Joe Johnson leads Hawks past Mavs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thursday March 19, 2009

ATLANTA (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 24 points, and reserve Flip Murray had 19 in the Atlanta Hawks' seventh straight victory, 95-87 over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.

The Hawks moved four games ahead of fifth-place Miami in the
Eastern Conference standings.

Dallas, which has lost three of four to drop 1 1/2 behind seventh-place Utah in the Western Conference, but the Mavericks are still 3 1/2 ahead of Phoenix for the eighth and final playoff spoot.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points and 12 rebounds for Dallas, which was without two starters, swingman Josh Howard, who has a sore left ankle, and forward Erick Dampier, who has a swollen left knee and missed his first game of the season.

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