ATLANTA – They don’t come any more dramatic than this one.
The Hawks erased a 27-point deficit to the Celtics, mostly on the strength of Kyle Korver’s 3-point shooting, in a 123-111 double- overtime victory Friday night.
The Hawks scored the first 10 points of the second overtime. Josh Smith and Al Horford scored the first eight points, and Devin Harris hit a driving layup to give the Hawks a 10-point lead.
Korver hit six fourth-quarter 3-pointers as the Hawks also had to erase a 10-point deficit after they took a lead early in the final period. Korver hit two straight 3-pointers and Horford hit a pair of free throws with one minute remaining to tie the game at 98.
After a Kevin Garnett miss, the Hawks lost the ball out of bounds with 29.2 seconds remaining. The Celtics held for a final shot but Rajon Rondo missed.
Paul Pierce missed a last-second shot to end the first overtime tied at 107-107.
Kover finished with a season-high 27 points, including eight 3-pointers. Jeff Teague added 23 points before fouling out in overtime. Horford had another double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Smith had one with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Garnett led the Celtics with 24 points, 16 in the fourth quarter and first overtime before fouling out in the second.
BULLS 103, WARRIORS 87: Kirk Hinrich scored a season-high 25 points, hitting 6 of 7 3-pointers in Chicago’s victory over Golden State.
Nate Robinson added 22 points off the bench in the Bulls’ third straight victory.
David Lee, the Warriors’ All-Star selection, scored 23 points.
GRIZZLIES 101, NETS 77: Marc Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Memphis built a 30-point lead in the second half en route to victory over Brooklyn.
Gasol was 10 of 15 from the field, all of his points coming in the first half, as Memphis, which had seven players in double figures, won for the fourth time in five games.
SPURS 113, MAVERICKS 107: Tony Parker returned from a cut above the same eye he injured in a nightclub incident last summer and scored 23 points to lead San Antonio.
Parker missed about a quarter in the first half when he took three stitches above his left eye after a collision with Elton Brand. He nearly lost the eye in June when shards of glass embedded in his cornea after he got caught in a bottle-throwing melee in New York.
ROCKETS 100, HORNETS 82: First-time All-Star James Harden had 30 points and Houston broke its worst slump of the season.
The Rockets, who had lost 8 of 9, led almost all the way this time. Harden scored 10 points and Patrick Patterson had six during a 16-2 run early in the third quarter as Houston took control, going ahead 64-46.
HEAT 110, PISTONS 88: Dwyane Wade scored 29 points and sparked a pivotal run to help Miami earn its fourth victory in a row.
LeBron James had 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, who shot 56 percent.
At halftime Michael Drysch, a 50-year-old computer technician from McHenry, Ill., made a half-court shot to win $75,000 and a hug from James, whose foundation sponsored the contest.
CAVALIERS 113, BUCKS 108: Kyrie Irving scored 35 points and Cleveland rallied from a 20-point deficit in the third quarter.
Irving, voted an Eastern Conference reserve for next month’s All-Star Game in Houston, scored 16 points in the third quarter and added eight down the stretch as the Cavaliers posted back-to-back wins for only the second time this season.
WIZARDS 114, TIMBERWOLVES 101: John Wall had 14 points and five assists in his first start of the season, and no-longer-last Washington finally hit double digits in wins with a victory at home over Minnesota.
KINGS: Several media reports lent credence to reports that billionaire Ron Burkle is among those who might be interested in buying the NBA’s Kings in an attempt to keep the team in Sacramento.
Burkle, a supermarket mogul who also owns the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, met with NBA Commissioner David Stern on Thursday in New York for two hours.