ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 34 points, Jamal Crawford added 22, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a nine-point, fourth-quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-97 on Wednesday night.
The Hawks, coming off consecutive road losses at Orlando and Oklahoma City, improved to 20-5 at home.
Chris Kaman and Eric Gordon each scored 17 points for Los Angeles. The Clippers finished an eight-game trip with just two wins and have dropped 13 of 15 away games.
Marcus Camby, the NBA's third-leading rebounder, had 20 rebounds for Los Angeles.
Atlanta never trailed after Crawford's two free throws made it 90-88 with 3:35 left.
The Clippers were up 70-57 after Rasual Butler's fast-break layup at the 2:16 mark of the third quarter. Their defense, however, relaxed enough to let Atlanta go on a 13-0 run that ended with Crawford's free throw.
Johnson began the second half going 7 for 8 from the field and finished 11 for 21, with three 3-pointers.
NOTES: The Clippers dropped to 2-15 when starting the fourth quarter with a deficit. ... Atlanta improved to 18-6 when Crawford, who went 8 for 16 from the field, hits at least 50 percent of his shots.