Jeff Teague’s 34-point-haul, including a first career buzzer-beater, lifted the Atlanta Hawks to a 127-125 double overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA.
Teague, who also had 14 assists, saw his 20-foot tie-breaking jumper bounce off the rim five times before dropping through the net, ensuring Kyrie Irving’s 40-point contribution for the Cavs was in vain and securing a dramatic win for the visitors.
Elsewhere, Tim Duncan had 21 points and 13 rebounds – his 10th double-double of the season and 768th of his career – to help San Antonio topple Dallas 116-107.
Tony Parker led the Spurs with 23 points, with Dirk Nowitzki finishing on the losing side despite racking up 25 points for the Mavericks.
The Portland Trail Blazers had six players reach double figures in scoring as they recorded a 116-112 overtime victory over the LA Clippers, for whom both Blake Griffin (35 points and 11 rebounds) and Chris Paul (34 points and 16 assists) were on song but could not guide their side home. The Houston Rockets rallied for a 100-92 triumph over Memphis.
James Harden went two for nine from the field but finished with 27 points – 11 of which came in the fourth quarter – to halt the Grizzlies’ two-game winning run.
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