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Korver ties record in Atlanta win

Kyle Korver scored 23 points and tied an NBA for consecutive games with a 3-pointer as the Hawks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 107-97 Wednesday.

Korver tied Dana Barros’ 18-year old record by hitting a three in his 89th straight game. Barros set the record during stints with Philadelphia and Boston from 1994-1996.

Korver, in his second year with Atlanta (10-10), hit a three 23 seconds into the game to tie the mark, then hit five more to help the Hawks snap a two-game losing streak.

Atlanta forward Paul Milsap led all scorers with 25 points. Blake Griffin had 24 points for the Clippers (12-7), who lost for the fifth consecutive time in Atlanta.

Portland 111, Oklahoma City 104

LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high 38 points and the Blazers’ entire starting five scored in double figures.

Damon Lillard and Nicolas Batum had 14 points each, Wesley Matthews scored 13 and Robin Lopez added 12 points with 10 rebounds for Portland, which improved to a Western Conference-best 16-3.

Oklahoma City (13-4) got 33 points from Kevin Durant, but had its eight-game winning streak snapped.

Detroit 105, Milwaukee 98

Andre Drummond had 24 points and 19 rebounds as the Pistons won their third consecutive game.

The 3-15 Bucks, who continued their worst start since 1993-1994, led 45-40 at halftime, but were out-scored 35-17 in the third as Drummond had seven points and Greg Monroe had 10 of his 18 points.

Detroit (9-10) was coming off a 107-97 win at Miami Tuesday and won consecutive road games for the first time since beating Washington and Cleveland in March, 2012.

Ersan Ilyasova led the Bucks with 22 points.

Cleveland 98, Denver 88

Thanks to huge nights from Tristan Thompson (17 points and a career-high 21 rebounds) and Kyrie Irving (23 points), the Cavaliers ended Denver’s seven-game winning streak.

Anderson Varejao had 18 points and 13 rebounds off the bench for Cleveland (6-12) which won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Denver (11-7), which hadn’t lost since November 18, got 16 points from Randy Foye and 15 points and 11 rebounds from J.J. Hickson.

Phoenix 97, Houston 88

The backcourt combination of Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic combined for 39 points and the Suns moved above .500 at 10-9.

Bledsoe added seven assists to his 20-point night and Phoenix also got 18 points from P.J. Tucker in snapping a three-game losing streak in Houston.

Aaron Brooks scored 17 points off the bench for the Rockets (13-7), who had their six-game home winning streak snapped.

Indiana 95, Utah 86

The Pacers held Utah to 41 percent shooting and Paul George had 19 points in the road win.

Indiana, which leads the Eastern Conference at 17-2, was coming off a loss to Portland Monday that snapped a seven-game winning streak, but bounced back and won in Utah for the first time since November, 2005.

Derrick Favors had 22 points and 13 rebounds and Enis Kanter added 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Utah (4-16).

Dallas 100, New Orleans 97

Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Mavericks survived in New Orleans.

Nowitzki gave Dallas (12-8) the lead at 98-97 on a free throw with 32 seconds left, then got a piece of Eric Gordon’s jumper with 13 seconds to play, the last of Nowitzki’s season-high four blocked shots. The forward, in his 16th season with Dallas, hit two more free throws and Ryan Anderson missed a potential-tying 3-pointer.

New Orleans (9-9) guard Jrue Holiday led all scorers with 26 points.