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NBA: Atlanta 102, Cleveland 94

Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Jeff Teague touched off a game-closing, nine-point run Friday that rallied Atlanta to a 102-94 decision over Cleveland.

The Hawks won their third in a row, limiting the Cavaliers to 14 points in the final period.

Cleveland took a 94-93 lead with 3:01 to play on a layup by Kyrie Irving and did not manage another point.

Teague put the Hawks in front for good with 2:31 remaining and finished with 27 points. He made three of Atlanta's 11 3-pointers and hit 11-of-19 from the field.

Lou Williams contributed 16 points for the Hawks and Al Horford had 14.

Cleveland, which had won two in a row for the first time this season, lost for the seventh time in nine games. Irving paced the Cavaliers with 28 points and Dion Waiters had 18.

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