Hawks 86, Clippers 74

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ATLANTA (AP) – Joe Johnson scored 27 points, Zaza Pachulia added 22, and the Atlanta Hawks ended an eight-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 86-74 on Saturday night.

The Hawks won for the first time since a Dec. 15 victory at Memphis. They won at home for the first time since beating Charlotte on Nov. 29.

The eight-game skid was Atlanta’s longest since losing the first nine games of the 2005-06 season. The Hawks had losing streaks of 13 and 14 games in their 13-win season in 2004-05.

Only four players scored in double figures. Elton Brand led the Clippers with 26 points, including 12 in the first quarter, and Tim Thomas had 14.

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