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NBA: Atlanta 139, Utah 133 (4OT)

March 25, 2012 at 10:04 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, March 25 (UPI) -- Joe Johnson poured in 37 points Sunday, including eight in the fourth overtime, and the Atlanta Hawks outlasted Utah 139-133.

Josh Smith contributed 22 points and 10 rebounds in the marathon contest, while Jeff Teague added 18 points and nine assists for the exhausted Hawks, who were playing their third game in three nights.

Marvin Williams had 16 points and nine boards as Atlanta won in its first four-overtime game since 1982.

Utah, meanwhile, came out on the short end of the first four-OT contest in franchise history.

Al Jefferson paced the Jazz with 28 points and 17 rebounds, and Paul Millsap supplied 25 and 13 in the epic struggle.

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