Hawks stun Cavs again with late comeback

ATLANTA (AP) " Paul Millsap scored 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks took advantage of Cleveland's fourth-quarter collapse to overcome a 26-point deficit and stun the Cavaliers 126-125 in the NBA on Sunday.

Kyrie Irving scored 45 points for Cleveland, and LeBron James had a triple-double with 32 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists before the four-time MVP fouled out in overtime.

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points to help Atlanta beat Cleveland for the second straight time, over three days.

The defending champion Cavaliers dropped into a tie with Boston atop the Eastern Conference. Both teams have two regular-season games remaining. If the Cavs and Celtics finish with the same record, Cleveland will get the top seed for winning the season series.

The Hawks wiped out a 26-point deficit in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Cavs 44-18 in the period and forcing overtime on Millsap's baseline jumper at the buzzer.

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NEW YORK (AP) " DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points as Toronto beat New York to wrap up at least the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Toronto pulled away to reach 50 victories for the second straight season.

The Raptors can still finish second if they beat Cleveland in their regular-season finale and Boston loses its final two.

Kyle Lowry added 17 points and 11 assists for Toronto. New York rookie Willy Hernangomez tied his career high with 24 points and had 11 rebounds.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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