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Julio Cortez, Associated Press
New York Jets NFL football player John Conner watches the second quarter of an NBA basketball game between the New Jersey Nets and the Atlanta Hawks, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in Newark, N.J.

NEWARK, N.J. — Josh Smith scored a season-high 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks shot nearly 54 percent from the field in beating the New Jersey Nets for the third time this season, 106-101 on Monday night.

Joe Johnson added 22, