Friday, June 22, 2018
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Hawks pull away to extend Magic's road misery

ATLANTA — Jeff Teague had 19 points and 13 assists, Paul Millsap had 18 points and 11 rebounds and the Hawks beat the Magic 104-94 Saturday night.

Arron Afflalo finished with 21 points for Orlando, which has lost 15 straight road games dating to March 4.

Mike Scott had 17 points in a reserve role, and former Gator Al Horford scored 15 and Kyle Korver 14 for Atlanta.

Korver made a 3-pointer in his 79th consecutive game to surpass Dennis Scott and tie Michael Adams for second place on the NBA career list. After Korver hit a 3 on a fastbreak late in the fourth, Teague's fastbreak layup made it 97-88 with 1:41 left.

The Hawks have won nine straight over the Magic at Philips Arena.

Jameer Nelson and Andrew Nicholson had 13 points each for Orlando.

Atlanta took the game's first double-digit lead at 57-47 on Millsap's jumper with 9:30 left in the third. DeMarre Carroll followed with a 3 and Millsap hit a layup for a 15-point lead that caused Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn to call a timeout.

Carroll's reverse dunk a couple of minutes later put the Hawks ahead by 17 for the game's biggest lead, but the Magic later went on a 23-7 run that ended with Nicholson's hook shot in the final minute of the third and gave Orlando a 71-70 lead.

The Magic, which dropped to 0-3 on the road this season, got back in contention defensively by shutting down the passing lanes and forcing Atlanta to wind down the shot clock on multiple possessions late in the third and early in the fourth quarters.

E'Twaun Moore and Afflalo hit consecutive 3s midway through the final quarter to cut the lead to 79-77, and Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer called a timeout.

Afflalo's 3 put the Magic up 88-87 with 3:50 left, but it didn't lead again.

Celtics stun Heat with 3 at the buzzer

MIAMI — Jeff Green hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Celtics to a 111-110 victory over the Heat.

Gerald Wallace's pass found Green in the corner, where he unleashed a shot over the outstretched hands of LeBron James. The shot was confirmed after a video review, giving Boston its third straight win.

Wallace hit a layup with 1.6 seconds left and fouled Dwayne Wade with 0.6 seconds left. Wade missed the first free throw and deliberately bounced the second attempt off the backboard.

Green finished with 24 points and made 5 of 8 3-pointers. Avery Bradley scored 17 and Jordan Crawford 15 for the Celtics.

James led Miami with 25 points and 10 assists. Chris Bosh had 20 points and Wade 18.

PACERS STILL PERFECT: Paul George scored 24 and the visiting Pacers improved the NBA's only undefeated record and the best start in franchise history to 7-0 by beating the Nets 96-91.

David West added 18 points and hit the clinching free throws for the Pacers, who won their first six games in 1970-71, when they played in the ABA. They have the longest winning streak to open an NBA season since the Lakers and then-Hornets were 8-0 in 2010-11, according to STATS.

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson had 17 points each for the Nets, who fell to 2-4 and lost at home for the first time this season. Brook Lopez scored 16 and Paul Pierce 15.

Brooklyn trailed by 10 midway through the fourth but got a 3 from Pierce that bounced on the rim at least four times during a spurt that cut it to 94-91, and it got the ball back after George threw away a pass with 20 seconds left. But Johnson was just long on a 3-pointer with about 11 seconds left, and West grabbed the rebound and hit both free throws after being fouled.

Pacers coach Frank Vogel said the team wants the best record in the East after falling a game short of the NBA Finals last season when it lost Game 7 on the road in Miami.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Tyler Hansbrough scored a season-high 23 and the host Raptors snapped a seven-game home losing skid to the Jazz with a 115-91 rout. Utah is the only winless team at 0-7.

Hawks 104, Magic 94

ORLANDO (94): Harkless 3-5 0-0 6, Maxiell 6-11 0-0 12, Vucevic 3-10 1-2 7, Nelson 4-9 2-2 13, Afflalo 8-16 2-4 21, O'Quinn 4-6 0-0 8, Nicholson 5-9 3-5 13, Oladipo 2-8 0-2 5, Price 1-3 0-0 2, Moore 2-5 2-3 7. Totals 38-82 10-18 94.

ATLANTA (104): Carroll 5-5 0-2 12, Millsap 8-16 2-4 18, Horford 7-14 1-2 15, Teague 6-15 6-6 19, Korver 6-10 0-0 14, Antic 1-4 0-0 2, Martin 3-7 1-1 7, Scott 7-11 2-2 17, Schroder 0-8 0-0 0, Mack 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 43-90 12-17 104.

Orlando 22 23 26 23— 94

Atlanta 28 18 26 32— 104

3-Point GoalsOrlando 8-17 (Nelson 3-6, Afflalo 3-6, Moore 1-1, Oladipo 1-2, Nicholson 0-1, Harkless 0-1), Atlanta 6-19 (Carroll 2-2, Korver 2-5, Scott 1-2, Teague 1-2, Millsap 0-1, Schroder 0-1, Martin 0-3, Antic 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsOrlando 49 (Vucevic, Nicholson 6), Atlanta 55 (Millsap 11). AssistsOrlando 22 (Afflalo 7), Atlanta 36 (Teague 13). Total FoulsOrlando 24, Atlanta 15. TechnicalsAtlanta defensive three second. A15,189 (18,729).

