Hardaway Jr., Hawks stun champion Cavs 114-100

Rufina Vignone
Aprile 21, 2017

Atlanta could finish as high as fifth in the East, but a late-season losing streak could knock the Hawks out of playoff contention altogether. The Hawks recorded 39 assists.

With his triple-double in the books, Westbrook scored his team's final 15 points, including a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded after a timeout with 2.9 seconds left.

Kyle Single inbounded the ball to Steven Adams, who fed Westbrook for the victor.

The Cleveland Cavaliers blew a 26-point lead Sunday in an National Basketball Association game against the Atlanta Hawks, and in the process of losing to the Hawks, 126-125 in overtime in Atlanta, the Cavaliers are now tied in the Eastern Conference for the top spot with the Boston Celtics.

Millsap scored 26 points in a reserve role, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 23 and Atlanta snapped a two-game skid with a 123-116 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

Cleveland still holds a one-game lead over Boston for the No. 1 seed with three games left to play, but Friday's result clearly rattled the defending champions. It was the second game of a back-to-back, and the Hawks were clearly raising the white flag by starting the likes of Kris Humphries, Taurean Prince and Jose Calderon. The Raptors have been one of the powerhouses in the East this season, as they now are just 1.5-games behind both Cleveland and Boston.

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Cavs are favored in today's game, as they are getting odds of -11 points against the Hawks.

LeBron James had his usual dominant stat line - 27 points on 12-for-15 shooting, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 42 minutes - but it wasn't enough to thwart the Hawks' 29-7 run in the fourth quarter that changed the game.

Ryan Anderson made six 3-pointers and had 21 points for Houston. Marcus Smart made five 3-pointers and scored 18.

Skal Labissiere had 25 points for the Kings, and Ty Lawson added 20 points and 11 assists.

Toronto pulled away to reach 50 victories for the second straight season. Both contests will take place at TD Garden, as they'll host the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, followed by a Wednesday night showdown with the Milwaukee Bucks. NY rookie Willy Hernangomez tied his career high with 24 points and had 11 rebounds.

The Los Angeles Lakers edged the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-109 and the Phoenix Suns trumped the Dallas Mavericks 124-111.

Irving exited the game early in the third quarter and was grabbing his left knee on his way to the bench.

With Paul Millsap back in the lineup for two of those three games, scoring 22 on 5/11 shooting on Sunday, it's fair to say that Atlanta is out of the woods.

LeBron James is correct in his statement.

Given LeBron's track record, there's every reason to believe this is true.

The declaration was quintessential Lillard. "A week ago, they were saying Cleveland was not as good as they are and they had a really good game against us. Missing the last five games would be tough trying to get him back out there, but we'll see". "I think I will".

The Cavaliers shot 41 percent from three-point range, going 19-of-41 from deep, and outrebounded Atlanta, 53-45.

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