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NBA roundup — Dec. 4

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Hawks 107, Clippers 97

Kyle Korver scored a season-high 23 points and tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer in the Atlanta Hawks’ victory over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.

Paul Millsap finished with 25 points and Al Horford added 21 to help the Hawks snap a two-game losing streak.

Blake Griffin scored 24 points and Chris Paul had 19 points and 11 assists as the Clippers lost their second in a row.

Korver, returning from a bruised rib that sidelined him the last four games, tied Dana Barros’ NBA 18-year-old record by hitting a 3-pointer in his 89th consecutive game.

He made his first attempt in the game’s first minute and finished 6-for-9 beyond the arc.

Korver drew a foul from Paul as he hit a 3 from the right corner and finished the four-point play to make it 96-83 with 5:06 remaining

A little over a minute later, Horford fed Korver on the left wing for a 3 that gave the Hawks a 99-88 lead.

Suns 97, Rockets 88

Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists to enable the visiting Phoenix Suns to snap a two-game losing streak. PJ Tucker added 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with six rebounds.

Channing Frye had 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting and grabbed six rebounds, and Goran Dragic chipped in 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting for the Suns, who shot 45.6 percent from the field, including 45.8 percent on 3s.

Dwight Howard had 15 points and 18 rebounds, Aaron Brooks added 17 points and six assists, and Omri Casspi had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Rockets, who lost their second game in row.

Mavericks 100, Pelicans 97

Dirk Nowitzki hit three free throws in the final 32 seconds to break a tie and lift the host Dallas Mavericks. Jrue Holiday’s 3-point with 1:23 to play enabled the Pelicans to tie the score at 97-all. Nowitzki hit 1-of-2 free throws with 32 seconds to play to break the tie and then added two free throws with eight seconds left.

Pistons 105, Bucks 98

Andre Drummond scored 24 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to power the visiting Detroit Pistons.

Spurs vs. Timberwolves, ppd.

The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. The game will be made up in Minnesota at a later date.


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