Atlanta Hawks top Washington Wizards in overtime for road win

Atlanta Hawks 100, Washington Wizards 95 (OT)

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Atlanta's Jeff Teague drives to the basket past Martell Webster in the first half. Teague had 13 points and six assists in an OT win over the Wizards.  ALEX BRANDON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Atlanta's Jeff Teague drives to the basket past Martell Webster in the first half. Teague had 13 points and six assists in an OT win over the Wizards.

WASHINGTON — Lou Williams scored a season-high 24 points and Josh Smith had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 100-95 overtime win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.

Atlanta (15-7) has won all three meetings with the Wizards (3-19) this season.

After Washington took a 93-92 lead on a jumper by Earl Barron with 3:05 to play in overtime, the Hawks scored six consecutive points – capped by DeShawn Steven’s 3-pointer – to go up five with 1:29 to play.

Stevenson and Al Horford each made 1 of 2 free throws.

Then Jordan Crawford, who had a triple-double with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, hit a jumper with 48 seconds left to pull Washington to 98-95.

Nene had a jumper blocked by Smith with 9 seconds to play, and Kyle Korver made two free throws to cap the scoring.

HEAT 103, TIMBERWOLVES 92

In Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 24 points, LeBron James added 22 points and 11 assists and Miami survived a huge rebounding differential to beat Minnesota.

Chris Bosh scored 15 points and Mario Chalmers added 12 for the Heat, who gave up 21 of the game’s first 24 rebounds and wound up getting beaten 52-24 on the boards – yet still won.

BULLS 100, CELTICS 89

In Chicago, Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer scored 21 points apiece, Joakim Noah had a triple-double and Chicago beat Boston.

Noah had 11 points, 13 rebounds and a career high-tying 10 assists for his second career triple-double, and the Bulls evened a 101-95 home loss to Boston on Nov. 12.

JAZZ 92, NETS 90

In New York, Mo Williams scored 19 points, Al Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Utah beat Brooklyn despite nearly throwing away the victory.

Utah turned it over on two inbounds passes in the final 31 seconds, the last leading to a Nets steal.

Derrick Favors added 13 points against his former franchise for the Jazz, who improved to just 5-10 on the road.

Joe Johnson scored 21 points for the Nets, who led for most of the game and by as many as 13 points before dropping their second consecutive game.

RAPTORS 113, CAVALIERS 99

In Cleveland, Jose Calderon scored a season-high 23 points, and Toronto won on the road for the second time this season by beating the Cavaliers.

The Raptors snapped an 11-game skid on the road, winning away from home for the first time since Nov. 13 when they beat Indiana. Toronto, which is 2-14 on the road, has also won three in a row for the first time this season.

Alan Anderson hit three 3-pointers and finished with 18 points.

Kyrie Irving scored 23 points for Cleveland.

BUCKS 98, PACERS 93

In Milwaukee, Brandon Jennings scored 13 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and Monta Ellis had 19 points, leading Milwaukee to the victory.

Jennings scored four consecutive points midway through the fourth quarter to give the Bucks an 89-85 lead with 4:10 remaining.

Paul George drove the lane for Indiana for a dunk to cut the lead to two.But Jennings responded with a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 3:30 left to give the Bucks a 92-87 lead.


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