Posted April 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
After alternating wins and losses over a nine-game stretch, the Atlanta Hawks could get on a roll against the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers. With Al Horford's status unknown, the Hawks try to make it two in a row Monday night as they host a Cavaliers team mired in a season-worst eight-game losing streak. Sitting percentage points behind fifth-place Chicago and 1 1/2 games in back of Brooklyn for fourth place in the Eastern Conference, Atlanta (41-33) opened a four-game homestand with Saturday's 97-88 win over Orlando. Josh Smith had 21 points and nine rebounds and Devin Harris added 17 points and six assists, but it was Ivan Johnson who stole the show. With Zaza Pachulia out for the season and Horford sidelined for a second straight game due to a stomach illness, Johnson compiled 21 points and 10 rebounds in a career-high 34:28 off the bench. "(Smith) has great length and athleticism," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn. "The Hawks have big, strong, physical guys that make it tough to scor...
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