Bibby Hits Winning Three In 103-100 Win

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Saturday, January 3, 2009. (AP) -- Mike Bibby made a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining, and Josh Smith scored a season-high 29 points in the Atlanta Hawks' 103-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

Joe Johnson had a season-high 14 assists, the last when he drove from the perimeter and into the left side of the lane before passing to Bibby for the winner.

The Hawks won their sixth straight at home, improving to 15-2 this season at Philips Arena. Overall, Atlanta has won six of seven.

Reserve Carl Landry scored 18 points, and Yao Ming pulled had 15 rebounds to lead Houston, which has dropped two straight and five of seven. Aaron Brooks missed a 3 from the left corner at the buzzer that would've forced overtime.

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