Hawks backup forward Shelden Williams played only 2 minutes and did not score only hours after having his 2008 Chrysler stolen at gunpoint by two men. The suspects were arrested later Saturday by Douglasville police near Atlanta.
Williams made his first appearance in the game with 21 seconds left in the third quarter. He did not speak with reporters after the game.
Center Nazr Mohammed, acquired by Charlotte from Detroit on Friday, had back-to-back baskets as Charlotte cut Atlanta's lead from 16 points to single digits at 81-73 with 6:35 left.
The Bobcats again trailed by 8 at 85-77 following a basket by Felton with 3:40 left.
Johnson ended the comeback hopes by sinking a fallaway jumper and a long 3-pointer on back-to-back possessions, pushing the lead to 90-77.
Each team relied heavily on its starters. The Hawks' reserves scored only six points, including five by Zaza Pachulia. Charlotte's backups had only 13 points.
Mohammed made his first appearance for the Bobcats in the second quarter. Mohammed has played for six teams, including Atlanta, in his nine-year career.
Vincent said Mohammed would play a limited role as he adjusts to his new teammates.
"He's still getting up to speed," Vincent said before the game. "We've heard nothing but great things about him. He's a solid veteran. It's one more piece to get us where we're trying to go."
Okafor posted his 14th double-double. ... Claxton has missed all 23 games with a sore left knee. ... The Bobcats have lost 10 of 12 games following a 6-4 start. ... Mohammed had 6 points and five fouls in 19 minutes. ... Smith and Johnson each had 6 assists.