Atlanta tops Charlotte again, stops road losing streak

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Atlanta's Josh Smith drives to the hoop against Charlotte. Smith had 30 points and 13 rebounds as the Hawks ended a six-game road skid Wednesday night.   CHUCK BURTON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Atlanta's Josh Smith drives to the hoop against Charlotte. Smith had 30 points and 13 rebounds as the Hawks ended a six-game road skid Wednesday night.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Josh Smith had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 104-92 win Wednesday night over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Kyle Korver added 21 points on 5 of 6 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc as the Hawks sent the Bobcats to their 16th consecutive home loss, three shy of the NBA record.

The injury-riddled Hawks played without Al Horford, Zaza Pachulia, Devin Harris and Anthony Morrow after already losing Lou Williams for the season.

Ramon Sessions led the Bobcats with a season-high 27 points.

GRIZZLIES 106, LAKERS 93

In Memphis, Tenn., Darrell Arthur scored 20 points and Mike Conley added 19 as the Grizzlies handed Los Angeles its fourth consecutive loss and 10th in 12 games.

Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen added 12 points apiece as Memphis improved to 12-0 when scoring at least 100 points.

NETS 91, TIMBERWOLVES 83

In Minneapolis, Brook Lopez strengthened
his push for a spot on the All-Star team with 22 points, helping Brooklyn hold off Minnesota.

The Nets improved to 12-2 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

HEAT 123, RAPTORS 116 (OT)

In Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 35 points, LeBron James got his 34th career triple-double as the Heat rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Toronto.

James finished with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for Miami, getting the last board on Toronto’s final shot of the night.

NUGGETS 105, ROCKETS 95

In Houston, Ty Lawson scored 21 points, Wilson Chandler had 20 and Denver pulled away in the third quarter over the mistake-prone Rockets.

Danilo Gallinari sank three 3-pointers and scored 18 points for the Nuggets.

BULLS 85, PISTONS 82

In Chicago, Nate Robinson had 11 points and seven assists in 21 minutes off the bench, leading a furious fourth-quarter comeback that carried the Bulls past Detroit.

Robinson put the Bulls on his back, scoring nine points in a row early in the fourth as Chicago overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Detroit for the 17th consecutive time.

SPURS 106, HORNETS 102

In San Antonio, Tony Parker had 24 points and 13 assists, and the Spurs overcame the absence of Tim Duncan and coach Gregg Popovich.

Eric Gordon scored 17 points for New Orleans.

JAZZ 92, WIZARDS 88

In Salt Lake City, Paul Millsap had 16 points and 15 rebounds as Utah held off Washington.

Martell Webster led the Wizards with 15 points.


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