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Horford, Hawks erase big deficit

HOUSTON — Former Gator Al Horford had 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Hawks to a 121-115 victory over the Rockets on Tuesday night.

Atlanta trailed by 19 early in the game before rallying. Kent Bazemore added 26 points and Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague 22 each as the Hawks won for the seventh time in eight games.

Dwight Howard had 30 points and 16 rebounds for Houston, which shot 69.2 percent in a 71-point first half.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Suns point guard and leading scorer Eric Bledsoe will not return this season after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. … Jazz shooting guard Alec Burks had surgery in hopes of accelerating his recovery from a broken left fibula.

Hawks 121, Rockets 115

ATLANTA (121): Bazemore 7-13 7-8 26, Millsap 9-20 3-4 22, Horford 11-15 3-4 30, Teague 8-18 4-5 22, Korver 0-11 2-2 2, Sefolosha 0-1 0-0 0, Tavares 3-5 0-0 6, Mack 2-9 1-1 5, Scott 2-5 0-0 5, Patterson 1-2 1-1 3. Totals 43-99 21-25 121.

HOUSTON (115): Ariza 4-13 0-0 10, Capela 6-9 5-9 17, Howard 10-12 10-18 30, Beverley 4-6 0-0 9, Harden 6-16 11-12 26, Motiejunas 2-4 0-0 6, Lawson 6-9 0-0 14, Brewer 0-2 0-0 0, Terry 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 39-72 26-39 115.

Atlanta 25 31 29 36— 121

Houston 41 30 21 23— 115

3-Point GoalsAtlanta 14-41 (Horford 5-7, Bazemore 5-9, Teague 2-3, Millsap 1-3, Scott 1-3, Sefolosha 0-1, Mack 0-5, Korver 0-10), Houston 11-20 (Harden 3-6, Motiejunas 2-2, Lawson 2-3, Ariza 2-5, Terry 1-1, Beverley 1-2, Brewer 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsAtlanta 49 (Horford 14), Houston 57 (Howard 16). AssistsAtlanta 27 (Teague 8), Houston 23 (Harden 8). Total FoulsAtlanta 24, Houston 21. TechnicalsAtlanta defensive three second, Houston defensive three second 2. A18,211 (18,023).

Thunder 131, Bucks 123

MILWAUKEE (123): Antetokounmpo 11-19 5-7 27, Parker 2-11 1-2 5, Monroe 2-9 0-0 4, Carter-Williams 8-14 2-6 19, Middleton 13-22 4-4 36, Mayo 5-12 2-2 14, O'Bryant 1-1 0-0 2, Henson 4-6 0-0 8, Bayless 3-6 1-1 8, Vaughn 0-0 0-0 0, Plumlee 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 49-100 15-22 123.

OKLAHOMA CITY (131): Durant 6-18 13-13 26, Ibaka 3-7 4-4 11, Adams 4-5 0-0 8, Westbrook 10-22 7-8 27, Roberson 1-4 3-4 6, Waiters 1-6 0-0 2, Payne 5-6 4-4 16, Collison 1-1 0-0 2, Kanter 9-12 5-6 23, Morrow 3-5 1-1 10. Totals 43-86 37-40 131.

Milwaukee 31 23 34 35— 123

Oklahoma City 30 35 27 39— 131

3-Point GoalsMilwaukee 10-16 (Middleton 6-9, Mayo 2-4, Carter-Williams 1-1, Bayless 1-2), Oklahoma City 8-22 (Morrow 3-5, Payne 2-3, Ibaka 1-2, Roberson 1-2, Durant 1-7, Waiters 0-1, Westbrook 0-2). Fouled OutAntetokounmpo. ReboundsMilwaukee 58 (Antetokounmpo, Monroe 10), Oklahoma City 46 (Kanter 8). AssistsMilwaukee 29 (Carter-Williams 9), Oklahoma City 21 (Durant 8). Total FoulsMilwaukee 26, Oklahoma City 19. TechnicalsMilwaukee defensive three second 2. A18,203 (18,203).

Grizzlies 99, Heat 90, OT

MIAMI (90): Deng 2-8 0-0 6, Bosh 9-21 0-1 22, Whiteside 2-4 1-2 5, Dragic 7-10 1-2 16, Wade 9-18 1-5 19, G.Green 1-7 0-0 3, Johnson 4-8 2-2 13, Udrih 0-1 0-0 0, Stoudemire 1-2 4-6 6. Totals 35-79 9-18 90.

MEMPHIS (99): Je.Green 8-17 0-0 16, Randolph 7-10 3-3 17, Gasol 8-18 7-7 23, Conley 5-12 5-5 16, Lee 3-5 2-3 9, Allen 3-8 0-0 6, Chalmers 4-11 2-2 12, Ja.Green 0-3 0-0 0, Carter 0-3 0-0 0, Hollins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-87 19-20 99.

Miami 30 17 15 21 7— 90

Memphis 26 21 22 14 16— 99

3-Point GoalsMiami 11-29 (Bosh 4-7, Johnson 3-6, Deng 2-7, Dragic 1-3, G.Green 1-6), Memphis 4-15 (Chalmers 2-5, Lee 1-2, Conley 1-2, Ja.Green 0-1, Carter 0-2, Je.Green 0-3). Fouled OutWhiteside. ReboundsMiami 50 (Whiteside 11), Memphis 53 (Gasol 8). AssistsMiami 23 (Wade, Dragic 5), Memphis 25 (Gasol 6). Total FoulsMiami 22, Memphis 18. TechnicalsMiami defensive three second 2. Flagrant Fouls—Allen. A18,119 (18,119).

Knicks 108, Pistons 96

DETROIT (96): Ilyasova 8-15 0-0 19, Morris 7-16 2-2 17, Drummond 5-15 3-7 13, Jackson 6-17 4-4 17, Caldwell-Pope 3-8 1-2 9, Jennings 2-4 2-2 7, Johnson 2-6 0-0 4, Baynes 0-2 0-0 0, Tolliver 3-5 0-0 8, Hilliard 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 37-89 12-17 96.

NEW YORK (108): C.Anthony 11-24 0-0 24, Porzingis 4-6 2-2 10, Lopez 5-8 1-2 11, Calderon 5-6 2-2 15, Afflalo 4-9 0-0 9, Thomas 2-6 2-2 7, O'Quinn 6-8 0-0 12, Galloway 1-1 0-0 2, Grant 0-2 0-0 0, Williams 5-9 7-9 18, Early 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 43-79 14-17 108.

Detroit 26 23 23 24— 96

New York 25 25 29 29— 108

3-Point GoalsDetroit 10-27 (Ilyasova 3-6, Tolliver 2-4, Caldwell-Pope 2-4, Jennings 1-2, Jackson 1-4, Morris 1-5, Johnson 0-2), New York 8-16 (Calderon 3-4, C.Anthony 2-5, Afflalo 1-2, Thomas 1-2, Williams 1-2, Porzingis 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDetroit 52 (Drummond 9), New York 44 (Lopez 7). AssistsDetroit 21 (Jackson 9), New York 23 (C.Anthony 6). Total FoulsDetroit 14, New York 18. A19,812 (19,763).

Horford, Hawks erase big deficit 12/29/15 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 11:07pm]
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