Hawks rally from 18 down, beat Timberwolves 93-91

By George Henry

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Jan. 14 2012 7:41 p.m. MST

Minnesota Timberwolves power Kevin Love (42) tries to keep the ball from the defense of Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson (2) during the first half of an NBA , basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Atlanta.

John Amis, Associated Press

ATLANTA — Joe Johnson scored 25 points, Ivan Johnson hit the clinching free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from from 18 points down to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-91 on Saturday night.

Kevin Love missed a potential game-tying jump shot at the buzzer, but finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota, which was trying to win consecutive road games for the first time since last Feb. 7-8 at New Orleans and Houston.

Jeff Teague added 20 points and 10 assists for the Hawks, who overcame a season-high 20 turnovers to win their second straight game after losing Al Horford to a torn pectoral muscle that will sideline the starting center for three to four months.

Ricky Rubio had 18 points and 12 assists for Minnesota.

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