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Atlanta Hawks win after holding off rally by Cleveland Cavaliers
Atlanta Hawks win after holding off rally by Cleveland Cavaliers

No LeBron James. No Al Horford. Late decisions by Cleveland and Atlanta to hold out the two stars could have led to a letdown, but Paul Millsap made sure the Hawks were tough down the stretch. 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 Cavaliers, 109-101, on Tuesday night at Atlanta. James, celebrating his 30th birthday, was held out with a sore left knee. Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion was held out with a left ankle sprain. 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...

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