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Clippers Vs. Hawks Final Score: Atlanta Move Closer To Home-Court With 109-102 Win

The Hawks moved one step closer to home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 109-102 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night in Atlanta.

The Hawks and Boston Celtics will face each other in the first round, but who gets home-court has yet to be determined. If the Celtics lose Tuesday night, the Hawks will clinch home-court advantage in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics have clinched the No. 4 seed because they won the Atlantic division.

Joe Johnson led Atlanta with 28 points on 10-for-17 shooting, including 6-for-9 from three-point range. Jeff Teague had 21 points and Marvin Williams had 18. Atlanta led by two at halftime, but used an 11-point edge in the third quarter to pull away.

While Blake Griffin and Chris Paul scored 36 and 34 points, respectively, no other Clippers player scored in double-figures.

For more on this game Hawks fans should visit Peachtree Hoops and Clippers fans should check out Clips Nation. For more news and notes from around the NBA head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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