Hawks Stay Unbeaten, Beat Thunder 89-85

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sunday, November 9, 2008. (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks came from behind after a late Oklahoma City run to beat the Thunder 89-85 Sunday night and remain undefeated.

Johnson hit a right-handed runner to give Atlanta an 82-80 lead with 2:19 to play, then added a two-handed runout jam to extend the lead. The Hawks got two offensive rebounds on a last-minute possession, and Mike Bibby added a pair of free throws for a more comfortable cushion.

Marvin Williams added 16 points, Flip Murray finished with 14 and Mike Bibby scored 13 for Atlanta, which is off to a 5-0 start for the first time since starting the 1997-98 season with 11 straight wins.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 20 points, rookie Russell Westbrook scored 15 and Joe Smith had 14 points and nine rebounds.

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