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The Hawks beat another Western Conference power, toppling the Warriors, 124-116

Atlanta's balance overcame Golden State's one-two backcourt punch as Jeff Teague scored 23 to lead seven players in double figures and the Hawks beat the Warriors, 124-116, on Friday night in a showdown between the NBA's conference leaders.

The anticipated matchup did not disappoint. After a 52-52 first half, the Hawks (42-9) led by four entering the fourth quarter, and back-to-back three-pointers by Mike Scott and Kyle Korver, who each had 17 points, helped stretch the lead.

The one-two punch of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson did some damage. Thompson scored 29 points and Curry had 26 for Golden State (39-9), which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

Atlanta's Al Horford had 12 points and 14 rebounds despite having his playing time limited by foul trouble in the second half.

at Indiana 103, Cleveland 99: C.J. Miles had 26 points, George Hill converted a key four-point play and the Pacers ended the Cavaliers' 12-game winning streak. Hill finished with 20 points, and David West had 20 points and 13 rebounds, as the Pacers rallied from a 13-point deficit.

New Orleans 116, at Oklahoma City 113: Anthony Davis scored 41 points and made a three-pointer as time expired that gave the Pelicans the victory. Davis also grabbed 10 rebounds and outdueled Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who had a career-high 48 points to go with 11 assists and nine rebounds.

at Minnesota 90, Memphis 89: Ricky Rubio shook off an ankle injury in the fourth quarter and scored eight points in the final 1:47, and the Timberwolves ended the Grizzlies' eight-game winning streak.

at Brooklyn 92, New York 88: Brook Lopez scored 22 points, Jarrett Jack made a clutch three-pointer with 13.8 seconds left and the Nets beat the Knicks for the third time this season.

at Boston 107, Philadelphia 96: With the 76ers' missing Michael Carter-Williams because of with a right toe injury, the Celtics jumped out to a 26-point lead midway through the second quarter and held on.

at Detroit 98, Denver 88: Greg Monroe had 21 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, and the Pistons handed the Nuggets their 12th loss in 13 games. Detroit won easily despite making only four of 24 three-point attempts.

at Houston 117, Milwaukee 111: James Harden scored 33 points and the Rockets made 15 three-pointers to improve to 30-7 when they make 10 or more from beyond the arc. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with a career-high 27 points and 15 rebounds.

at Phoenix 100, Utah 93: Marcus Morris had a career-high 34 points for the Suns.

at San Antonio 98, Miami 85: Kawhi Leonard had 24 points as the Spurs beat the Heat in their first meeting since the Spurs' dominating performance in the NBA Finals. Tony Parker added 21 points and Tim Duncan had 10 and 12 rebounds for his 24th double-double of the season.

 

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