NBA roundup: Lowly Philadelphia 76ers surprise Atlanta Hawks, 92-84

Atlanta Hawks rest key starters, and end up losing to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, 92-84

The 76ers surprised the short-handed Atlanta Hawks, 92-84, on Saturday night at Philadelphia.

Hollis Thompson and Luc Mbah a Moute scored 19 points apiece for Philadelphia.

Nerlens Noel had 11 points and 17 rebounds for the 76ers, who won for the second time in 11 games. Philadelphia (14-49) entered with the NBA's second-worst record.

Jeff Teague had 17 points to pace Atlanta, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. The Hawks (49-13), who came in with the best record in the league, rested starters Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll — taking more than 41 points out of their lineup.

at New Orleans 95, Memphis 89: Tyreke Evans scored 26 points, Anthony Davis added 23 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and the Pelicans rallied from 18 points down.

at Cleveland 89, Phoenix 79: LeBron James tied the Cavaliers' career assists record and scored 17 points. It was Cleveland's 13th straight win at home.

at Miami 114, Sacramento 109 (OT): Dwyane Wade scored 28 points, Tyler Johnson added 24 and the Heat erased a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit.

Indiana 92, at New York 86: The Pacers earned their season-best fifth straight victory, as Rodney Stuckey scored 17 points, George Hill made the tiebreaking three-pointer with 2:35 left.

at Minnesota 121, Portland 113: Kevin Martin scored 29 points and Ricky Rubio hit a big three-pointer with a minute left to help the Timberwolves snap a four-game skid.

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