Maurice Evans scored 22 points, and Joe Johnson added 21 points and 10 assists to help the Atlanta Hawks beat the New Jersey Nets 130-107 on Sunday for their fourth straight win.
Devin Harris, who started despite a sprained left pinky finger, scored 23 points for the Nets, who allowed a season high in points in their third consecutive loss _ dropping the NBA's worst record to 2-22.
Josh Smith and Al Horford each finished with 16 points for Atlanta, which improved to 10-2 at home. Jamal Crawford added 13 points, and Mike Bibby and rookie Jeff Teague each had 12.
Evans made his first start this season after forward Marvin Williams was unable to play because of an upset stomach.
New Jersey dropped to 2-4 since general manager Kiki Vandeweghe became interim coach Dec. 1.
The Nets' last lead came on Courtney Lee's 3-pointer with 5:34 left in the second quarter, but Atlanta went on a 19-7 run that ended on Johnson's 6-foot jumper in the first minute of the third to make it 64-50.
Randolph Morris' free throw in the final minute gave Atlanta its biggest lead at 26 points.
Brook Lopez finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds for New Jersey, which endured its third loss of 19 or more points. Reserve Terrence Williams added 18 points for the Nets.
Harris had 15 points in the second half on 6-for-10 shooting.
NOTES: Nets F Chris Douglas-Roberts said an MRI on his left knee showed a mild sprain and that he will try to practice on Monday. The Nets visit Cleveland the following night. ... Trenton Hassell started in Douglas-Roberts' small forward spot and scored 12 points. ... The Hawks improved to 80-63 in the series, including 51-20 at home against New Jersey. ... Evans, Horford and Smith combined for 26 of Atlanta's 51 rebounds.
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