Hawks win, tie Wizards
(AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have a six-game winning streak and a share of the NBA’s Southeast Division lead after a 96-84 win over Denver.
Paul Millsap scored 23 points and Kyle Korver added 15 as the Hawks improved to 13-6, tying them with the Washington Wizards. Al Horford and DeMarre Carroll each had 11 points and combined for 17 Atlanta rebounds.
The Nuggets never recovered from a slow start. They missed 23 of their first 32 field-goal attempts and trailed 45-26 midway through the second.
The Wizards were 101-93 losers to Boston as Jeff Green scored 25 points and Marcus Thornton came off the bench to add 21. Rajon Rondo had a triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for the Celtics, who won their third straight after a season-high five-game skid.
Also in the NBA:
— Jon Leuer scored a season-high 20 points and matched his career best with 12 rebounds to lead Memphis past Miami 103-87. Mike Conley added 18 points on 8-for-8 shooting for the Grizzlies, while Zach Randolph and Courtney Lee finished with 17 points apiece.
— Chandler Parsons poured in 28 points and Dallas bounced back from Friday’s loss to Phoenix by pounding Milwaukee 125-102. Dirk Nowitzki finished with 21 points and Monta Ellis added 19 in the Mavericks’ 12th victory in 15 games.
— LaMarcus Aldridge delivered 24 points and Wesley Matthews had 17 in Portland’s 103-99 triumph at New York. The Trail Blazers blew a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead before earning their fourth straight win and sending the Knicks to their eighth consecutive loss.
— Kevin Durant scored 28 points, while Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka each added double-doubles as Oklahoma City handed Detroit its 12th consecutive loss, 96-94. Westbrook finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Ibaka added 13 points and 13 rebounds to the Thunder’s second straight win.
— Anthony Davis shot 11-for-15 while scoring a game-high 23 points as New Orleans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 to end a two-game skid. Jrue Holiday chipped in 22 points while helping the Pelicans hold Kobe Bryant to 13 points on 6 of 18 from the field.