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NBA: Atlanta 109, Toronto 87

April 16, 2012 at 9:52 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, April 16 (UPI) -- Ivan Johnson netted 21 points and Jeff Teague added 19 Monday, boosting the Atlanta Hawks to a 109-87 win over Toronto and a berth in the NBA playoffs.

Teague dished off 10 assists while Joe Johnson scored 18 points for the Hawks, who won the second game of a home-and-home series with the Raptors following a Sunday loss.

The Hawks used the victory to remain in the running for homecourt advantage in the first round. They finished the night tied with Orlando and Boston for Eastern Conference's fourth seed.

DeMar DeRozan fired in 22 points and James Johnson chipped in 18 for the Raptors.

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