Portland 111, Atlanta 109, OT

By: assocaited press
By: assocaited press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Travis Outlaw's long jumper with one second left in overtime sank a comeback by the Atlanta Hawks, who have lost three straight heading into a five-game western road trip.

Guarded by Josh Smith, Outlaw held the ball outside the 3-point line until less than five seconds remained. Then Outlaw took a couple of dribbles inside the circle before pulling up and making the jumper, lifting Portland to a 111-109 victory yesterday.

Joe Johnson, who scored 37 points, missed a last-second shot for Atlanta.

The Hawks trailed 96-89 with 3:50 left in regulation but came back at the free-throw line. The Hawks scored 11 straight points on free throws to pull even at 100 with 32 seconds left.

Tyronn Lue had 18 points and Smith had 17 points and 17 rebounds for Atlanta. Marvin Williams and Josh Childress each added 11. Outlaw led Portland with 23 points.

The Trail Blazers won their sixth straight over the Hawks, who begin the road stretch tomorrow in Denver and will play at Portland on Sunday.


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