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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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