Atlanta Hawks rally past slumping Sacramento Kings

Atlanta Hawks 122, Sacramento Kings 108

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Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins (left) and Atlanta center Zaza Pachulia battle for a rebound. Cousins had 26 points in the loss to the Hawks.   JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins (left) and Atlanta center Zaza Pachulia battle for a rebound. Cousins had 26 points in the loss to the Hawks.

ATLANTA — Al Horford led Atlanta’s balanced scoring with 24 points and the Hawks overcame a slow start to beat the Sacramento Kings 122-108 on Friday night.

Jeff Teague had 20 points and 12 assists, Josh Smith added 18 points and DeShawn Stevenson had 17 for Atlanta, which put six players in double figures.

Isaiah Thomas scored 30 points to lead the Kings, who have lost four in a row and eight of 10. DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 rebounds.

Tyreke Evans had 15 points but no other Sacramento player scored in double figures.

GRIZZLIES 88, MAGIC 82

In Memphis, Tenn., Marc Gasol had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 14 boards, and Memphis beat short-handed Orlando for its sixth consecutive victory.

Mike Conley finished with 14 points and seven assists for Memphis, and Ed Davis scored 10.

THUNDER 127,

TIMBERWOLVES 111

In Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 27 and Oklahoma City snapped a three-game losing streak.

The Thunder avoided losing four in a row for the first time since April 2009, near the end of their first season in Oklahoma City.

MAVERICKS 104,

HORNETS 100

In New Orleans, Vince Carter capped a 22-point performance with a 3-pointer that gave Dallas the lead with 6.5 seconds left, and the Mavericks held on for their third consecutive victory.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points for the Mavericks while Elton Brand added 13 points and Darren Collison 11.

RAPTORS 100, KNICKS 98

In Toronto, Rudy Gay scored a season-high 32 points, DeMar DeRozan had 18 and Toronto beat New York, handing the slumping Knicks their season-worst fourth consecutive loss.

ROCKETS 106, NETS 96

In New York, James Harden and Carlos Delfino each scored 22 points, and Houston tied its longest winning streak against any opponent by beating Brooklyn for the 13th consecutive time.

WIZARDS 119, NUGGETS 113

In Washington, Emeka Okafor had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards, who took down another contending team.

PACERS 114, PISTONS 82

In Indianapolis, David West scored 18 points, George Hill had 15 and Indiana beat Detroit.

Indiana has won three in a row and eight of 10, including a 98-79 victory against Detroit on Jan. 30.

BULLS 105, BOBCATS 75

In Charlotte, N.C., Taj Gibson scored 17 points on 8 of 11 shooting and Chicago beat Charlotte.


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