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GAME OF THE DAY : Hawks get their fifth straight win : ATLANTA 99 PORTLAND 95 (OT)

November 17, 2009|Associated Press

ATLANTA — Joe Johnson scored eight of his 35 points in overtime Monday to lead the Atlanta Hawks to their fifth consecutive win, 99-95, over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Hawks, who won at Portland on Nov. 3, swept the season series for the first time since 1996-97. Josh Smith had 20 points and 16 rebounds.

Rudy Fernandez led Portland with 19 points, including a tying three-pointer at the end of regulation. LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 and Brandon Roy added 17 for the Trail Blazers, who had won six straight games.

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