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ATLANTA (AP) -- Joe Johnson led another balanced attack with 18 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 101-83 on Wednesday night.
The Hawks have had six players score in double figures in each of their first two wins to open the season. Tracy McGrady had 11 points off the bench to join Atlanta's five starters in double figures.
Marvin Williams scored 17 points, Josh Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Al Horford added another double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.
Nick Young had 21 points and John Wall added 20 for Washington, which has lost its first two games. JaVale McGee had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, who never led.
Washington's Andray Blatche, who complained after the Wizards' season-opening loss to New Jersey that he needed the ball more often in the paint, had only four points while shooting 2 of 13.
The Hawks led 85-64 after three quarters before missing their first 11 shots from the field in the final period to allow Washington to cut into the lead.
The Hawks seized momentum from Tuesday night's 106-70 opening win at New Jersey by scoring the first 11 points and making their first five 3-pointers.
Johnson's third 3-pointer gave Atlanta a 19-4 lead. Jeff Teague left the game with two fouls with about 6 minutes left in the opening quarter, and Wall immediately started a hot scoring streak against Hawks backup point guard Jannero Pargo.
Wall and Young combined for 18 straight points for the Wizards, who cut Atlanta's lead to 35-33 early in the second period. The Hawks closed the half with a 20-9 run for a 55-42 halftime lead.
NOTES: Shaquille O'Neal, now working as an analyst for the Atlanta-based TNT's NBA telecasts, had a front-row seat. ... Wizards G-F Maurice Evans did not dress after having his knee drained. ... Wizards rookie F Jan Vesely did not travel with the team to Atlanta. Vesely, already out with a sore right hip, has the flu. ... The Hawks took a 45-32 advantage in rebounds.
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Joe Johnson led another balanced attack with 18 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 101-83 on Wednesday night. The Hawks have had six players score in double figures in each of their first two wins to open the season. Tracy McGrady had 11 points off the bench to join Atlanta's five starters in double figures.
Joe Johnson led another balanced attack with 18 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 101-83 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) Joe Johnson led another balanced attack with 18 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 101-83
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