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NBA roundup — Jan. 3

Associated Press

Warriors 101, Hawks 100

Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, David Lee scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors won their eighth game in a row.

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 in a row.

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.

Iguodala was inbounding the ball with 2.8 seconds remaining near the Hawks’ bench and had 6-foot-11 center Antic defending him when he passed the ball to Curry near the halfcourt line.

Mack was guarding Curry closely enough that Iguodala moved a few feet inside and was open when Antic moved up to help Mack close space on Curry.

Iguodala took Curry’s bounce pass, squared up and hit the game-winner as Jeff Teague made a frantic attempt to disrupt the shot.

The Warriors were just 6-for-27 on 3-point attempts, including a 1-for-7 night from Curry. Golden State called timeout after Iguodala grabbed Paul Millsap’s missed jumper with 2.8 seconds remaining, and coach Mark Jackson drew up the winning play.

Raptors 101, Wizards 88

DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, Kyle Lowry outplayed John Wall with 19 points and 11 assists, and the visiting Toronto Raptors won their season-high fifth consecutive game by beating the Washington Wizards.

Patrick Patterson scored Toronto’s last 11 points of the third quarter, when the Raptors outscored the Wizards 36-16 to blow open a game that was tied with less than a minute left in the first half.

Pelicans 95, Celtics 92

Anthony Davis had 23 points and nine rebounds and Tyreke Evans scored 16 points with a key basket late to lead the visiting New Orleans Pelicans. New Orleans won for the fourth time in six games, but had lost six of its last seven on the road.

Avery Bradley led Boston with 22 points.

The win might have been costly for New Orleans as reserve forward Ryan Anderson was taken from the court on a stretcher after colliding with Boston’s Gerald Wallace in the fourth quarter. The Celtics said a preliminary diagnosis indicated a “cervical stinger.”

Rockets 102, Knicks 100

Aaron Brooks hit two free throws with 0:17 left to play to break a 100-100 tie and cap a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback by the host Houston Rockets.

The Knicks had an 8-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Rockets surged to take a 100-95 lead with 2:25 to play. The Knicks rallied to tie the score on Iman Shumpert’s 3-pointer and two free throws by Tyson Chandler with 1:01 left.

James Harden scored 37 points to lead the Rockets.


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