Johnson Leads Streaking Hawks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Dec. 30, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and the streaking Atlanta Hawks beat the Indiana Pacers 110-104 on Tuesday night.

Josh Smith had 24 points, Mike Bibby scored 15 and Al Horford added 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks, who have won six straight games and nine of 10.

Danny Granger had 25 points, Jarrett Jack 22 and Jeff Foster finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers in their fourth consecutive loss.

After the Pacers cut Atlanta's lead to one on Jack's three-point play with 1:36 left, Johnson drained a 3-pointer to make it 108-104. Granger missed a layup on the Pacers' ensuing possession, and Johnson hit two free throws to finish the scoring.

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