Dec 26, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) saves the ball from heading out of bounds during the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. The Hawks beat the Cavaliers 127-125. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Teague hits game-winning jumper to sink Cavaliers

There was nothing pretty about the shot, but Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague figured out a way to get it down (with the help of gravity).

It was the second big shot that Teague made on the night. His first came with 4.4 seconds left to play in the first overtime, when he hit a game-tying three-pointer to send the game to a second bonus period.

The Cleveland Cavaliers scored the first five points of the second overtime (all by Kyrie Irving) to take a strangle-hold on the game. However, the Hawks stormed back and scored 19 points to the Cavs 12 the rest of the period to secure the win. The Cavs got a timely basket to tie it up at 125, but the Hawks had one more chance to win the game. Teague did the job, barely, as he secured the 127-125 win for the Hawks.

Teague finished with 34 points and 14 assists. Paul Millsap had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Al Horford went for 25 points and eight rebounds and Kyle Korver added 20 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and dropped nine dimes for the Cavs in the loss.



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