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Published: Friday, 12/28/2012

Teague scores career-high 27 as Hawks use late run for 102-94 win

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CLEVELAND — Jeff Teague scored a career-high 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the game's final nine points to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-94 on Friday night.

Teague's jumper from the foul line gave the Hawks a 95-94 lead with 2:32 remaining to spark the late run and send Atlanta to its third straight win.

Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 28 points, but the Cavaliers failed to score in the final 2:53 after taking a 94-93 lead.

Lou Williams scored 16 points for Atlanta, which is 8-4 on the road. Al Horford added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Dion Waiters scored 18 points for Cleveland, which had its season-high two-game winning streak end.

Cavaliers center Anderson Varajeo, the league's leading rebounder, missed his fifth straight game with a bruised right knee.



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