December 19, 2013

NBA roundup: Celtics stall after a fast start

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Celtics power forward Kris Humphries, right, goes for a loose ball against Pistons forwards Kyle Singler, left, and Josh Harrellson during the second half of Detroit’s 107-106 win at Boston on Wednesday night.

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HAWKS 124, KINGS 107: Kyle Korver made seven consecutive 3-point attempts on his way to a season-high 28 points, leading host Atlanta past Sacramento.

Al Horford added 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who have won 5 of 7. Jeff Teague had 18 points and 15 assists.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points, Rudy Gay had 22 and Isaiah Thomas added 20 for the Kings.

WIZARDS 113, NETS 107: John Wall scored 21 points and made two big defensive plays against Deron Williams down the stretch to lead Washington to a win at Brooklyn.

Nene added 17 points in his return from injury for the Wizards.

Paul Pierce had a season-high 27 points for the Nets, and Brook Lopez added 22 after missing two games with a sprained left ankle. Joe Johnson had 20.

KNICKS 107, BUCKS 101: Tyson Chandler returned from injury, J.R. Smith hit a go-ahead jumper in the second overtime and New York won at Milwaukee.

Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and Beno Udrih added a season-high 21 for the Knicks.

Chandler had nine points and nine rebounds. Smith had 19 points.

Brandon Knight scored a career-high 36 for the Bucks.

SPURS 108, SUNS 101: Manu Ginobili scored 11 of his 24 points in the final four-plus minutes, and San Antonio pulled away at Phoenix, snapping the Suns’ five-game winning streak.

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