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NBA: Atlanta 93, Minnesota 91

Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Backup center Ivan Johnson scored his team's final four points Saturday, elevating the Atlanta Hawks to a 93-91 comeback victory over Minnesota.

Johnson, subbing for the injured Al Hoford, drained the game-winning free throw with 4.6 seconds remaining to cap his run as the Hawks bounced back from an 18-point, second-half deficit.

The Hawks got 10 points and 11 rebounds off the bench from Ivan Johnson. Joe Johnson connected for 25 points and Jeff Teague added 20 in the win.

Atlanta continued its mastery over Minnesota, downing the Timberwolves for the 11th straight time.

Kevin Love pumped in 30 points and grabbed 13 boards for Minnesota.

Spanish rookie Ricky Rubio contributed 18 points and 12 assists.

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