during Saturday's game in Charlotte, N.C. San Antonio took a 30-point victory.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Josh Smith had 24 points, Lou Williams scored 18 of his 21 in the second half, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-83 on Saturday night.

Al Horford had 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Atlanta, which won for the ninth time in its past 10 games. Jeff Teague had 13 points and six assists.

Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol scored 18 points apiece, Randolph grabbing 13 rebounds as Memphis lost at home for only the second time this season. Rudy Gay scored 17 points, but was 7 of 25 from the field.

SPURS 132, BOBCATS 102

In Charlotte, N.C., Danny Green scored 23 points and San Antonio set a franchise record with 19 3-pointers to hand Charlotte its seventh consecutive defeat.

Green was 7 of 9 from 3-point range and the Spurs shot 56 percent from behind the arc.

Tony Parker had 22 points and nine assists as the Spurs won for the ninth time in 10 games to push their record to 17-4.

Green and Parker were a combined 18 of 22 from the field.

Parker scored 11 points in the third quarter and Green had eight as the Spurs pulled away and were never challenged after that point.

Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 23 points and Gerald Henderson chipped in with 13.

HEAT 106, HORNETS 90

In Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, LeBron James finished with 24 points and seven assists, and Miami snapped a two-game slide.

Chris Bosh scored 13, and Ray Allen and Shane Battier each added 11 for Miami, which took control by outscoring the Hornets 33-10 over the final 11 minutes of the first half.

MAVERICKS 116,

ROCKETS 109

In Houston, O.J. Mayo scored 40 points, including 10 in the last three minutes, to lift Dallas to a victory over the Rockets in coach Kevin McHale’s return to the Houston bench.

McHale rejoined the team after almost a month away from the team, and two weeks after the death of his daughter.

McHale took a leave of absence on Nov. 10 to be with his family as his daughter’s health worsened. Alexandra “Sasha” McHale died Nov. 24 of complications from Lupus. She was 23.

BULLS 93, KNICKS 85

In Chicago, Marco Belinelli and Luol Deng scored 22 points apiece as Chicago snapped New York’s five-game winning streak.

Belinelli scored 15 points in the first quarter, while Deng had 10 in the fourth, giving the Bulls their first three-game winning streak of the season.

CLIPPERS 117, SUNS 99

In Los Angeles, Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally with 13 of his 21 points, and the Clippers beat Phoenix, winning their fifth in a row while sending the Suns to their season-worst sixth consecutive loss.

Blake Griffin added 24 points, and Chris Paul had 16 points and 11 assists. Crawford made all four of his free throws to extend his streak to 55 in a row since Nov. 3.

CELTICS 92, 76ERS 79

In Boston, Kevin Garnett scored 19 points, Jeff Green added 16, and Boston won the back end of a home-and-home with Philadelphia.

Paul Pierce finished with 13 points and Rajon Rondo dished out 11 assists and collected nine rebounds, one night after his first triple-double of the season.

Rondo had just seven points.

WARRIORS 101, WIZARDS 97

In Washington, David Lee had 24 points and 17 rebounds, Klay Thompson added 23 points and Golden State beat Washington for its third consecutive road win.

Stephen Curry scored 22 points for the Warriors, who won the first three games of a road trip for the first time since February 2003.

Golden State is 13-7, the first time it has been six games over .500 since the end of the 2007-08 season.

On Friday, the Warriors won at Brooklyn in coach Mark Jackson’s homecoming, and they followed it with a close victory over the Wizards (2-15).

PISTONS 104, CAVALIERS 97

In Cleveland, Brandon Knight scored a career-high 30 points and Detroit defeated Cleveland for the second time in six days.

Jeremy Pargo scored 24 points for Cleveland, which has lost five in a row and nine of its past 10.


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