CHICAGO (AP) Kyle Korver made a season-high seven 3-pointers on his way to 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls 107-99 Saturday night for their 12th straight victory.
Al Horford added 22 points and nine rebounds as the Hawks matched the second-longest win streak in franchise history. Paul Millsap scored 16 and Jeff Teague had 17 points and 11 assists.
The Hawks (33-8) have won 26 of 28 since a 7-6 start, surging to the top of the Eastern Conference with one of the NBA’s most efficient offenses and a stingy defense. They closed out the first half of the season with impressive road wins over Toronto and Chicago on consecutive nights.
Derrick Rose had 23 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for Chicago (27-15), which has dropped five of seven. Pau Gasol had 22 points and 15 rebounds.
WARRIORS 131, ROCKETS 106
HOUSTON (AP) – Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson scored 27 points each, and Golden State used a huge third quarter to roll past Houston.
Golden State bounced back from a loss to Oklahoma City on Friday night that snapped an eight-game winning streak.
The Warriors led by five at halftime and used a 38-point third quarter, with 15 points from Curry, to take a 22-point lead into the fourth.
Dwight Howard, who missed the first two games against the Warriors this season, led Houston with 23 points and 10 rebounds on a night when NBA leading scorer James Harden scored just 11.
It was Golden State’s third win over Houston this season, marking the first time the Warriors have won a season series against the Rockets since 2006-07. They finish the series on Wednesday at Golden State.
WIZARDS 99, NETS 90
NEW YORK (AP) – Nene scored 20 points, three other Washington big men were in double figures, and the Wizards beat Brooklyn to split their home-and-home series.
Overpowered by Brook Lopez on Friday in Washington, the Wizards bounced back behind 10 points and 16 rebounds from Marcin Gortat, and strong bench efforts from Kris Humphries (13 points) and Kevin Seraphin (12).
Bradley Beal finished with 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Wizards, who shot 52 percent from the field to overcome their 14-of-27 effort at the free throw line.
Jarrett Jack had 22 points and eight assists for the Nets, who snapped a seven-game losing streak with their 102-80 victory Friday.
Lopez scored 26 points off the bench in that game and had 13 by halftime of this one. But the Wizards held him to two points after the break and turned around the game with an 18-2 run in the third quarter.
PISTONS 107, 76ERS 89
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Kyle Singler scored 20 points, Greg Monroe had a double-double and Detroit routed Philadelphia.
Singler shot 6 of 8 on 3-pointers and Monroe finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds as the Pistons won for the ninth time in 11 games and improved to 6-15 at home. Six players scored in double figures for Detroit, and Andre Drummond grabbed 15 rebounds.
Michael Carter-Williams had 15 points for Philadelphia (8-32), but only one other starter reached double figures.
HORNETS 80, PACERS 71, OT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Gerald Henderson had 20 points and Charlotte defeated Indiana in overtime despite playing without its top two scorers.
The Hornets outscored the Pacers 12-3 in the extra period to hand Indiana its fourth straight loss. Charlotte was missing injured Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson.
Lance Stephenson scored 13 points and spent a good part of the night jawing at his former Pacers teammates, particularly Roy Hibbert.
David West had 19 points for the Pacers, who were 1 of 9 from the field in overtime.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist grabbed 16 rebounds for Charlotte, and Bismack Biyombo had 14.