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Associated Press, Published February 24 2010

NBA: Smith’s season-high 27 lead Hawks over Wolves

ATLANTA – Josh Smith scored a season-high 27 points, Joe Johnson added 21 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-92 on Wednesday night.

Al Horford finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks, who have won nine of 11 at home to improve to 22-6 at Philips Arena.

Despite 19 points and 12 rebounds from Kevin Love, Minnesota remained stuck with five road wins, tied with Sacramento for third-fewest in the league.

Atlanta, which won Monday in Utah for the first time since 1993, took its biggest lead at 16 on Maurice Evans’ three-point play late in the third.

Minnesota 21 21 24 26 – 92

Atlanta 23 27 28 20 – 98

MINNESOTA (92): Gomes 5-8 0-0 11, Jefferson 5-9 0-0 10, Hollins 6-9 6-10 18, Flynn 4-13 0-0 9, Brewer 4-11 0-1 10, Love 6-10 7-9 19, Milicic 0-1 0-0 0, Ellington 0-4 0-0 0, Sessions 0-4 0-0 0, Pavlovic 0-2 0-0 0, Wilkins 6-8 1-1 15. Totals 36-79 14-21 92.

ATLANTA (98): Williams 0-4 4-5 4, Jos.Smith 9-13 9-11 27, Horford 5-14 1-1 11, Bibby 5-9 0-0 12, Johnson 7-16 6-7 21, Crawford 0-7 1-1 1, Evans 4-7 1-1 10, Teague 1-1 2-2 4, Pachulia 0-4 2-2 2, J. Smith 2-6 2-2 6, West 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-81 28-32 98.

3-Point Goals – Minnesota 6-16 (Wilkins 2-2, Brewer 2-5, Flynn 1-2, Gomes 1-4, Love 0-1, Ellington 0-2), Atlanta 4-14 (Bibby 2-4, Evans 1-3, Johnson 1-3, Crawford 0-4). Fouled Out – None. Rebounds – Minnesota 47 (Love 12), Atlanta 55 (Horford 13). Assists – Minnesota 21 (Flynn 8), Atlanta 23 (Johnson, Horford, Jos.Smith 5). Total Fouls – Minnesota 22, Atlanta 16. Technicals – Minnesota Coach Rambis, Minnesota defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls – Ellington. A – 15,059 (18,729).