Paul Millsap tallied 20 points and six assists as the Atlanta Hawks won their 16th straight game with a 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Atlanta established a franchise record with their 15th consecutive win on Friday night and have won 29 of their last 31 NBA games. Al Horford tallied 19 points, six boards and four assists, while Jeff Teague added 15 points and seven helpers for Atlanta, who hasn't lost since being routed by the Milwaukee Bucks on December 26. The Hawks previously won 14 in a row from November 16 to December 14, 1993, the last time they won a division title.
By Steve Keating PHOENIX (Reuters) - With the arrival of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Super Bowl week was officially underway but the spotlight remained on the mystery of the under-inflated footballs the New England Patriots used in the AFC title game. An hour after landing in Phoenix, a smiling Seattle coach Pete Carroll and six players huddled with the media at the team hotel and faced the inevitable question: what were their thoughts on 'deflategate'? The Seahawks could afford to be relaxed with the spotlight on the Patriots, their Super Bowl opponents, while the NFL investigates why illegal balls were used by New England during a blowout victory the Indianapolis Colts that clinched a Super Bowl berth.
Bill Haas rolled in some huge birdies and made some key pars on the back nine to beat five challengers by one shot and win the PGA Tour's Humana Challenge. This is great," said the 32-year-old Haas on Sunday. Haas shot a final round 67 to finish the week at 22-under-par 266 and win for the sixth time on the PGA Tour. Second-round leader Matt Kuchar finished with a five-under 67 and he ended tied for second along with Charley Hoffman (64), Brendan Steele (64), Park Sung-Joon (65) and Steve Wheatcroft (67) at 21-under 267.
(Reuters) - Bill Haas survived a scare at the final hole to earn a one-stroke victory over five players at the $5.7 million Humana Challenge in the California desert on Sunday. Haas took the sole lead with a 10-foot birdie at the 16th hole at the PGA West Palmer course at La Quinta on his way to his second victory in the event formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic. He carded a 67 to finish at 22-under-par 266 for his sixth PGA Tour victory, leaving the 32-year-old only three short of catching his father, Jay Haas.