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Dwight Howard had 21 points and 23 rebounds Saturday to lead the Orlando Magic to an 88-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Rashard Lewis added 16 points and Rafer Alston 14 for the Magic, who have won eight of their last nine games. Orlando is a half game behind second-place Boston in the NBA Eastern
Al Horford had 23 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday, sparking the Atlanta Hawks to a 119-97 win over the Sacramento Kings. Josh Smith added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Joe Johnson 20 points for Atlanta, which has won six straight.
The Atlanta Hawks, led by Joe Johnson's 35 points, won their fifth straight game Sunday, ripping the Portland Trail Blazers 98-80. The Hawks took control of the contest late in the third quarter and coasted to the win. Josh Smith contributed 19 points, Mike Bibby had 15 and Al Horford 13 for Atlanta. Brandon Roy tallied 29 points and added five assists, and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 19 points for Portland, which had won six of its previous eight games.
Joe Johnson scored 30 points Monday to carry the Atlanta Hawks to an 89-79 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. The Hawks played without forward Marvin Williams, who had lower back pain. Josh Smith had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks.
Milwaukee used 67 points from Charlie Villanueva, Richard Jefferson and Ramon Sessions combined Saturday to forge a 110-107 win over Atlanta. Villanueva led the way with 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Dwight Howard produced his 26th double-double of the season Wednesday and Orlando fended off Atlanta 106-102. Although the Hawks twice got within three in the final 30 seconds, they could not make the key stop that would have allowed them a shot at tying the game. Howard scored 23 points and grabbed 19 rebounds and both Rashard Lewis and Hedo Turkoglu had 20 points.
Joe Johnson's triple-double Tuesday lifted the Atlanta Hawks to a 99-88 win over hapless Oklahoma City. Johnson finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Marvin Williams added 21 points and seven rebounds for the Hawks, who improved to 5-1 on their eight-game homestand.
Joe Johnson's jump shot gave Atlanta a three-point lead with 1:32 to play Friday and the Hawks held on to defeat New York 98-95. Neither side managed to score after Johnson's field goal.
Joe Johnson scored 26 points Wednesday and the Atlanta Hawks welcomed Josh Smith back in their lineup by defeating Memphis 105-95. The Grizzlies have lost seven in a row. Smith had missed the previous 12 games with a sprained ankle, but he helped Atlanta to its fifth win in seven outings by scoring 14 points with six rebounds. Mike Bibby added 20 points for Atlanta and Marvin Williams had 16.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith has been suspended two games for throwing an elbow at the head of Phoenix Suns guard Raja Bell, the NBA announced Tuesday.