Cava­liers beaten by Hawks

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Den­nis Schroder scored a ca­reer­high 28 points as At­lanta handed reign­ing NBA cham­pion Cleve­land its first loss of the sea­son, 110-106 on Tues­day. Cleve­land (6-1) cut a 96-81 deficit early in the fourth quar­ter to 101-97 on LeBron James’ bas­ket with 3:14 to play. The Hawks scored the next six points, but 3-pointers by James and Kyrie Irv­ing made it 106-103 with 48 sec­onds left. Kent Bazemore scored 25 points while Paul Mill­sap added 21. Dwight Howard, who re­ceived four stitches for a bloody lip in the first half, had 17 re­bounds. Kyrie Irv­ing led Cleve­land with 29 points. Kevin Love added 24 while LeBron James, who scored two points in the first half, had 23.

NETS 119, TIMBERWOLVES 110

Brook Lopez scored 26 points as Brook­lyn kept Min­nesota win­less on the road. Trevor Booker added 15 points and Sean Kil­patrick had 14 for the Nets. An­drew Wig­gins scored a ca­reer­high 36 points for the Wolves, mak­ing a ca­reerbest six 3-pointers. Karl-An­thony Towns had 21 points, but scor­ing wasn’t the prob­lem for Min­nesota.

GRIZ­ZLIES 108, NUGGETS 107

Marc Ga­sol scored on an in­bounds pass from Vince Carter at the buzzer to lift Mem­phis. Ga­sol had 19 points for the Griz­zlies, who had lost two straight, while Zach Ran­dolph added 16. Em­manuel Mu­diay had 23 points and Danilo Gal­li­nari added 21 for the Nuggets.

TRAIL BLAZ­ERS 124, SUNS 121

Damian Lil­lard scored 38 points, in­clud­ing key free throws in the wan­ing sec­onds, as Port­land edged Phoenix. CJ McCol­lum added 33 points for the Blaz­ers, who have won three straight. Port­land led by as many as 18 points early in the game but the Suns threat­ened down the stretch. Lil­lard hit a 3-pointer with 6:45 left that put Port­land in front 101-95. Eric Bled­soe made a free throw to pull Phoenix within 115-114 with just un­der a minute left, but he missed the sec­ond at­tempt that would have tied it and Lil­lard scored a layup on the other end. Bled­soe fin­ished with 31 points and Devin Booker had 23.

MAV­ER­ICKS 109, LAK­ERS 97

Har­ri­son Barnes scored 31 points and Seth Curry added 23 as Dal­las won its sec­ond straight game. JJ Barea had 18 points, seven re­bounds and eight as­sists for the Mav­er­icks, who beat the Lak­ers for the 11th con­sec­u­tive time. Dal­las forced 17 turnovers and held the Lak­ers off down the stretch, scor­ing 10 straight points midway through the fourth quar­ter to take con­trol. Jor­dan Clark­son scored 22 points and Nick Young had 20 as the Lak­ers’ three-game win­ning streak ended. Lou Wil­liams scored 15 points for Los An­ge­les, which ral­lied from an 11-point deficit in the sec­ond half be­fore fail­ing to ex­e­cute in the fi­nal min­utes.

KINGS 102, PEL­I­CANS 94

DeMar­cus Cousins had 11 of his 28 points in the fourth quar­ter for Sacra­mento, which never trailed in de­feat­ing win­less New Or­leans. It was the sec­ond straight vic­tory for the Kings (4-5), who were 1-7 in their first eight games last sea­son, Rudy Gay had 21 points and Aaron Af­flalo added 15 for the Kings, who had dropped six straight games to New Or­leans, dat­ing to 2014. Kings point guard Dar­ren Col­li­son had nine points in his first game this sea­son. Col­li­son, who Toronto Brook­lyn NY Knicks Philadel­phia

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en­tered the game late in the open­ing quar­ter, missed the first eight games, serv­ing a sus­pen­sion for a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in­ci­dent in the sum­mer. An­thony Davis had 34 points and eight re­bounds for the Pel­i­cans, who have started the

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sea­son with eight straight losses, match­ing the 2004-05 team for the worst start in fran­chise his­tory. Rookie guard Buddy Hield had 12 of his 14 points in the fourth quar­ter and E’Twaun Moore added 13. — AP

MEM­PHIS: Mem­phis Griz­zlies guard Mike Con­ley (11) drives against Den­ver Nuggets guard Em­manuel Mu­diay (0) in the sec­ond half of an NBA bas­ket­ball game Tues­day, in Mem­phis, Tenn. — AP

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