Last-second basket put Warriors on top
January 5, 2014, 12:02 am TWN
ATLANTA--Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and David Lee scored 23 points as the Golden State Warriors won their eighth straight game with a 101-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
Stephen Curry added 22 points with nine assists and Klay Thompson 21 for Golden State, which recovered from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to get back in the game and extend its road winning streak to five straight.
Pero Antic finished with a career-high 16 points and Shelvin Mack had 15 for the Hawks. Atlanta had won three of four and six of eight.
Clippers 119, Mavericks 112 DeAndre Jordan scored a career-high 25 points to match Blake Griffin as Los Angeles rallied to beat Dallas after Chris Paul left with a separation to his right shoulder that will keep him out three to five weeks.
Jordan and Griffin combined for 10 points on a 16-2 game-closing run to wipe out a 110-103 deficit in the final 4 minutes. Jordan was 11 of 14 from the field and had 18 rebounds, while Griffin added 15 boards.
Dirk Nowitzki was a game-time decision with a sprained left ankle but hit six of his first seven shots and had 14 points at halftime on his way to 24 for the Mavericks.
Paul had 19 points at halftime before leaving midway through the third quarter.
Nuggets 111, Grizzlies 108 Ty Lawson scored 18 points, including a key 3-pointer with less than a minute to play as Denver stopped an eight-game losing streak by beating Memphis.
Lawson also had 12 assists for the Nuggets, who played without Andre Miller. His two-game suspension stemming from a verbal clash with coach Brian Shaw during Wednesday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers was rescinded by the club, but Miller will remain away from the team until Monday.
Kenneth Faried and Timofey Mozgov added 16 points apiece for Denver and Nate Robinson had 15 points, including nine in the fourth quarter.
Zach Randolph had 25 points to lead Memphis and Mike Conley added 23. Mike Miller narrowly missed a tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Lakers 110, Jazz 99 Pau Gasol had 23 points and 17 rebounds as injury-riddled Los Angeles defeated Utah using its sixth different starting point guard of the season.
Kendall Marshall was given the assignment by coach Mike D'Antoni, who has used 18 different starting lineups this season. He was the 14th player to start a game for the Lakers overall, finishing with 20 points and 15 assists in 40 minutes — all career highs.
Trailing by 21 points with 4 minutes left in the third quarter, Utah narrowed the gap to 90-86 with a 19-7 run capped by Enes Kanter's short jumper with 4:47 to play. But Nick Young responded with a 20-footer to ignite a game-ending 16-9 run that was highlighted by 3-pointers by Jodie Meeks and Kendall Marshall.