Joe Johnson scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks pulled away in the second half for their fifth straight win, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 110-97 Wednesday night.
Despite playing only 29 minutes, Johnson made 10 of 16 shots from the field, including a couple of 3-pointers, and chipped in with eight rebounds and three assists.
The Hawks, who came in ranked fourth in the league in scoring, started their latest winning streak with a gritty 80-75 victory at Dallas. But they've gone over 100 points in the last four games, averaging 117.3 during that stretch.
Sam Young led Memphis with 20 points.
The Hawks scored the final nine points of the first half for a 51-42 lead, but the Grizzlies were still hanging around until Johnson took over late in the third quarter.
The Atlanta star scored 11 of his team's 13 points in a stretch that finally put away Memphis, including a turnaround jumper from well beyond the 3-point arc. Maurice Evans also hit a 3 and Jamal Crawford knocked down a running jumper with 2 seconds left to give the Hawks a commanding 83-66 lead heading to the final period.
Johnson eclipsed 20 points for the third game in a row and the fifth time in the last six contests. Al Horford had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, while Josh Smith added 14 points, Evans 13 and Crawford 12.
Atlanta was able to clear its bench in the final quarter and have some fun. Little-used Othello Hunter had a season-high six points, Randolph Morris matched his best with seven and rookie Jeff Teague took off down the lane for a thunderous dunk that had Johnson and Smith waving towels on the sideline.
All five Memphis starters scored in double figures, including O.J. Mayo with 15 and Marc Gasol 14. But Young provided the only significant points off the bench, while Evans and Crawford led another strong showing by the Hawks' reserves.
Memphis' Rudy Gay went out late in the third quarter with a sprained right ankle and didn't return.
NOTES: Injured Hawks F Joe Smith has been running in practice to work on his conditioning. He'll still need to get in some contact before he can return from a dislocated left thumb. ... The teams' only other meeting this season will be Feb. 9 at Memphis. ... Atlanta improved to 11-2 at home.