NBA: Atlanta 126, Detroit 119 (2OT)

Dec. 26, 2012 at 10:41 PM   |   0 comments

ATLANTA, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Jeff Teague scored nine of his 17 points in the second overtime period Wednesday, leading Atlanta to a marathon 126-119 victory over Detroit.

The Hawks threw away a chance to end the game in regulation, but eventually prevailed to win their second in a row and deal the Pistons their first loss in three games.

A 3-pointer by Teague put Atlanta in front for good with 2:30 to play in the second extra session and his layup with 2 minutes left pushed the Hawks ahead by five points.

Atlanta had a six-point lead with 90 seconds left in the fourth quarter, but the Pistons rallied to go in front by one on a 3-pointer by Austin Daye with 4 seconds to go.

The Hawks' Al Horford was then fouled with 1.8 seconds remaining and he made the first free throw to tie the game. His second attempt, however, bounced away to force the first overtime.

Neither team could score in the final 51 seconds of the first extra period after Teague tied it with two free throws.

Josh Smith made 13-of-25 shots and led the Hawks in scoring with 31 points. Horford had 22 and Lou Williams added 18.

The Pistons were led by Will Bynum with 31 points.

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