NBA roundup: Tim Hardaway Jr. leads Hawks past Spurs in overtime

Jonathon Simmons, Tim Hardaway Jr.
Spurs guard Jonathon Simmons, left, and Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) vie for a loose ball during the second half Sunday.
(John Amis / Associated Press)

Tim Hardaway Jr. made a tying three-point basket with 3.3 seconds remaining in regulation and scored nine points in overtime, including the go-ahead free throw, to lift the host Atlanta Hawks to a 114-112 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. 

Hardaway made the first of two free throws with 10.8 seconds remaining in overtime for a 113-112 lead. Paul Millsap grabbed the missed free-throw try before Dennis Schroder also made only one of two free throws with 3.9 seconds remaining.

Millsap scored a season-high 32 points and had 13 rebounds to help the Hawks end at 11 a string of consecutive losses to the Spurs dating to 2010. Mike Budenholzer, in his fourth season as Atlanta’s coach, had been 0-6 against Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, his former boss. 

Kawhi Leonard missed a last-second layup for San Antonio in overtime. He also had a potential winning short jumper spin around the rim before falling out to end regulation.


Hardaway finished with 29 points.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs, who had won four games in a row. 

The Spurs are 16-3 in road games. Their 16-2 mark through 18 road games was tied for the second-best in NBA history, trailing only a 17-1 mark by the 1971-72 Lakers. 

Detroit 107, at Miami 98: Reggie Jackson scored 27 points, Andre Drummond had 25 points and 18 rebounds, and the Pistons won for the first time in 18 games this season after trailing at halftime. James Johnson scored 20 points for the Heat, who shot 36% over the last 39 minutes.


at Indiana 117, Orlando 104: Myles Turner had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers, who have won two consecutive games after a season-worst four-game losing streak in December. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic.

Portland 95, at Minnesota 89: C.J. McCollum scored a career-high 43 points and the Trail Blazers overcame a 14-point deficit in the first half. Mason Plumlee had 18 points and eight rebounds for Portland. Andrew Wiggins scored 24 points for the Timberwolves. 

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