Hawks fly past Heat despite on-fire LeBron
AP Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:13 am TWN
ATLANTA -- Paul Millsap scored 26 points as the Atlanta Hawks overcame LeBron James' 30 points to beat the Miami Heat 121-114 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, which was without Dwyane Wade for the second straight game.
Atlanta took its first win over Miami since Jan 2, 2012 and its first home win in the series since Nov. 18, 2009.
Nets 103, Knicks 80 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 in 2014 and avenged last month's blowout loss.
Andray Blatche had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and 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.
Clippers 112, Pistons 103 DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 21 rebounds as Los Angeles breezed past Detroit.
Jordan made his first seven shots -- almost all on dunks. Blake Griffin added 25 points and Jamal Crawford scored 26 for the Clippers, who are 6-2 since losing star point guard Chris Paul to a shoulder injury.
J.J. Redick added 20 points for Los Angeles, including two four-point plays when the Pistons fouled him beyond the arc.
Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points for Detroit and Josh Smith added 24, but the Pistons got almost nothing from their starting backcourt. Brandon Jennings went scoreless and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored only six points.
Mavericks 102, Cavaliers 97 Monta Ellis scored 22 points and Shawn Marion added 18 as Dallas held off Cleveland's late rally.
Cleveland roared back from a 24-point deficit in the first half and trailed by three with 2.8 seconds remaining, but the Cavaliers were called for a five-second violation when Jarrett Jack failed to get the ball inbounds. Ellis put the game away with two free throws with 1.1 seconds left.
Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 26 points. Luol Deng, acquired from Chicago on Jan. 7, scored 20 points in his first home game with the Cavaliers while Anderson Varejao had 18 points with 21 rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points and DeJuan Blair added 13 for the Mavericks, who had six players in double figures.
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