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Johnson leads Hawks to win
Atlanta Hawks’ Al Horford (15) controls the ball as from left to right, Toronto Raptors’ Amir Johnson, Andrea Bargnani and Antoine Wright look on during the first half Friday in Toronto. - photo by The Associated Press

TORONTO — Joe Johnson scored 20 points, Jamal Crawford and Maurice Evans each had 15, and the Atlanta Hawks handed the Raptors another double-digit loss, beating Toronto 111-89 on Friday night.

Zaza Pachulia scored 14 points, Jeff Teague had 11 and Al Horford scored 10 for Atlanta, which has won three straight and five of seven.

Josh Smith had nine points and eight rebounds for the Hawks, who led by as many as 23. Atlanta has won four straight against Toronto and five of the past seven.

The Hawks beat the Raptors 146-115 on Dec. 2 in Atlanta, their highest-scoring game since 1993. Bothered by foul trouble early and resting on the bench late, Toronto's Chris Bosh was held to a season-low two points in that defeat.

Bosh was better in this one, scoring 14 and adding 10 rebounds for his league-leading 21st double-double, but the Raptors lost their second straight following a season-high, three-game winning streak.

Andrea Bargnani returned to the starting lineup after missing Wednesday's loss at Milwaukee with a sore right ankle and scored 17. Jarrett Jack had 13 points and Hedo Turkoglu had 12.

Atlanta finished 9-for-17 from 3-point range while Toronto made just two of 10. The Raptors are shooting 43 for 148 (29 percent) from behind the arc in their past eight games.

Toronto had as many turnovers (17) as assists.

Raptors guard Jose Calderon was scratched from the starting lineup minutes before the game and replaced by Jack. Calderon, who had missed the past two games with a sore left hip, came off the bench late in the first but lasted just seven minutes before aggravating the injury.

The Raptors led 18-10 with 3:59 left in the first but the Hawks used a 14-5 run to reclaim the lead. Toronto's Antoine Wright made a buzzer-beating jumper but Atlanta led 29-27 after one.

Evans scored 10 points as Atlanta shot 14 for 21 from the floor in the second and took a 61-48 lead at the half.

Joe Smith did not travel to Toronto because of a dislocated thumb, becoming the first Atlanta player this season to miss a game through injury. Othello Hunter was activated to take Smith's place.

NOTES: Hawks coach Mike Woodson received a technical foul for arguing in the first. ... Bosh's five turnovers were a season high, just the second time this season he's made more than three. ... Atlanta's highest-scoring game ever was a 149-123 victory over Philadelphia on Jan. 30, 1993.

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