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Atlanta Hawks defeat the Heat to snap losing streak

HEATING UP:The Pacers opened their west coast trip with victory over the Warriors, while Taj Gibson scored the winning points for the Bulls against the LA Lakers

AP, ATLANTA, Georgia

Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap, center, shoots for the hoop against the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter of their NBA game in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday.

Photo: Brett Davis-USA TODAY

Paul Millsap scored 26 points as the Atlanta Hawks overcame LeBron James’ 30 points to beat the Miami Heat 121-114 on Monday.

DeMarre Carroll added 19 points and Pero Antic had 17 for the Hawks, who snapped a nine-game losing streak in their series with the Heat.

Chris Bosh had 21 points for Miami, who were without Dwyane Wade for the second straight game.

Atlanta took their first win over Miami since Jan. 2, 2012, and their first home win in the series since Nov. 18, 2009.


In Oakland, California, Paul George scored 23 points, while Roy Hibbert had 14 points and 13 rebounds as the National Basketball Association (NBA)-leading Pacers built a big lead before holding off the Warriors for their fifth straight win.

The Pacers (33-7) went ahead by 20 in the third quarter, watched the Warriors whittle the lead to two and then regrouped in the closing minutes to open a five-game west coast trip with a victory.

David West added 17 points and Lance Stephenson finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to help the Pacers pull away for good.

Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists, and David Lee had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors, who have lost four of six since their 10-game winning streak.


In New York, Joe Johnson scored 25 points and Brooklyn sent the Knicks to a fourth straight loss, evening this season’s New York rivalry at a game each.

Making a triumphant return from London and completing a three-game, three-country road trip, the Nets improved to 7-1 this year and avenged last month’s blowout loss.

Andray Blatche had 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Alan Anderson scored 15 points for the Nets.

Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who beat the Nets 113-83 in Brooklyn, but were hardly ever in this one. They lost on Martin Luther King Jr Day for the fourth straight time, the last two both at home to the Nets.


In Chicago, Taj Gibson made a layup at the buzzer in overtime to lift Chicago to victory over Los Angeles.

With nine-tenths of a second left, Mike Dunleavy inbounded from underneath the basket and found Gibson cutting down the middle. The athletic forward then muscled toward the hoop for the winning basket, which was confirmed in a video review by the officials.

Joakim Noah had 17 points and 21 rebounds for Chicago (20-20), who have won eight of 10 to get back to .500 for the first time since Nov. 27. D.J. Augustin had a season-high 27 points, and Jimmy Butler finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Nick Young had 31 points for the Lakers, including a tying baseline jumper with 6 seconds left in overtime.


In Houston, Texas, Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points and Dwight Howard added 24 points to help Houston snap Portland’s five-game winning streak.

The Rockets won their second straight, building a big lead early and answering every time Portland made a run.

James Harden added 22 points and had five assists. Patrick Beverley returned from a broken hand to score 17 points. Parsons added 10 rebounds and seven assists, while finishing one point shy of his career-high.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 20 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who have won seven of their last 11 games. Damian Lillard added 24 points and Wesley Matthews had 18.

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