Saturday March 22, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 34 points, Mike Bibby had 20
and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 98-90 tonight. Josh Smith finished with 19 points for Atlanta, which took its sixth straight home victory against Orlando.
The Magic, who dropped to 22-2 on the road when entering the
fourth quarter with a lead, had won seven of eight overall. Bibby caused matchup problems for the Magic and had a game-high eight assists.
Dribbling from the perimeter into the top of the lane, Bibby
drew Orlando center Dwight Howard and another defender toward him.
Al Horford cut in behind Howard to catch Bibby's bounce pass and
hit a runner that gave the Hawks a 91-85 lead with 2:04 remaining.
Johnson hit five of seven shots from the field in the third
quarter, and finished off the win with two free throws in the final