Hawks roll Thunder, win 15th in a row
ATLANTA – Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Jeff Teague added 17 and Atlanta eclipsed the franchise record with its 15th consecutive victory, beating Oklahoma City 103-93 on Friday night.
Before a raucous sellout crowd, the Hawks won for the 29th time in 31 games to extend their Eastern-best record to 36-8.
As usual, pretty much everyone chipped in.
Four starters were in double figures and backup point guard Dennis Schroder led a spurt at the start of the fourth quarter that helped the Hawks pull away. He finished with 13 points and five assists, igniting the arena with a towering finger roll that dropped gently through the net.
Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 22 points and 11 assists, but it wasn't enough to extend a four-game winning streak.
• THOMPSON GUNS: Klay Thompson tied Mo Williams' NBA season-high with 52 points in leading the Warriors past the Kings 126-101. Thompson set an NBA record with a 37-point third quarter, scoring all but two of Golden State's points. He was 13-for-13 overall and 9-for-9 on threes in the quarter.
•CAVS ROMP: LeBron James scored 25 points and the Cavaliers put on a dominant performance by routing the Hornets 129-90 for their fifth consecutive victory. Kevin Love managed just nine points on 3-for-7 shooting and had three rebounds in 30 minutes.
•HARDEN LIFTS ROCKETS: James Harden scored 33 points, including a 20-foot jumper as time ran out, to lift the Rockets over the Suns 113-111.
•NETS' TELETOVIC DONE: Mirza Teletovic was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus, or multiple blood clots, in the lungs, and is out for the season.
•NUGGETS' LAWSON ARRESTED: Denver police arrested Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson for investigation of driving under the influence.
•BRYANT EXAM WILL BE MONDAY: Kobe Bryant's torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery.