Hawks Cut Down Clippers
Atlanta — Kyle Korver scored a season-high 23 points and tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer in the Atlanta Hawks’ 107-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Paul Millsap finished with 25 points and Al Horford added 21 to help the Hawks snap a two-game losing streak.
Blake Griffin scored 24 points and Chris Paul had 19 points and 11 assists as the Clippers lost their second straight.
Korver, returning from a bruised rib that sidelined him the last four games, tied Dana Barros’ NBA 18-year-old record by hitting a 3-pointer in his 89th straight game.
Cavaliers 98, Nuggets 88
Cleveland — Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and Cleveland snapped the Nuggets’ seven-game winning streak.
Tristan Thompson had a career-high 21 rebounds and 17 points for the Cavaliers, who won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Mavericks 100, Pelicans 97
New Orleans — Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Dallas beat New Orleans.
Nowitzki gave Dallas the lead with a free throw to make the score 98-97 with 32.3 seconds left. He then got a piece of Eric Gordon’s driving floater, grabbed the rebound and hit two more free throws with 8 seconds left.
Suns 97, Rockets 88
Houston — Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists to lead Phoenix to a win over Houston that snapped the Suns’ two-game losing streak. PJ Tucker added 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with six rebounds.
Pistons 105, Bucks 98
Milwaukee — Andre Drummond had 24 points and 19 rebounds and Detroit rode a strong second-half performance to defeat Milwaukee.
Greg Monroe contributed 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons, who had three players with double-doubles and five score 15 or more points.
Mexico City Game Postponed
Mexico City — The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena, the NBA said. The game will be made up in Minnesota at a later date.
The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before the scheduled 9:30 p.m. tipoff when a generator malfunction outside the arena sent smoke pouring into the building, according to NBA spokeswoman Sharon Lima.
About 15 minutes after the scheduled start, the Spurs bus pulled away from the building. The Timberwolves bus followed soon after.
Top 2012 Picks Out
Charlotte, n.c. — It’s been a tough week for former Kentucky stars and top 2012 NBA draft picks Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
The Bobcats announced Wednesday that Kidd-Gilchrist will be sidelined four to six weeks with a broken left hand, an eerily similar injury to what Davis suffered earlier this week.
Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft, suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his left hand during Tuesday night’s game at Dallas.
Kidd-Gilchrist’s former college teammate and friend Davis, who was selected No. 1 last year, suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand in the Pelicans game Sunday night against the New York Knicks. Davis is also expected to be out four to six weeks.