LOS ANGELES — Josh Smith scored 26 points, Joe Johnson added 21 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Clippers 97-80 Wednesday night to end a four-game losing streak while handing Los Angeles its 12th straight loss.
Al Thornton scored 25 points, and rookie Eric Gordon added 18 for the Clippers, who haven't won since a 117-109 double-overtime victory at Indiana on Dec. 19. They fell to 3-16 at Staples Center this season.
Marcus Camby had 12 points and 18 rebounds.
Ronald Murray added 17 points for the Hawks, who avoided a season-high fifth consecutive defeat by beating up on the Western Conference's second-worst team.