Celtics 111, Heat 110

BOSTON (111): Green 8-16 3-5 24, Bass 3-7 0-0 6, Olynyk 3-9 0-0 7, Crawford 6-10 0-0 15, Bradley 8-14 0-0 17, Wallace 3-5 0-0 6, Sullinger 5-9 2-2 12, Humphries 3-5 3-3 9, Pressey 3-9 1-2 7, Faverani 1-1 0-0 2, Lee 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 46-89 9-12 111.

MIAMI (110): James 9-13 7-9 25, Battier 1-2 0-0 3, Bosh 7-12 6-8 20, Chalmers 3-6 2-2 10, Wade 7-14 4-8 18, Allen 2-4 1-1 5, Lewis 1-4 1-2 4, Andersen 4-5 2-4 10, Cole 2-4 0-0 5, Beasley 5-7 0-0 10. Totals 41-71 23-34 110.

Boston 25 35 20 31— 111

Miami 31 28 23 28— 110

3-Point GoalsBoston 10-21 (Green 5-8, Crawford 3-5, Bradley 1-1, Olynyk 1-2, Sullinger 0-1, Wallace 0-1, Pressey 0-3), Miami 5-10 (Chalmers 2-2, Cole 1-1, Lewis 1-2, Battier 1-2, Allen 0-1, Bosh 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsBoston 49 (Sullinger, Olynyk 8), Miami 38 (James 8). AssistsBoston 24 (Wallace 7), Miami 26 (James 10). Total FoulsBoston 25, Miami 13. TechnicalsBoston delay of game, Boston defensive three second. A19,710 (19,600).

Pacers 96, Nets 91

INDIANA (96): George 8-14 5-5 24, West 7-15 3-4 18, Hibbert 7-17 1-2 15, G.Hill 1-6 4-5 6, Stephenson 7-12 0-1 15, Watson 2-5 0-0 6, S.Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Scola 2-6 2-3 6, O.Johnson 2-4 0-0 4, Mahinmi 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 37-80 15-20 96.

BROOKLYN (91): Pierce 5-12 2-2 15, Garnett 3-7 0-0 6, Lopez 6-13 4-4 16, Williams 7-14 2-2 17, J.Johnson 6-10 2-2 17, Blatche 3-7 1-2 7, Anderson 1-1 1-3 4, Livingston 1-3 1-1 3, Plumlee 3-5 0-0 6, Terry 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 35-76 13-16 91.

Indiana 23 21 28 24— 96

Brooklyn 21 25 21 24— 91

3-Point GoalsIndiana 7-14 (George 3-5, Watson 2-3, West 1-1, Stephenson 1-2, Hibbert 0-1, G.Hill 0-2), Brooklyn 8-19 (J.Johnson 3-5, Pierce 3-6, Anderson 1-1, Williams 1-3, Blatche 0-1, Terry 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsIndiana 50 (Hibbert 11), Brooklyn 42 (Pierce, Garnett 8). AssistsIndiana 24 (G.Hill, Stephenson 7), Brooklyn 20 (Williams 10). Total FoulsIndiana 18, Brooklyn 21. TechnicalsGeorge, Indiana defensive three second, Anderson, Pierce. A17,732 (17,732).

Raptors 115, Jazz 91

UTAH (91): Jefferson 3-8 0-0 6, Favors 6-14 5-8 17, Kanter 5-12 4-4 14, Tinsley 0-0 0-0 0, Hayward 10-18 4-4 24, Gobert 1-3 0-0 2, Burks 4-10 7-8 17, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Lucas III 1-3 0-0 3, Harris 3-4 0-0 6, Clark 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 34-77 20-24 91.

TORONTO (115): Gay 5-11 0-0 11, Johnson 3-9 0-0 7, Valanciunas 6-8 2-2 14, Lowry 3-5 0-0 9, DeRozan 5-14 7-7 18, Fields 1-4 2-2 4, Hansbrough 6-9 11-13 23, Novak 0-2 0-0 0, Buycks 1-3 0-0 2, Ross 4-9 0-0 9, Acy 3-5 1-2 9, Stone 2-2 2-3 7, Augustin 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 40-83 25-29 115.

Utah 16 20 24 31— 91

Toronto 30 32 29 24— 115

3-Point GoalsUtah 3-18 (Burks 2-5, Lucas III 1-2, Harris 0-1, Williams 0-1, Clark 0-1, Jefferson 0-3, Hayward 0-5), Toronto 10-25 (Lowry 3-4, Acy 2-4, Stone 1-1, Johnson 1-2, Gay 1-3, DeRozan 1-3, Ross 1-4, Augustin 0-1, Buycks 0-1, Novak 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsUtah 44 (Hayward, Favors, Gobert 7), Toronto 50 (Johnson 11). AssistsUtah 20 (Tinsley, Hayward, Burks 4), Toronto 23 (Gay 5). Total FoulsUtah 24, Toronto 20. TechnicalsTinsley. A17,211 (19,800).

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