Joe Johnson scores 9 of his 24 points in OT, Hawks end Bucks’ winning streak at 6

By George Henry, AP
Sunday, February 28, 2010

Johnson, Hawks end Bucks’ winning streak

ATLANTA — Joe Johnson scored nine of his 24 points in overtime, Josh Smith had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks ended Milwaukee’s winning streak at six with a 106-102 victory Sunday night.

The Bucks lost for the first time since trading for John Salmons, who finished with a season-high 32 points, including a straightaway 3-pointer that cut it to 103-102 with 9.7 seconds left in the extra period.

Atlanta has won three of four overall to improve to 23-7 at home.

Jerry Stackhouse finished with 20 points in a reserve role for the Bucks, who had won six straight overall and six in a row on the road.

Al Horford had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who leaned on Johnson to isolate Salmons in overtime for a 3-pointer that forced a 97-all tie with 2:26 left and jumpers from the left and right wings that made it 101-97 at the 1:14 mark.

Johnson added two free throws with 12.5 remaining to make it 103-99.

Jamal Crawford was 3 of 14 from the field, but was 8 for 9 on free throws to finish with 14 points.

NOTES: Milwaukee has lost six straight in Atlanta. … The Hawks improved to 61-24 at home against the Bucks.

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