Johnson leads Hawks past Magic, into 2nd round

Johnson leads Hawks past Magic, into 2nd round

April 28th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 23 points and came up with a huge offensive rebound, leading the Atlanta Hawks to an 84-81 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night, knocking Orlando Magic out of the playoffs.

The Hawks, who won the series 4-2, advanced to the second round for the third straight year, this time against top-seeded Chicago.

The Magic, who routed Atlanta a year ago in the most lopsided four-game sweep in NBA history, head into an uncertain offseason after their earliest playoff ouster since 2007.

With Atlanta clinging to a one-point lead and the clock running down, Marvin Williams missed a clinching 3-pointer. But Johnson swatted the rebound to Jamal Crawford, who was fouled and made both free throws with 8.2 seconds left.


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