Paul Millsap took over for Atlanta in the fourth quarter to help hold off a Cleveland comeback and the Hawks beat the Cavaliers, who were without LeBron James, 109-101, on Tuesday night in Atlanta.

James, celebrating his 30th birthday, was held out with a sore left knee.

The Hawks led by 17 points early in the second half but had to hold off a comeback by Cleveland, which had 35 points from Kyrie Irving.

After a jam by Tristan Thompson cut the Atlanta lead to 93-90, Millsap scored Atlanta's next eight points. Millsap led the Hawks with 26 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter.

Jeff Teague had 23 points and 11 assists, and Kyle Korver sank five three-pointers while scoring 19 points.

Grizzlies 95, Spurs 87 - Mike Conley had 30 points and six assists, Marc Gasol added 17 points and host Memphis defeated San Antonio.

Conley connected on 10 of 13 from the field, and missed only one of his five shots from outside the arc as the Grizzlies won their second straight and claimed at least a tie over the Spurs in the season series.

Nets 96, Bulls 82 - Brook Lopez had a season-high 29 points, Joe Johnson had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds and Brooklyn went on to victory to snap the Chicago's seven-game winning streak.

Lopez, playing in just his fifth game since returning from a lower back strain, started in place of Kevin Garnett and was 13 for 21 from the field.

Lakers 111, Nuggets 103 - Kobe Bryant had 23 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career triple-double as the Lakers ended a three-game losing streak. - Associated Press