Wednesday, November 25
ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Jeff Teague added 16 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics 121-97 last night. Atlanta had dropped four of five and was coming off a loss Saturday at Cleveland in which coach Mike Budenholzer was ejected and subsequently fined $25,000 for bumping into referee Ben Taylor.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks retired Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 jersey last night to honor the longtime shot blocker's Hall of Fame enshrinement. Mutombo signed as a free agent in 1996 to make Atlanta the second stop on an 18-year career he spent with five other teams.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Evan Bradds, Amanze Egekeze and Craig Bradshaw scored 17 points apiece to help Belmont beat Kennesaw State 80-55 yesterday. Egekeze and Bradshaw each grabbed eight rebounds and Bradshaw added five assists. Austin Luke had nine assists for Belmont.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keron Deshields scored 14 points and Wayne Martin 13 and Tennessee State beat Reinhardt 77-61 last night. The Buccaneers scored the first 13 points and led at halftime 44-20 with Martin scoring nine points and Christian Griggs-Williams all eight of his.