Hawks tie team record with 14th win in a row
ATLANTA – DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague scored 17 points apiece to lead a balanced offense, Kyle Korver dunked for the first time in more than two years, and the Atlanta Hawks tied the franchise record with their 14th consecutive victory, routing the Indiana Pacers 110-91 on Wednesday night.
With the victory, which improved the Hawks' conference-leading record to 35-8, Mike Budenholzer clinched a spot as the Eastern coach in next month's All-Star Game in New York City.
The Hawks romped to their 28th victory in the past 30 games, showing the kind of teamwork that has become their trademark. Ten Atlanta players scored before halftime.
But this one will be remembered for Korver's dunk in the first half. Normally a three-point specialist, the 33-year-old got out ahead of a fast break, took a pass from Al Horford and slammed it home with his right hand. It was only the 16th dunk in Korver's 12-year NBA career, according to STATS, and his first since Nov. 16, 2012 — a span of 198 games.
• FOUR IN A ROW FOR THUNDER: Russell Westbrook drove for the winning layup with 0.8 seconds left in overtime as Oklahoma City won its fourth in a row with a 105-103 victory over the host Washington Wizards. Westbrook and Kevin Durant scored all 13 of the Thunder's points in the extra period. The arena was sold out for only the fifth time this season and erupted in cheers when Durant, a D.C. native, was introduced before the game.
• FOUR IN A ROW FOR CAVALIERS: The host Cavaliers won their fourth in a row, 106-92 over the Jazz. All five Cavs starters scored at least 15 points for the second consecutive game.
• WARRIORS SET MARK: Stephen Curry had 22 points and 10 assists and Golden State beat Houston 126-113 for its franchise-record 17th consecutive home victory. The Warriors (33-6) swept the four-game season series against the Rockets for the first time since 1973-74.
• 24 AND 21 FOR JENNINGS: Brandon Jennings had 24 points and a career-high 21 assists, and the host Pistons held off the Magic 128-118. Jennings became the first player with at least 20 points and 20 assists in a game since Steve Nash in November 2009. Detroit's 128 points set a season high.
• NOTES: New Orleans starting guard Jrue Holiday has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right leg and will be sidelined two to four weeks. ... The Cavaliers' Shawn Marion will retire at the end of the season.