Kent Bazemore’s 25 paces Hawks to seventh straight win

Kent Bazemore

Hawks guard Kent Bazemore drives down the lane against Wizards center Marcin Gortat in the second half Saturday.

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Kent Bazemore scored a career-high 25 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards, 114-99, on Saturday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

Paul Millsap had 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Atlanta, and Al Horford scored 14 points. Jeff Teague finished with 10 points, eight assists and five steals.

Otto Porter paced the Wizards with a career-high 23 points, but Washington committed 26 turnovers and was unable to stop Atlanta while it scored 39 points in the final quarter.

The Wizards and Hawks both played Friday night, and each team looked tired early on. Atlanta missed its first eight shots and 13 of 15, but Washington had only a 6-5 lead over those opening six minutes because the Wizards turned the ball over six times in that span.


Minnesota 102, at Chicago 93 (OT): Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points, and the Timberwolves outscored the Bulls, 9-0, in overtime. Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots for Minnesota, which had lost two in a row.

Golden State 103, at Sacramento 94: Stephen Curry scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half, and the undefeated Warriors are off to their best start since moving to the West Coast. They are two wins away from matching the Philadelphia Warriors’ 9-0 franchise-best start in 1960-61.

Orlando 105, at Philadelphia 97: Elfrid Payton scored 20, one of seven Magic players to score in double figures. It was Orlando’s third win in four games after an 0-3 start.

at Dallas 107, New Orleans 98: Deron Williams had 16 of his 19 points in the second half and Dirk Nowitzki scored nine of his 18 in the fourth quarter for the Mavericks. The Pelicans, who dressed only nine players, dropped to 0-6.


at Milwaukee 94, Brooklyn 86: Greg Monroe had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Bucks, who handed the Nets their seventh straight loss to start the season.

at San Antonio 114, Charlotte 94: Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 and the Spurs made eight three-pointers in the second half of their highest scoring game of the season.

at Utah 89, Memphis 79: Trey Burke scored 24 points, including a career-high six three-pointers, for the Jazz. The Grizzlies had their worst shooting night of the season, going 30 for 91 from the field.