Joe Johnson leads Hawks past Miami

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday Feb. 27, 2009

ATLANTA (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 24 points and Al Horford added 21 points and a career-high 22 rebounds Friday night in helping the Atlanta Hawks to a 91-83 win over the Miami Heat.

The Hawks, who had lost three straight and four of five on a recent West Coast trip, also got 14 points from Josh Smith, 13 from Marvin Williams and 12 from Flip Murray.

Michael Beasley led Miami with 23 points, 16 in the fourth period, and 21 from Dwyane Wade.

The Hawks (33-25) expanded their lead to 2 1/2 games over the Heat (30-27) for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

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