CLEVELAND — Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points, including a 20-foot jumper at the buzzer in the second overtime, to give the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on tonight.
Teague's fallaway jumper over Tristan Thompson bounced off the rim five times before falling through the net to give Atlanta the victory. Teague fell to the floor after shooting the ball and was mobbed by his teammates.
Teague's 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left tied the game at 108-all in the first overtime.
Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 40 points, including 12 in the second OT.
Hawks center Al Horford, who scored two baskets late in regulation to tie the game, suffered an apparent shoulder injury in the first OT and didn't return.
Irving hit a 3-pointer and a layup a steal for the first five points of the second overtime.
Thompson followed with a basket and a three-point play to give Cleveland a 118-113 lead with 2:50 remaining, but the Hawks weren't finished. Kyle Korver converted a four-point play with 2:33 remaining that cut the lead to one. Irving and Korver exchanged 3-pointers, Cleveland's all-star point guard followed with a jumper for a 123-120 lead.
Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters returned after missing three games because of tendinitis in his right wrist. He scored 20 points in 41 minutes.
NOTES: Irving has scored at least 20 points in seven consecutive home games.
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