Atlanta Hawks end Brooklyn Nets' seven-game winning streak

Atlanta Hawks 109, Brooklyn Nets 95

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ATLANTA — Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a triple-double and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat Brooklyn 109-95 on Wednesday night to stop the Nets’ seven-game winning streak.

Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague tries to get his shot over Brooklyn center Brook Lopez. Teague had a career-high 28 points as the Hawks won by 14 points.   JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague tries to get his shot over Brooklyn center Brook Lopez. Teague had a career-high 28 points as the Hawks won by 14 points.

The Hawks, who had lost six of seven, almost doubled their point total from Monday night’s 97-58 loss at Chicago.

SPURS 103, GRIZZLIES 82

In San Antonio, Tony Parker had 17 points and 11 assists and Tim Duncan added 19 points to help San Antonio beat Memphis and extend its home winning streak to 13 games.

THUNDER 117, NUGGETS 97

In Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, Kevin Martin had 20 and Oklahoma City snapped Denver’s six-game winning streak.

Kevin Durant added 20 points and tied his career high with five steals as NBA-best Oklahoma City led wire-to-wire for just the second time this season.

BULLS 107, RAPTORS 105 (OT)

In Toronto, Luol Deng hit a tiebreaking jump shot with 3 seconds left in overtime and Chicago beat Toronto for its eighth victory in nine meetings against the Raptors.

Carlos Boozer had a season-high 36 points and 12 rebounds, and Joakim Noah had 16 points for the Bulls.

HORNETS 90, CELTICS 78

In Boston, Greivis Vasquez scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and Austin Rivers won his first NBA game against his father as New Orleans beat coach Doc Rivers and Boston.

MAGIC 97, PACERS 86

In Orlando, Fla., Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help Orlando snap a six-game home skid.

The Magic have won two of their past three.

MAVERICKS 105, ROCKETS 100

In Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, O.J. Mayo hit two tiebreaking free throws and the Mavericks held off a Jeremy Lin-led surge to beat Houston.

Lin and James Harden combined to score the last 18 points for the Rockets, who erased an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit and got even at 97.

HAWKS SUSPEND SMITH ONE GAME

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks suspended top-scorer Josh Smith for Wednesday night’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

The one-game suspension, which comes with an undisclosed fine, was announced Wednesday by Hawks general manager Danny Ferry. The Hawks did not reveal the conduct that led to the suspension.

Smith was called for a technical foul in Monday night’s 97-58 loss at Chicago. Only a late basket by Jeff Teague saved the Hawks from setting their lowest scoring total in franchise history.

“Clearly I am competitive and was frustrated by our recent losses,” Smith said in a statement released by the team. “I understand and respect the team’s actions and just want to get back on the court to do whatever is necessary to help my teammates. I apologize for letting them down and apologize to our fans for not being available for tonight’s game.”

The 27-year-old Smith leads the team with 16.5 points and 2.3 blocked shots per game. He also is averaging 8.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists.


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