Pelicans halt Hawks' streak at 19 games
NEW ORLEANS – The Atlanta Hawks' franchise-record 19-game winning streak ended Monday night in a 115-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Anthony Davis had 29 points and 13 rebounds — eight on the offensive end — to help New Orleans win for the sixth time in seven games, a stint which includes victories over playoff contenders Dallas and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jeff Teague scored 21 for Atlanta, but the Hawks fell behind by double digits in the first quarter and failed to even tie it.
Eric Gordon scored 20 points for New Orleans, while Tyreke Evans scored 15 points and tied a season high with 12 assists.
Paul Millsap had 15 points and Kyle Korver 12 for the Hawks, who made only seven of 22 three-point shots.
"Give our guys a lot of credit for a lot of good work over the last month," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "Tonight wasn't out night. I am very proud of them. We'll get back to work."
•UP TO THE TASK: The Milwaukee Bucks played the final 28 minutes with only eight players, but ended a six-game losing streak with an 82-75 victory over the host Raptors. Khris Middleton scored 25 for Milwaukee.
•TRIPLE-DOUBLE IN OKC: Guard Russell Westbrook's 10th career triple-double helped the host Oklahoma City Thunder defeat Orlando 104-97. Westbrook had 25 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds.
•STREAK HITS 11:Host Cleveland won its 11th in a row — two off the franchise record — by topping the 76ers 97-84. LeBron James had 18 points and 11 assists.
•BIG SHOT: Jarrett Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.3 seconds left, and the Nets used a late rally to beat the Clippers 102-100. The Nets ended a seven-game home losing streak by erasing a nine-point deficit in the final 1:35, getting two three-pointers from former DeLaSalle star Alan Anderson — one a four-point play — one from Joe Johnson and another from Deron Williams in his return from an 11-game absence.
• TAKE THREE: Jeff Green converted a three-point play with 4.5 seconds to play, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from seven down in the final 1:35 to beat the host Phoenix Suns for the seventh consecutive time, 102-101.