Hawks reserves Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack led a fourth-quarter surge on a night when starters were struggling, and Atlanta held to beat the Washington Wizards 106-102 Tuesday.
Wizards forward Nene is sidelined with a right foot injury.
LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter.
Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal has made his season debut after being sidelined since breaking his left wrist in early October.
The Wizards and the Pacers both wrapped up four games in five days on Saturday night, and had played overtime games three days ago.
Dressed in the same pinstriped purple dinosaur jersey that Damon Stoudamire once wore, Kyle Lowry broke a record belonging to the former Toronto point guard.
The Washington Wizards could be closer to a deal that would build a new state-of-the-art training facility for the team.
LeBron didn’t just join the Cleveland Cavaliers. He came to save the world, so to speak, to bring financial and spiritual lubricant to the Rust Belt, an area of America that has been lost to the the meat-hook realities of economics.
John Wall had seven of his 31 points in overtime, and the Washington Wizards won their fourth straight and gained a tiny measure of revenge from last season’s playoffs Wednesday night with a 96-94 win over a resilient but even-more-depleted Indiana Pacers.
Paul Pierce and Garrett Temple each scored 17 points, and the Wizards beat the Knicks for the fourth straight time, 98-83 on Tuesday night.