Atlanta Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll (5) shoots the ball against the Miami Heat in the third quarter at Philips Arena. Photo by Brett Davis, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Hawks 121, Heat 114
Paul Millsap scored 26 points and helped the Hawks end a nine-game losing streak to the Heat.
The Hawks (21-19) trailed 107-104 midway through the fourth quarter but went on a quick 10-1 run to regain full control.
LeBron James scored 30 for Miami (29-12), who have lost four of their last six games.
Dwyane Wade missed his third straight contest, resting his ailing knee, while Chris Bosh added 21 for the two-time defending NBA champions.
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Mavericks 102, Cavaliers 97
Monta Ellis scored a team-high 22 points and had eight assists in the Dallas Mavericks' victory over the Cavaliers.
Ellis missed two free throws with 3.4 seconds left and Dallas (25-18) clinging to a 100-97 lead, but Cleveland's Jarrett Jack could not get the ball inbounds and was called for a critical five-second violation.
Kyrie Irving had a game-high 26 points and nine assists for the Cavs (15-26).
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Clippers 112, Pistons 103
Reserve guard Jamal Crawford had 26 points and power forward Blake Griffin supplied 25 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a victory over the Detroit Pistons.
J.J. Redick added 20 points and six assists for the Clippers (29-14), who have won six of their last seven games.
Rodney Stuckey had a season-high 29 points and forward Josh Smith contributed 24 but the Pistons (17-24) lost for the seventh time in its last eight home games.