Hawks overcome Russell Westbrook’s 46 to beat Thunder 110-108
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul Millsap hit the go-ahead 10-footer with 12.7 seconds left, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Russell Westbrook’s 46 points to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-108 on Monday night.
After Millsap’s shot, Thunder center Steven Adams rebounded a missed 3-pointer by Westbrook and dunked it, but a review determined that the basket came just after time expired.
Westbrook, the NBA’s leading scorer with more than 30 points per game, also had 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Dennis Schroder scored 31 points and Millsap added a season-high 30 for the Hawks, who won despite center Dwight Howard missing the game with tightness in his lower back.
Jerami Grant scored a season-high 15 points, and Andre Roberson matched a season high with 14 points for the Thunder.
Westbrook scored 18 points in the second quarter to help the Thunder take a 53-48 lead. The Hawks shot 50 percent in the first half, but without Howard, they were outrebounded 27-14, and the Thunder outscored them 10-0 on second-chance points. Schroder scored 18 points in the first half, and Millsap added 16.
The Hawks closed the third quarter well to take an 81-78 lead into the fourth.
Hawks: F/C Mike Muscala tipped the ball into his own basket while trying to grab a rebound in the first quarter. The basket was credited to Oklahoma City’s Enes Kanter. ... F Thabo Sefolosha, a former Thunder player, scored 15 points.
Thunder: Shot just 27.3 percent in the first quarter. ... Made 3 of 19 3-pointers in the first half. ... G Victor Oladipo missed his fourth straight game with a bruised right wrist. ... Adams’ streak of six straight games with double figures points ended.
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