Hawks escape Pistons in double overtime

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Atlanta's Josh Smith goes up for a shot as Detroit's Kyle Singler defends. Smith had 31 points and 10 rebounds as the Hawks held off the Pistons.  JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Atlanta's Josh Smith goes up for a shot as Detroit's Kyle Singler defends. Smith had 31 points and 10 rebounds as the Hawks held off the Pistons.

ATLANTA — Josh Smith scored 31 points, Al Horford added 22 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 126-119 in double overtime on Wednesday night.

The Hawks blew a 22-point, fourth-quarter lead as Detroit reserves Will Bynum and Charlie Villanueva scored a combined 26 points in the final period of regulation.

Atlanta has won two in a row and eight of 12. Detroit has lost seven of nine.

Bynum finished with 31 points, one less than his career high, and assisted on the last two baskets of regulation, when Andre Drummond’s dunk cut the lead to two and Austin Daye’s 3-pointer gave the Pistons a 101-100 lead with 4 seconds remaining.

Smith’s 31 points were the most by a Hawks player this season.

HEAT 105, BOBCATS 92

In Charlotte, N.C., LeBron James had 27 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists as Miami handed Charlotte 16th consecutive defeat.

Dwyane Wade scored 29 points and had nine rebounds as Miami extended its winning streak to six.

Kemba Walker had 27 points for the Bobcats.

76ERS 99, GRIZZLIES 89

In Memphis, Tenn., Dorell Wright scored 28 points and Spencer Hawes had 20, season-highs for both, and Philadelphia snapped a six-game road losing streak with a win over Memphis.

Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 23 points and nine rebounds.

ROCKETS 87, TIMBERWOLVES 84

In Minneapolis, James Harden scored 17 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and Houston rallied to win its fifth in a row.

J.J. Barea scored 18 for Minnesota.

CAVALIERS 87, WIZARDS 84

In Washington, Tristan Thompson’s three-point play with 24.4 seconds remaining gave Cleveland its first two-game winning streak of the season.

Kyrie Irving had 26 points to lead Cleveland. Jordan Crawford and Emeka Okafor led the Wizards with 17 points.

BUCKS 108, NETS 93

In Milwaukee, Brandon Jennings scored 25 points, Monta Ellis added 20 points and a season-high six steals, and Milwaukee beat short-handed Brooklyn for the 13th consecutive time.

Brook Lopez had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets.

HORNETS 97, MAGIC 94

In Orlando, Fla., Robin Lopez had a season-high 29 points and Greivis Vasquez scored 27 points as New Orleans snapped an 11-game skid.

Jameer Nelson had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Orlando.

POSTPONED: The game between the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls was postponed by a snowstorm that hit the Indianapolis area.

No date makeup date has been set.


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