CLEVELAND — Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points, including a 20-foot jumper at the buzzer in the second overtime, to give the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.
Teague’s fallaway jumper over Tristan Thompson bounced off the rim five times before falling through the net to give Atlanta the victory. Teague fell to the floor after shooting the ball and was mobbed by his teammates.
Teague’s 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left tied the game at 108-all in the first overtime.
Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 40 points, including 12 in the second OT.
Hawks center Al Horford, who scored two baskets late in regulation to tie the game, suffered an apparent shoulder injury in the first OT and didn’t return.
Harden leads Rockets past Grizzlies 100-92
Rockets 100, Grizzlies 92
HOUSTON — James Harden scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Houston Rockets rally for a victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Harden struggled from the field, going 2 for 9, but was 22 of 25 from the free throw line. He made 9 of 11 foul shots in the final quarter.
Jeremy Lin had 14 of his 18 points in the fourth as Houston won for the third time in four games. The Rockets were coming off an impressive 111-98 victory at San Antonio on Christmas.
Houston center Dwight Howard battled foul trouble for most of the night and was held to two points and six rebounds.