ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 30 points, Marvin Williams added 22 and the Atlanta Hawks pulled away in the closing minutes for a sloppy 88-83 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night. Charlotte went ahead for the final time in a back-and-forth final period when Raymond Felton hit a jumper from the top of the key, giving the Bobcats an 81-80 lead.
But Williams put the Hawks ahead for good on a 3-pointer with 2:12 remaining. The Charlotte defense collapsed on Johnson, who swung the ball to Maurice Evans. He whipped it around to Williams all alone in the corner.
Rookie D.J. Augustin led the Bobcats with a career-best 26 points.