Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 1/16/12
ATLANTA (AP) -- Josh Smith scored 28 points and pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds and Joe Johnson added 27 points to help the Atlanta Hawks win their third straight game with a 93-84 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday. Leandro Barbosa finished with 22 points in a reserve role for Toronto, which has lost five straight. Toronto was without center Andrea Bargnani, the NBA's ninth-leading scorer, for the third straight game because of a strained left calf. Reserve guard James Johnson didn't play because of a sprained right ankle. The Raptors twice cut the lead to one late in the third quarter when Barbosa hit a pair of free throws and a runner, but Atlanta went on an 18-9 run that Jeff Teague ended with a free throw to make it 81-71 with 7:55 remaining. Toronto never got closer than five after Ed Davis scored inside over Smith to make it 85-80 with 2:12 left. Smith responded on the next possession by jumping from the right baseline and tipping in Johnson's missed runner to give the Hawks an 87-80 lead. Atlanta improved to 10-4 overall, 6-1 at home. Jose Calderon had 13 points and 11 assists and Amir Johnson added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who have lost seven of eight overall and dropped to 2-6 on the road. Teague gave Atlanta its biggest lead at 13 when his short, floating jumper made it 43-30 at the 3:55 mark of the second. The Hawks never trailed after Smith's layup made it 13-11 at the 6:35 mark of the first. NOTES: Davis had 11 rebounds. ... Johnson and Teague each had six assists. ... Hawks G Tracy McGrady finished with no points and three assists in 8 minutes after missing the past three games with back spasms. ... Atlanta has won five straight over the Raptors and seven in a row at home.
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