Johnson leads Hawks past Raptors

Atlanta Hawks 100, Toronto Raptors 77

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TORONTO — Joe Johnson needed just three quarters to match his season high with 30 points, Tracy McGrady scored 15 against his former team and the Atlanta Hawks recorded their sixth consecutive victory over the Raptors, beating Toronto 100-77 on Tuesday night.

Atlanta's Joe Johnson (right) makes a pass over Toronto's DeMar DeRozan during the 23-point win.  FRANK GUNN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
FRANK GUNN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Atlanta's Joe Johnson (right) makes a pass over Toronto's DeMar DeRozan during the 23-point win.

The Hawks won their third in a row overall.

KNICKS 113, PISTONS 86

In New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points in his return to the lineup, Landry Fields added 16 of his 18 in a flawless first half, and New York snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Detroit.

CELTICS 93, CAVALIERS 90

In Cleveland, Paul Pierce scored 20 points, Ray Allen had 12 in the third quarter and Boston avenged a disappointing loss to Cleveland two days earlier.

PACERS 106, NETS 99

In Indianapolis, Paul George scored a career-high 24 points to lead Indiana to a win over New Jersey.


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