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Hawks Top Bobcats

  • Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith (5) drives to the basket past Charlotte Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) and Bismack Biyombo (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith (5) drives to the basket past Charlotte Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) and Bismack Biyombo (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, front, and Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague, rear, chase a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Charlotte Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, front, and Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague, rear, chase a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) dunks against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) dunks against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker (15) drives past Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker (15) drives past Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

  • Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew directs his team against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew directs his team against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

  • Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith (5) drives to the basket past Charlotte Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) and Bismack Biyombo (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
  • Charlotte Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, front, and Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague, rear, chase a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
  • Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) dunks against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
  • Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker (15) drives past Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
  • Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew directs his team against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Charlotte, n.c. — Josh Smith had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 104-92 win last night over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Kyle Korver added 21 points on 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc as the Hawks sent the Bobcats to their 16th straight home loss, three shy of the NBA record.

Grizzlies 106, Lakers 93

Memphis, Tenn. — Darrell Arthur scored 20 points and Mike Conley added 19 as Memphis beat Los Angeles, handing the Lakers’ their fourth straight loss and 10th in 12 games.

Los Angeles lost its seventh consecutive road game, and center Dwight Howard missed the second half after aggravating his sore shoulder in the first half.

Heat 123, Raptors 116 (ot)

Miami — Dwyane Wade scored 35 points, LeBron James got his 34th career triple-double and Miami rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Toronto in overtime.

James finished with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for Miami, getting the last board on Toronto’s final shot of the night. Wade added seven assists, including the one that set up Ray Allen for the 3-pointer that clinched the win with 59.3 seconds left in overtime.

Nets 91, Timberwolves 83

Minneapolis — Brook Lopez strengthened his push for a spot on the All-Star team with 22 points on 10-for-16 shooting, helping Brooklyn hold off Minnesota.

The Nets improved to 12-2 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

Bulls 85, Pistons 82

Chicago — Nate Robinson had 11 points and seven assists in 21 minutes off the bench, leading a furious fourth-quarter comeback that carried Chicago past Detroit.

Nuggets 105, Rockets 95

Houston — Ty Lawson scored 21 points, Wilson Chandler had 20 and Denver pulled away in the third quarter of a victory over mistake-prone Houston.

Hornets Will
Change Name

New Orleans — The New Orleans Hornets are moving ahead with plans to change their name to the Pelicans next season, people familiar with the decision said.

The people say that is expected to come today, when club also will unveil the proposed new color scheme of blue, gold and red.

Hornets owner Tom Benson has said since buying the NBA club last spring that he wanted a new name representing New Orleans and Louisiana.

The brown pelican is the state bird and has become symbolic of efforts to restore Louisiana’s fragile coast, which has been hit hard by the 2010 BP oil spill and erosion from major storms including Hurricane Katrina, which displaced the Hornets to Oklahoma City for two seasons from 2005-07.

Benson owns the rights to the name Pelicans, which was used for decades by a former minor league baseball team in New Orleans.