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Wizards Vs. Hawks: Joe Johnson Leads Atlanta Over Washington 102-88

Joe Johnson tied his season high with 34 points as the Atlanta Hawks snapped a two game losing streak by defeating the Washington Wizards 102-88.

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NBA Scores And More: Hawks End Week 2-2

The Atlanta Hawks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, and their results the last week are a big reason why. Atlanta played four games between Sunday and Friday, winning two and losing two.

Atlanta concluded their six game road trip this past week, as they visited Sacramento on Sunday before headed to Denver on Tuesday and Los Angeles on Wednesday. Atlanta did manage to beat the Kings, winning 106-99. The last two games of Atlanta's six game road trip didn't end well for the Hawks and their fans, as Atlanta lost 118-117 in overtime to the Nuggets before losing 96-82 to the Clippers.

There's no doubt that the Hawks were happy to return home, as Atlanta went 2-4 on their six game road trip. Joe Johnson scored 32 points for Atlanta, as they returned home on Friday to beat the lowly Wizards 102-88.

This coming week will be another busy week for the Hawks, as they play five games between Sunday and Saturday.

For more on the Hawks, head over to Peach Tree Hoops. For more on the NBA, be sure to check out SB Nation's NBA coverage.

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Wizards Vs. Hawks Final Score: Joe Johnson's 34 Points Lead Atlanta Over Washington

The Atlanta Hawks snap a two game losing streak by defeating the Washington Wizards 102-88 Friday night at Philips Arena. After pretty much letting the Wizards have their way in the first half, Atlanta clamped down in the third quarter holding Washington to just 10 points. The Hawks outscored the Wizards 52-34 in the second half to claim the victory.

Joe Johnson scored 18 of his 34 points in the first half going 12-19 from the field and 6-8 from three-point range. Johnson also had six rebounds and five assists in the game. Josh Smith did a little bit of everything finishing with 23 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and three steals. Jeff Teague added 14 points and five steals while Zaza Pachulia logged another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Trevor Booker scored 18 points to lead the Wizards. John Wall added 14 points and nine assists but was also credited with nine turnovers. Roger Mason added 12 while Andray Blatche finished with eight.

Atlanta improves to 25-19 on the season and extends their lead over the Boston Celtics to one full game for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

For more on this game Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops and Bullets fans should join the conversation at Bullets Forever. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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Wizards Vs. Hawks Score: Atlanta Trails Washington 54-50 Despite 18 Points From Joe Johnson

The Atlanta Hawks returned home from a six-game road trip but trail the hot-shooting Washington Wizards 54-50 at halftime despite getting 18 points from Joe Johnson in the first half. The Wizards hit 54 percent of their shots in the first half including 5-7 attempts from three-point range. If the Hawks are going to snap a two game losing streak then they are going to have to pick up the defensive intensity.

Johnson hit 7-11 shots in the first half and was 4-5 from beyond-the-arc. Josh Smith added 10 points and four assists while Jeff Teague has nine points, three assists and four steals.

John Wall and Roger Mason scored 10 points each to lead the Wizards. Trevor Booker added eight points and five boards. All 10 Wizards players that appeared in the game scored in the first half.

For more on this game Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops and Bullets fans should join the conversation at Bullets Forever. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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Wizards Vs. Hawks Time, TV, Radio Info And More

The Atlanta Hawks return home from a six-game road trip and will try to snap a two game winning streak when they take on the Washington Wizards.

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