Atlanta Wins, Clinches Playoff Berth

10:52 PM, Apr 16, 2012   |    comments
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Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Ivan Johnson scored a career-high 21 points as the Atlanta Hawks clinched a playoff berth with a 109-87 victory over the Toronto Raptors in the back end of a home-and-home set at Air Canada Centre.

Jeff Teague added 19 points and 10 assists, while Joe Johnson netted 18 points for the Hawks, who finished up their road schedule with a 17-16 mark as their remaining five games will all be played at home.

Atlanta kept pace with the Orlando Magic, who defeated the 76ers on Monday, and sits in a three-way tie with the Boston Celtics and Magic for the fourth spot in the East and home-court advantage in the first round.

DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points, James Johnson contributed 18 and Alan Anderson finished with 12 for Toronto, which had its two-game win streak snapped.

 

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