TORONTO (AP) -- Joe Johnson is tired of winning this way.
Johnson and Al Harrington each scored 26 points, and the Atlanta
Hawks recovered from blowing a lead late in regulation to beat the
Toronto Raptors 113-111 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Atlanta posted its third overtime win in its last four games
after blowing a six-point advantage in the final 34 seconds of
"We got to try and win some of these games in regulation. This
overtime thing is getting old," said Johnson, whose club is 4-1 in
overtime and 19-37 overall.
Johnson also had nine assists and seven rebounds for the Hawks,
who won for the first time wearing their yellow uniforms.
Harrington fouled out in overtime, but Johnson made a key jumper
with 1:04 left.
Harrington will take any victory -- no matter how long it takes.
"We've won our last three that way. We'll take 26 more like
that as long we win," Harrington said.
Chris Bosh had 27 points and Charlie Villanueva added 25 for the
Raptors, who have lost five straight. New president and general
manager Bryan Colangelo received an ovation when he was shown on
the video board. The Raptors hired the former Suns executive on
"It seemed like they wanted it more than us," Peterson said.
"We had beaten them all year, so it was a game they wanted to
Toronto won its three previous games against Atlanta.
After Josh Childress dunked over Bosh and converted a
three-point play, Villanueva dunked over Josh Smith and converted a
three-point play to give Toronto a 110-108 lead in overtime.
But Harrington made one of two free throws and Childress grabbed
an offensive rebound and made a hook shot to give Atlanta a 111-110
lead with 3:23 left.
Harrington fouled out when he knocked Bosh to the floor on a
But Bosh missed a short hook shot and a long jumper in the final
Johnson made a jumper to give Toronto a 113-110 lead with 1:04
James made one of two free throws to cut it to two points but
James missed a 3-pointer and Peterson missed a short jumper in the
"I don't think that's where the game was lost," Peterson said.
"It was our effort tonight. We came out a little flat. We were
always trying to play to their intensity. They kind of dictated the
Salim Stoudamire started a 12-5 run with a 3-pointer in the
fourth quarter and ended it with one, giving Atlanta a 103-95 lead
with 2:15 left.
Joey Graham's two free throws cut it to five points with 1:57
left, but Harrington made a turnaround jumper as the shot clock
expired -- giving Atlanta a 105-99 lead with 34 seconds remaining.
James' 3-pointer cut it to three with 25 seconds left and
Johnson turned the ball over with a bad pass before Childress
fouled Peterson on a 3-point attempt with 7.8 seconds left.
Peterson made all three of his free throws, tying it at 105.
Johnson, tightly guarded by Peterson, missed a potential
game-winning jumper at the buzzer of regulation.
Bosh all but confirmed he's one of 22 players invited to
the U.S. national team's training camp this summer. "I expect to
be there," Bosh said. ... Toronto center Antonio Davis missed the
game with a strained back. He was fouled on a drive and fell hard
in Monday's game at Miami.