Monday Dec. 15, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 18 of his 28 points in the second half to lead the Atlanta Hawks to an 83-79 victory over Charlotte on Monday night, extending the Bobcats' losing streak to seven.
Al Horford added 12 points and 14 rebounds for Atlanta (15-9), which won its third straight and improved to 9-1 at home.
The Hawks never led until Horford's basket in the opening minute of the fourth quarter for a 70-68 lead. Atlanta outscored Charlotte 15-9 in the fourth quarter, with the Bobcats shooting only 4-of-20.
Boris Diaw led Charlotte (7-18) with 25 points. Raymond Felton added 15.
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