NBA - Hawks edge Celtics, Warriors smash Magic

Reports from Tuesday's National Basketball Association games, including the Hawks beating the Celtics.

Hawks 92, Celtics 91

Playing without injured center Al Horford, the Atlanta Hawks pulled off a pair of comebacks to edge the Boston Celtics on Tuesday afternoon at TD Garden.

The Hawks, 2-1 since Horford was lost for the season with a torn right pectoral muscle, fell behind by 18 points in the first half. Atlanta rallied to inch ahead but trailed by 11 with 5:54 left in the game.

With a 10-0 run, the Hawks got right back in it and survived a wild final 90 seconds during which neither team scored.

Boston guard Jordan Crawford missed an off-balance jumper at the buzzer, allowing the Hawks to improve to 18-14.

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Pacers 91, Cavaliers 76

Forward Paul George contributed a game-high 21 points and corralled eight rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday in front of a sold-out crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Center Roy Hibbert added 19 points and five blocked shots. Forward/guard Danny Granger came off the bench to add a season-high 12 points

Center Anderson Varejao led the Cavaliers with 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting. Guard Dion Waiters came off the bench to add 12.

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Warriors 94, Magic 81

The Golden State Warriors won their sixth consecutive game -- their longest winning streak in six years -- by breezing past the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.

Forward David Lee had 22 points and nine rebounds in just 28 minutes. Guard Klay Thompson had 15 points and guard Stephen Curry had nine points and eight assists. Center Andrew Bogut had eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

The Warriors, who never were challenged seriously after the first period, didn't use their starters in the final quarter. The Magic trailed by 20 points or more for much of the second half.