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NBA Game Summary - Atlanta at Denver



(Thursday, November 7th)

Final Score: Denver 108, Atlanta 107

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ty Lawson poured in a team-high 23 points to go with seven rebounds and eight assists to help Denver secure its first win and hold off the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday.

Lawson banked home a three with 58.8 seconds left to put the Nuggets up 107-102.

The Hawks responded with a quick Jeff Teague jumper three seconds later to make it a three-point game.

Lawson then got tied up with Paul Millsap, and the Hawks controlled the tip. Millsap was fouled while attempting a close turnaround jumper, and converted on the subsequent free throws to pull Atlanta within 107-106 with just over 26 ticks remaining.

Atlanta was forced to foul Lawson, who missed the first free throw, but was able to convert the next for a 108-106 edge.

The Hawks went to Al Horford, who couldn't get his tough layup to go, but Millsap was fouled on the rebound.

Millsap's first free throw rimmed out, but he drained the second to cut it to 108-107 with just eight seconds left.

After a timeout advanced the ball past half court, the Hawks quickly fouled Nate Robinson, who sunk the first free throw, but missed his second to give Atlanta a chance to tie or win the game.

Millsap took the ball on the left block and fired a step-back jumper that rimmed out. Horford was there for the rebound, but couldn't get his shot to go at the buzzer and Denver held on for their first win of the season.

"I had a smaller guy on me so I figured I could shoot over the top of him," said Millsap. "I knew it would be difficult to get to the basket. I settled for my step-back jump shot. I felt like it was a good shot, it didn't go in."

Robinson scored 15 points off the bench while JaVale McGee and Randy Foye finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Nuggets, who shot 56 percent from beyond the arc (14-for-25).

"Nothing is going to be easy with this team, every night it's going to be a dog fight," Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said. "We almost did everything in our power to not win it."

Millsap poured in a game-high 29 points to go with 10 rebounds and five assists and Horford finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Hawks, who have dropped two of their last three games.

After playing to a 26-26 deadlock over the first 12 minutes, the Nuggets were able to grab a 54-51 edge at the break.

Denver pushed their lead to 72-67 near the midway point of the third, but the Hawks shot their way back in it, and briefly took a 76-75 lead. The teams traded blows the rest of the way and went into the final frame tied at 83-83.

Game Notes

Lawson has scored at least 20 points in four straight games ... Denver avoided its first 0-4 start since 1998-99 ... The Nuggets had dropped their first two home games of the season after closing the 2012-13 campaign on a 23-game winning streak ... Hawks rookie Dennis Schroder served a one-game suspension for striking Kings center DeMarcus Cousins in the groin on Tuesday ... Kyle Korver scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting in the setback.

11/08 00:50:54 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DAL
 
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OKC
DET
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
HOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
 
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR