Saturday, March 30, 2013
ATLANTA (AP) -- Ivan Johnson scored a season-high 21 points off the bench Saturday, and Devin Harris had 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Atlanta Hawks pulled away to beat the Orlando Magic 97-88.
The Hawks used their 27th different starting lineup in a game between short-handed teams, but the result was familiar. Atlanta (41-33) has beaten Orlando 10 straight times and is now fifth in the Eastern Conference playoff race, a half-game ahead of Chicago.
Atlanta took a 45-44 lead into halftime when Josh Smith beat the buzzer off an offensive rebound as time expired. That capped a solid half for the Hawks power forward, who scored 14 of his 21 points in the first two periods.
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