Hawks overcome Knicks in fourth overtime


January 31, 2017
LeBron James


Paul Millsap had a season-high 37 points, including the go-ahead lay-up with 27 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Carmelo Anthony's season-high 45 points to outlast the short-handed New York Knicks 142-139 on Sunday.

The Knicks' first four-overtime game in 66 years lasted almost four hours. Millsap logged 60 minutes. Five players, including Anthony and Atlanta's Dwight Howard, fouled out.

Anthony scored the tying baskets at the end of regulation and the first overtime, before fouling out with 12.9 seconds remaining in the second overtime. Courtney Lee sank a 26-foot tying 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining in the second OT and sank the tying free throws late in the third extra period.

It was the Knicks' first four-overtime game since January 23, 1951, when they lost at Rochester. Atlanta's last four-overtime game was a win over Utah on March 25, 2012.


CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James had 25 and 14 rebounds and Cleveland played one of their better all-around games in weeks, beating Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City.

The Cavs have won two straight after the NBA champions lost six of eight amid internal turmoil sparked by James criticising the team's roster following a recent loss.

Other results: Warriors 113 Trail Blazers 111; Bulls 121 76ers 108; Mavericks 105 Spurs 101; Pacers 120 Rockets 101; Magic 114 Raptors 113; Wizards 101 Pelicans 94;

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