NBA Game Summary - Washington at Atlanta
(Tuesday, February 10th)
Final Score: Atlanta 111, Washington 90
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Joe Johnson poured in 22 points, doled out eight assists and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks in a 111-90 rout of the lowly Washington Wizards at Philips Arena.
Flip Murray added 16 points and Maurice Evans 14 for the Hawks, who have won four of their last six games. Zaza Pachulia and Acie Law both had 11 points, with Pachulia adding 12 boards.
Mike Bibby was back in uniform after missing Saturday's 121-97 blowout loss to the Clippers with a sprained left foot. He had 12 points and six helpers in the triumph.
Caron Butler donated 22 points and eight boards for the Wizards, who have lost nine of their last 11 contests. JaVale McGee added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Antawn Jamison finished with 17 points and 12 boards.
Washington center Darius Songaila left in the second quarter with a bruised left elbow and did not return. He had just two points in 15 1/2 minutes before the departure.
The Hawks grabbed a 26-17 lead after the first quarter, and a 16-0 Atlanta run, highlighted by a pair of three-pointers from Johnson, contributed to a 53-37 lead for the home team at the break.
Jamison's layup and McGee's putback slam dunk brought the Wizards within 12, 58-46, with 7:32 left in third quarter.
Atlanta responded with 10 straight points to find itself ahead 68-46 with 4:40 left.
"We played, I don't want to call it basketball, but we didn't play smart at all," said Jamison. "We freelance a lot and we like to do things on our own."
Washington cut it to 77-61 heading into the final 12 minutes, but Evans' three-pointer gave the Hawks a 20-point lead, 90-70, with 7:38 showing on the clock.
"Tonight was a total team effort," said Atlanta head coach Mike Woodson. "We haven't had a lot of games this season where we've had an opportunity to rest the starters."
The Hawks are 19-6 at home this season...The Wizards have not recorded consecutive wins since beating Oklahoma City and Houston on December 27 and 29, respectively...Atlanta has gone 3-0 against Washington this season and is unbeaten in the past four meetings. Washington is 6-4 over the past 10 trips to Philips Arena.
02/10 22:35:53 ET