Ronnie Price

Hawks beat Wizards despite Jamison's 25

Mike Bibby scored 23 points and Joe Johnson added 18 points and 10 assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks over the host Washington Wizards, 105-96, last night.

Antawn Jamison led the Wizards with 25 points. Brendan Haywood had 16 points -- none in the final 23:20.

"We kind of went through the motions," Jamison said.

It was the Hawks' third straight win, moving them one-half game ahead of idle New Jersey for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks haven't made the playoffs since the 1998-99 season.

Washington, which had its three-game winning streak end, had won 12 of 15 games against the Hawks. The Wizards fell to 33-33.

Josh Smith had 17...

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