Teague, Tolliver lead Atlanta past Philadelphia

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ATLANTA — Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Anthony Tolliver added a season-high 21 and the Atlanta Hawks bounced back from a sluggish start for a 107-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Atlanta's Jeff Teague drives to the basket to score against Philadelphia's Damien Wilkins during the first half. Teague finished with a game-high 27 points in the win.  CURTIS COMPTON/ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
CURTIS COMPTON/ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
Atlanta's Jeff Teague drives to the basket to score against Philadelphia's Damien Wilkins during the first half. Teague finished with a game-high 27 points in the win.

Tolliver, averaging just 3.4 points a game, had surpassed his previous best of 13 points by halftime. The Sixers kept leaving him open beyond the arc, and he kept knocking down 3-pointers, finishing 5 for 7 from long range.

Atlanta’s Al Horford also scored 21 points with 12 rebounds.

Damien Wilkins led the Sixers with 21 points, while Dorell Wright had 20.

HEAT 97, MAGIC 96

In Miami, LeBron James scored 26 points, including a go-ahead layup with 3.2 seconds left, and the Heat scrambled late to beat Orlando and extend their franchise-record winning streak to 16 games.

CAVALIERS 104, JAZZ 101

In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 20 points and the All-Star guard made all the big plays down the stretch, rallying the Cavaliers past Utah.

NETS 99, BOBCATS 78

In Charlotte, N.C., Deron Williams had 20 points and eight assists, Joe Johnson added 22 points, and Brooklyn got a needed win.

CELTICS 83, PACERS 81

In Indianapolis, Kevin Garnett found Jeff Green all alone under the basket for a layup with 0.5 seconds remaining to finish off a fourth-quarter comeback from 14 points down, and Boston beat Indiana.

Garnett led the Celtics with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

KNICKS 87, PISTONS 77

In Auburn Hills, Mich., Raymond Felton scored 26 points, and New York pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Detroit despite Carmelo Anthony’s absence. Anthony sat out after injuring his right knee Monday.

LAKERS 108, HORNETS 102

In New Orleans, Kobe Bryant’s clutch scoring saved the Lakers from what could have been an embarrassing loss.

Bryant scored 13 of his 42 points during a 20-0 run in the last 6:22 of the fourth quarter, and Los Angeles overcame a 25-point deficit to beat New Orleans.

TIMBERWOLVES 87, WIZARDS 82

In Minneapolis, Ricky Rubio had 15 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and six steals to help Minnesota snap a six-game losing streak.

GRIZZLIES 91, TRAIL BLAZERS 85

In Memphis, Tenn., Marc Gasol had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Jerryd Bayless scored all 13 of his points in the final 13 minutes, and the Grizzlies beat the Portland.

MAVERICKS 112, ROCKETS 108

In Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion scored 22 points each to lead Dallas.


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