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MILWAUKEE — Joe Johnson scored 15 of his season-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, rallying the Atlanta Hawks to a 97-92 victory over the Milwaukee Buckson Monday night.
Josh Smith had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 15 points in the opener of Atlanta’s five-game road trip.
Brandon Jennings had 21 points and 11 assists to lead Milwaukee, and Mike Dunleavy added 17 points.
Johnson tied the score at 84 with a 19-foot jumper. After the Bucks failed to connect on their next two possessions, Johnson put Atlanta ahea with a tiebreaking five-footer.
Drew Gooden hit a 3-pointer from deep in the corner for Milwaukee to tie the score at 88, but Smith hit a 3 and Johnson made two free throws to push the Hawks ahead for good at 93-90 with 16.6 seconds left.