Hawks soar past Suns with a late barrage of three-pointers
PHOENIX – Paul Millsap scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks made five three-pointers in the final 6:38 to pull away from the Phoenix Suns 96-87 Friday.
Kyle Korver added 14 for the Eastern Conference leaders, who had six players in double figures.
Markieff Morris scored 22, Eric Bledsoe 21 and Marcus Morris 18 for the Suns, who led by as many as 11 points in the third quarter and were up 73-65 entering the fourth.
Atlanta improved to 1-1 on its six-game road trip through the West.
Millsap and Korver each sank two threes and Kent Bazemore one in the Hawks' late surge, when they went 5-for-6. Atlanta outscored Phoenix 31-14 in the fourth quarter.
•SNIFFING A TRIPLE-DOUBLE: Kyle Lowry had 19 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and seven steals as he led the host Raptors to a 102-92 win over the Heat.
•BENCHED WARRIORS STUMBLE: With Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and others resting, the Warriors fell to the host Nuggets 114-103.
•COUSINS NOT BIG ENOUGH: DeMarcus Cousins finished with a career-high 24 rebounds and season-high 39 points, but it wasn't enough for his Kings. They fell 114-107 to the host 76ers.
•IN THE ZONE: Evan Turner was a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor in the fourth quarter on his way to a season-high 30 points as the host Celtics topped the Magic 95-88.
•RAINSTORM: The Mavericks drained 16 of 28 three-pointers en route to the 129-99 dismantling of the visiting Clippers.