ATLANTA, March 7 (UPI) -- Zaza Pachulia scored a team-high 27 points Wednesday night as Atlanta rallied to beat the Washington Wizards, 100-97.
The Hawks trailed, 31-21, after one quarter, and 52-46 at the half, but outscored Washington, 27-15, in the third quarter to carry a four-point advantage into the final stanza.
Anthony Johnson had 19 points, three rebounds, and four assists; while Josh Smith and Salim Stoudamire scored 13 points apiece for the Hawks, who had dropped 10 of their last 11 games against Washington before Wednesday night's victory, and snapped a six-game losing streak overall.
They won without their top scorer, Joe Johnson, who is out with a calf injury.
Gilbert Arenas led Washington with 28 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four steals.