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ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 33 points, Danilo Gallinari added 25 and the Atlanta Hawks held on to beat the Golden State Warriors 121-110 in the NBA on Friday night.

Klay Thompson finished with 37 points, hitting a season-high nine 3-pointers, and Jordan Poole had 24 for the Warriors, playing without Stephen Curry because of sprained left foot. They have dropped four of five.

Golden State, third in the Western Conference, was coming off a rousing win at Miami on Wednesday night before faltering against the Hawks. Atlanta, the No. 10 team in the East, had dropped two of three.

KNICKS 111, HEAT 103

MIAMI (AP) — Immanuel Quickley scored 20 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, leading a huge comeback that carried New York Knicks past reeling Miami Heat.

RJ Barrett added 18 points for the Knicks. They trailed by 17 points with 11 minutes left before closing on a 38-13 run and handing Miami a third consecutive loss — all of them against teams who were missing top players.

Jimmy Butler led Miami with 30 points. The Eastern Conference-leading Heat have a half-game lead over defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.

76ERS 122, CLIPPERS 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Harden had 29 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, Joel Embiid added 27 points and 10 boards and Philadelphia 76ers rolled past Los Angeles Clippers.

It is the first time since Harden was acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster trade on Feb. 10 that the two All-Stars have had a double-double in the same game for the Sixers, who led by 21 points at halftime and by as many as 28 in the fourth quarter.

It is Embiid’s 38th double-double, which is tied for seventh in the league.

Amir Coffey scored 21 points and Isaiah Hartenstein had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Clippers, who have dropped five straight, with the last three coming by at least 12 points.

TIMBERWOLVES 116, MAVERICK

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and nine rebounds and Minnesota Timberwolves made up for a narrow loss at Dallas four days earlier.

Jordan McLaughlin had a season-high 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting for the Timberwolves. They moved a half-game behind idle Denver for the sixth spot that they badly want in the Western Conference to avoid the play-in tournament.

Luka Doncic had 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Mavericks, who missed an opportunity to pass Utah for sole possession of fourth place in the Western Conference. The Mavericks are tied with the Jazz for home-court advantage for their likely first-round matchup. They will face each other Sunday.

HORNETS 107, JAZZ 101

CHARLOTTE, N.C, (AP) — Miles Bridges had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Terry Rozier added 25 points and Charlotte Hornets bounced back from an ugly loss to beat Utah Jazz.

LaMelo Ball added 21 points for the Hornets. They had their five-game winning streak snapped Wednesday night with a 15-point loss to New York.

Charlotte wrapped up a five-game homestand with a 4-1 record and pulled within a half-game of Brooklyn Nets for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.

Donovan Mitchell had 26 points for Utah. The Jazz who have lost three straight.

WIZARDS 100, PISTONS 97

DETROIT (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 30 points and 10 rebounds and Washington Wizard held on to beat Detroit Pistons.

Deni Avdija added 21 points and 10 rebounds to help the Wizards sweep the four-game season series.

Marvin Bagley III led Detroit with 25 points, and Cade Cunningham added 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

ROCKETS 125, TRAIL BLAZERS 106

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jalen Green hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and NBA-worst Houston Rockets beat Portland Trail Blazers in the opener of a two-game set to snap an 11-game road losing streak.

Trendon Watford had 19 points for Portland. The Trail Blazers have lost 12 of 14.