Horford's block seals Hawks' win over Bucks

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MILWAUKEE — Al Horford’s hook shot with 5.9 seconds remaining lifted the Atlanta Hawks a 103-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night in a game that was close throughout.

Horford’s shot came after a driving layup by Monta Ellis had given the Bucks a 102-101 lead with 10.8 seconds left.

Horford had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Teague also scored 23 and added nine assists, and Devin Harris contributed 21 points for Atlanta.

Ersan Ilyasova had 19 points and newly-acquired J.J. Redick added 16 points and seven assists for Milwaukee. Larry Sanders added 12 points and 19 rebounds, one off of his career high.

HEAT 114, 76ERS 90

In Philadelphia, LeBron James had 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his 35th career triple-double and Miami Heat cruised to its 10th consecutive win, over Philadelphia.

Dwyane Wade had 33 points, Mario Chalmers scored 14 and Chris Bosh added 13 to help the defending NBA champions improve to 39-14.

Jrue Holiday scored 21 points and Nick Young had 19 for Phila­delphia.

NUGGETS 113, BOBCATS 99

In Charlotte, N.C., JaVale McGee had 17 points, including seven dunks, and Denver snapped a four-game road losing streak with a victory over the Bobcats.

Ty Lawson had nine of his 20 points in the final quarter and handed out five assists as the Nuggets broke open a close game early in the fourth with a flurry of fast-break points.

Kemba Walker had 24 points on 9 of 14 shooting for the Bobcats.

PACERS 90, PISTONS 72

In Auburn Hills, Mich, David West scored 16 points and Paul George added a double-double to help Indiana easily beat Detroit for the second time in as many nights.

Will Bynum led Detroit with 15 points before getting ejected for striking Tyler Hansbrough in the groin in the fourth quarter.

CAVALIERS 118, MAGIC 94

In Orlando, Fla., Marreese Speights scored 18 points, and Cleveland used a big fourth quarter to run past the Magic.

Arron Afflalo scored 16 points for the Magic.

WIZARDS 105, ROCKETS 103

In Washington, Emeka Okafor had 17 points, 11 rebounds and made the go-ahead free throw with 5.2 seconds remaining to help the Wizards overcome a 3-point barrage for a win over Houston.

James Harden scored 27 points and Chandler Parsons had 24 for the Rockets, including five of Houston’s 19 3-pointers.


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