ATLANTA — Danilo Gallinari made seven 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 123-114 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in a matchup of teams battling for playoff positioning in their respective conferences.
The Hawks snapped Portland’s four-game winning streak, which had come entirely on the road. Bodgan Bogdanovic had 25 points for the Hawks and also made seven 3-pointers. Damian Lillard led Portland with 33 points.
Atlanta came into the night tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference. The Trail Blazers held the same spot in the West. Both teams want to avoid the play-in tournament. Carmelo Anthony moved into 10th place on the NBA’s career scoring list with 14 points against the Atlanta Hawks.
Anthony now has 27,318 points in his career, surpassing Elvin Hayes (27,313) to move into the Top 10. Next up for the 36-year-old Anthony: Moses Malone at 27,409 points In the past two seasons, Anthony has passed nine players on the career scoring list. He knocked off Alex English, Kevin Garnett, John Havlicek and Paul Pierce last season. This season, he’s taken down Tim Duncan, Dominique Wilkins, Oscar Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon and now Hayes.
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