SEATTLE, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Marvin Williams' 33 points Friday fueled Atlanta to a 99-90 victory over Seattle, which has lost 13 games in a row.
The Hawks broke a four-game losing streak of their own thanks to a big night from Williams and a surge to finish off the second quarter.
Five other Atlanta players scored in double figures, led by Josh Smith with 14.
Seattle had beaten Atlanta eighth straight times, but the SuperSonics could hit just 40 percent of their shots from the field. Kevin Durant led Seattle with 17 points and both Chris Wilcox and Damien Wilkins had 16.
Atlanta already owned a 28-20 lead when the Hawks went on an eight-point run. That was part of a 24-11 rush that closed out the first half. The final margin was as close as Seattle could come the rest of the way.