Hawks Outlast Knicks in 4OTs and Other NBA News
(AP) — Of the Knicks' many agonizing losses this season, Sunday's may have been the most torturous.
The Knicks were losers in their first quadruple-overtime game in 66 years, falling 142-139 to the Hawks in Atlanta. New York tied it late in regulation and in the closing seconds of the first, second and third overtimes. But Paul Millsap delivered the go-ahead layup with 27 seconds left and Dennis Schroder hit a free throw before Courtney Lee missed a 3-point attempt in the final second.
Millsap finished with a season-high 37 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists. Schroder finished with 23 points and 15 assists, while Kent Bazemore had 24 points for the Hawks.
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony poured in a season-high 45 points before fouling out in the closing seconds of the second overtime.
New York is 7-18 since a 14-10 start. Eight of those 18 losses have been by fewer than five points.
Meanwhile, the Warriors showed they can win without Stephen Curry.
The Golden State guard sat out a 113-111 win at Portland because of stomach flu. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson picked up the slack by combining for 60 points, with Durant scoring 33 and grabbing 10 rebounds.
The Warriors have won 10 of their last 11 to improve to 41-7, leaving the Western Conference leaders 4 ½ games ahead of the Spurs.
Dallas had dropped 12 straight at San Antonio until Seth Curry scored 24 points and Harrison Barnes added 19 to lead the Mavericks past the Spurs, 105-101. Kawhi Leonard had 24 points for the Spurs, who have suffered back-to-back losses for just the second time this season.
Checking out the rest of the NBA action:
— Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and LeBron James added 25 and 14 rebounds as the Cavaliers won their second straight since a 2-6 skid, 107-91 over the Thunder in Cleveland. Oklahoma City ended a three-game winning streak despite Russell Westbrook, who had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 24th triple-double.
— Boston has sole possession of the Atlantic Division lead following Toronto's sixth loss in seven games. 114-113 to visiting Orlando. Nic Vucevic (voo-SEH'-vihch) dropped in 25 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and hit a pair of free throws with 3.6 seconds left as the Magic won for just the second time in their last eight games.
— The Pacers held James Harden to 15 points on 3 of 17 shooting in a 120-101 rout of Houston. Paul George had 33 points and nine rebounds while stifling Harden in Indiana's third straight win.
— The Wizards picked up their fourth consecutive win as John Wall's 18 points and 19 assists helped Washington beat the Pelicans, 107-94. Bradley Beal dropped in 27 points, including an 18-foot jumper to spark an 8-0 run after the Wizards blew a 17-point halftime lead.
— Jimmy Butler delivered 28 points and Robin Lopez added a season-high 21 and had 10 rebounds as the Bulls thumped the 76ers, 121-108 in Chicago. The 76ers wasted Ersan Ilyasova's 31 points and lost to the Bulls for the 12th straight time.