Hawks Hold Off Magic Down Stretch

Iguodala leads 76ers win, Bobcats end five-game skid
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 22, 2008 11:29 PM CDT
Philadelphia 76ers' Andre Iguodala shoots over New Jersey Nets' Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson (24) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 22, 2008, in Philadelphia.    (AP Photo/H. Rumph, Jr.)
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(Newser) – Joe Johnson scored 34 points and Mike Bibby had 20 as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 98-90 last night, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The Magic had a chance to catch the Hawks late when Bibby missed a shot with the Hawks up 93-90. Atlanta fought for the offensive rebound, however, and Bibby made a free throw to seal the win. In other NBA action:

  • The Philadelphia 76ers won their 17th game in the last 22 with a 91-87 win over the New Jersey Nets. Andre Iguodala scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half.
  • The Charlotte Bobcats ended a five-game losing streak with a 94-82 win over the Miami Heat. Gerald Wallace scored 26 points and Jason Richardson had 24 for Charlotte.