Hawks overcome Spurs in overtime to stretch win streak to three
San Antonio's Patty Mills falls as Atlanta's Tim Hardaway Jr. secures the ball. AP

THE Hawks overcame shaky free throw shooting in the endgame, their two of four penalties in the dying moments of overtime enough to overcome the San Antonio Spurs, 114-112, on Sunday in Atlanta (Monday, Manila time).

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard tied the game at 112 with a triple, a half minute left to play.

Tim Hardaway Jr. was sent to the stripe after a Danny Green foul and made only one of two shots, and Dennis Schroder also went 1 for 2 when fouled by Green.

Leonard missed a layup at the buzzer and the Hawks notched their third straight win.

Hardaway hit a triple with three seconds left in teh fourth to force overtime.

Paul Millsap scored 32 points on 11 of 23 shooting, and also had 13 rebounds in 47 minutes of action as the Hawks notched their 18th win against 16 losses.

Hardaway had 29 points, making 11 of 13 field goal attempts, while Schroder had a double-double of 16 points and 10 assists.

The Spurs saw their win streak end at four, even as LaMarcus Aldridge came up with a solid performance.

Aldridge scored 27 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, while Tony Parker had 22 points for the Spurs.

Leonard finished with 13 points, making 3 of 12 field goal attempts for San Antonio, which absorbed its seventh loss in 34 games.

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