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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Green Sets Record With 907th Game

DALLAS -- A new Ironman was crowned, the Hawks were shot down for the first time this season and the champion Bulls remained winless on the road in NBA action.


A.C. Green played in an NBA-record 907th consecutive game when he took the court against Golden State, but the night was less than perfect as the previously winless Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 101-97 in overtime Thursday.


Latrell Sprewell scored 28 points to lead Golden State (1-9), who enjoyed a 66-42 rebounding edge over the 3-8 Mavs. Green was honored at halftime for breaking Randy Smith's NBA Ironman record for consecutive games played.


The forward, who finished with seven points and seven rebounds, has not missed a game since Nov. 18, 1986, when he was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.


"Despite the outcome of the game, it was a great night," said Green, who was saluted by baseball ironman Cal Ripken Jr. and NHL consecutive game streak holder Doug Jarvis. "I feel very honored by everyone. With my family being here it was sort of like playing in your backyard."


Knicks 100, Hawks 79. In Atlanta, the Hawks played without point guard Steve Smith and sixth man Alan Henderson and lost for the first time this season, 100-79 to the defensive-minded New York Knicks.


John Starks scored 20 points off the bench and Patrick Ewing contributed 18 for the Knicks (7-4), who held Atlanta to 12 points in the second quarter and used a 13-2 burst midway through the period to build a lead they never relinquished.


"Tonight we came out and we had the energy and poise to get the job done," Ewing said. "Atlanta was playing very well and Dikembe [Mutombo] is having an outstanding year so it is a sweet moment for us."


Christian Laettner scored 16 points to lead the Hawks, who had won their first 11 games. The loss left the Los Angeles Lakers as the NBA's only unbeaten team.


Smith missed the game with lower back spasms, while Henderson sat out with a sprained right ankle.


Suns 89, Bulls 85. In Phoenix, Kevin Johnson scored six points during a crucial 10-2 run late in the fourth quarter as the Phoenix Suns posted an 89-85 win over the defending champion Chicago Bulls, who remained winless on the road this season.


Johnson hit two long jumpers midway through the period to ignite the burst. He added another basket before Danny Manning capped the run, giving Phoenix an 84-77 lead with 3:38 to go.


A pair of Toni Kukoc 3-pointers brought Chicago (6-5) within one in the final minute, but the Bulls blew two golden opportunities.


Michael Jordan got inside with 20 seconds to go, but instead of taking the ball up strong, dished it to Dennis Rodman, who missed the easy layup.


Rex Chapman was fouled with 12.7 seconds remaining and made only one free throw. But Jordan failed to capitalize, missing a jumper from the top of the circle with 5.9 seconds left. Danny Manning made two free throws to seal the win.


Jordan finished with 30 points for the Bulls, who fell to 0-4 away from home as they launched a seven-game road trip.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)