Johnson has big fourth quarter as Hawks beat Bucks

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MILWAUKEE — Joe John­son scored 15 of his season-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, rallying the Atlanta Hawks to a 97-92 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

Josh Smith had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 15 points in the opener of Atlanta’s five-game road trip.

Brandon Jennings had 21 points and 11 assists to lead Milwaukee, and Mike Dunleavy added 17 points.

CELTICS 87, MAGIC 56

In Boston, Paul Pierce and former Magic forward Brandon Bass each scored 19 points to carry injury-riddled Boston to a win.

Orlando set franchise lows for points and field goals (16). Boston was without starters Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and three bench players.

BULLS 110, NETS 95

In Chicago, Derrick Rose and Richard Hamilton each scored 22 points to lead Chicago past New Jersey.

Hamilton set season highs in points and assists (10). Rose added eight assists and hung with Deron Williams after missing four games with a sprained left big toe.

ROCKETS 107,
TIMBERWOLVES 92

In Minneapolis, Kevin Martin scored 31 to lead Houston to its seventh win in a row, beating Minnesota in coach Kevin McHale’s first game back at Tar­get Center since being fired by the Timberwolves in 2009.

SPURS 104, HORNETS 102

In New Orleans, Tim Duncan sank a 13-foot running hook in a lane with 1.4 seconds left to finish with a season-high 28 points, helping send New Orleans to its eighth consecutive loss.

Tony Parker added 20 points and a career-high 17 assists as San Antonio snapped a two-game skid.

In Oklahoma City, Russell West­brook and reserve James Harden each scored 24 points and Kevin Durant added 20 as Oklahoma City took its fourth consecutive blowout win at home.

The Thunder built up a 30-point lead midway through the second quarter, and De­troit got no closer than 17 after the opening period.

76ERS 103, WIZARDS 83

In Philadelphia, Elton Brand had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Jrue Holiday also scored 17 to lead Philadelphia. Jodie Meeks added 15 points and Andre Iguodala had 11 assists. The Wizards lost their third in a row and remained the NBA’s only winless road team.

THUNDER 99, PISTONS 79


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