Late decisions by Cleveland and Atlanta to hold out the two stars could have led to a letdown, but
Millsap scored 26 points and took over for Atlanta in the fourth quarter to help hold off a Cleveland comeback and the Hawks beat the short-handed
James, celebrating his 30th birthday, was held out with a sore left knee. Cavaliers forward
Horford left the court with an upset stomach only minutes before tipoff.
The Hawks led by 17 points early in the second half but had to hold off a comeback by Cleveland, which had 35 points from Kyrie Irving.
James' status is day to day.
"Obviously, we want to get him right," Coach David Blatt said after James was pulled from the starting lineup about 90 minutes before the game.
James wore a gray suit as he watched the game from the bench.
Detroit 109, at Orlando 86:
Brooklyn 96, at Chicago 82:
at Memphis 95, San Antonio 87: Mike Conley had 30 points, connecting on 10 of 13 from the field, and six assists, and
at New Orleans 110, Phoenix 106: