Atlanta, GA (AP) - Joe Johnson matched his season high with 34 points, including the first two baskets of a decisive 11-0 run in the fourth quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 102-88 on Friday night.
Josh Smith had 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Hawks.
Trevor Booker scored 18 points for the Wizards, who have lost eight straight in Atlanta since 2008.
After trailing 54-50 at halftime, the Hawks took the lead with a 24-8 run that turned a 60-56 deficit in the third quarter into an 80-68 lead less than 3 minutes into the final period.
After the Wizards scored six straight, the Hawks stretched the lead with an 11-0 run which started with back-to-back baskets by Johnson.