Hawks eke win against Cavs
CLEVELAND—Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points, including a tiebreaking 20-foot jumper at the buzzer in the second overtime, leading the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night.
Teague’s fallaway jumper over Tristan Thompson bounced off the rim five times before falling through the net.
Teague’s 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left in the first overtime tied it at 108.
Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 40 points, including 12 in the second OT. Thompson had 22, and Dion Waiters scored 20 points in 41 minutes after missing three games because of tendinitis in his right wrist.
Hawks centre Al Horford, who scored two baskets late in regulation to tie the game, departed with an apparent shoulder injury during the first OT.
In other NBA action yesterday, it was: Rockets 100, Grizzlies 92; and Spurs 116, Mavericks 109.