Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) and forward DeMarre Carroll (5) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) battle for the rebound during the second quarter at Staples Center. Photo by Kelvin Kuo, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Clippers 109, Hawks 108
Forward Blake Griffin scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers held on for the narrowest of wins over the Atlanta Hawks.
The Clippers (44-20) captured their seventh consecutive win, their longest streak of the season, while Atlanta (26-35) lost its sixth straight and the 14th in the past 15 games.
With the Hawks down by two points, guard Jeff Teague was fouled with 1.2 seconds left.
However, Teague missed the first free throw before making the second for the game's final point.
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Wizards 114, Bucks 107
Guard Bradley Beal scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the Washington Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks on the road.
Washington led by as many as 28 points after shooting a blistering 67 percent from the field in the first half but still had to hold on down the stretch as the Bucks closed to within three points in the final minutes.