ATLANTA — Kyle Korver scored 19 points and DeMarre Carroll added 16 to help the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks win their eighth straight game, 120-89 over the Washington Wizards on Sunday.

Improving their NBA-best home record to 16-3, the Hawks got 15 points from Al Horford and 11 each from Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague and Mike Scott.

Atlanta has won 13 of 14 and 22 of 24. It leads the Eastern Conference this late in the season for the first time in 21 years.

HEAT 104, CLIPPERS 90: Chris Bosh scored 34 points, Hassan Whiteside had career highs of 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Miami beat Los Angeles to end a three-game road skid.

Dwyane Wade added 17 points on 5-of-15 shooting and had 10 assists.

KINGS 103, CAVALIERS 84: DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 rebounds and host Sacramento beat Cleveland, the Cavaliers’ seventh loss in eight games with Le-Bron James out because of a strained back and sore left knee.

Rudy Gay added 23 points for Sacramento. Darren Collison had 16 and Carl Landry 11.

Kevin Love led Cleveland with 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Kyrie Irving scored 14 of his 21 points in the first quarter and had seven assists. Timofey Mozgov, acquired from Denver last week, had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Grizzlies 122, Suns 110: Marc Gasol scored the first seven points in the second overtime, Zach Randolph had 27 points and 17 rebounds, and Memphis outlasted Phoenix in Memphis, Tennessee.

Gasol finished with 12 points to help Memphis snap a two-game losing streak.


CLIPPERS: Doc Rivers would be open to coaching his son if Austin Rivers became available in a trade.

The guard could be sent to the Celtics to help complete Boston’s impending trade of Jeff Green to Memphis. The Celtics reportedly wouldn’t keep Rivers, and that would allow him to be traded, possibly to the Clippers.

The elder Rivers was asked Sunday if a family reunion had been discussed in his household.

“None scheduled right now,” he said.