Nets earn split of series with Hawks

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Atlanta reserve Anthony Tolliver (left) gets a leg up against Brooklyn's Andray Blatche during the first half.   KATHY WILLENS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Atlanta reserve Anthony Tolliver (left) gets a leg up against Brooklyn's Andray Blatche during the first half.

NEW YORK — Deron Williams scored 24 points, making four free throws in the final 43.4 seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-89 on Friday night to earn a split of a home-and-home series.

Brook Lopez added 20 points for the Nets, who bounced back from a 109-95 loss in Atlanta on Wednesday that snapped their seven-game winning streak.

Former Hawks guard Joe Johnson finished with 18 points and Reggie Evans grabbed 20 rebounds.

The Nets beat the Hawks for the first time in seven meetings.

Jeff Teague had 21 points and 10 assists for the Hawks, who played without starting center Al Horford and lost key reserve Lou Williams to a serious-looking right knee injury.

SPURS 95, WARRIORS 88

In San Antonio, Tim Duncan had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and San Antonio held off Golden State to extend its home winning streak to 14 games.

Tony Parker added 25 points and eight assists for San Antonio (31-11), which is an NBA-best 18-2 at home.

BULLS 100, CELTICS 99 (OT)

In Boston, Marco Belinelli made a game-winning jumper with 3.1 seconds left, Jimmy Butler scored six points in overtime and Chicago extended its road show by beating the Celtics.

GRIZZLIES 85, KINGS 69

In Memphis, Mike Conley scored 19 points, Marc Gasol added 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak.

DeMarcus Cousins was the only Sacramento player in double figures with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

WIZARDS 112, NUGGETS 108

In Denver, Bradley Beal had 23 points and Kevin Seraphin added 18 off the bench as Washington rallied past Denver.

Washington outscored Denver 32-21 in the fourth quarter.

Ty Lawson had 29 points for Denver.

76ERS 108, RAPTORS 101 (OT)

In Philadelphia, Jrue Holiday had a career-high tying 33 points and 14 assists, including all 12 of Philadelphia’s points in overtime, and the 76ers overcame a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat Toronto.

BOBCATS 106, MAGIC 100

In Orlando, Kemba Walker had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Gerald Henderson added 17 points as Charlotte snapped a five-game losing streak.

PACERS 105, ROCKETS 96

In Indianapolis, Paul George scored 31 points and David West had 20, leading Indiana past Houston.

The Pacers have won 11 consecutive home games.

SUNS: Say the team and coach Alvin Gentry have “mutually agreed to part ways.”

Gentry had coached the Suns since replacing the fired Terry Porter at the All-Star break of the 2008-09 season, compiling a 158-144 record.


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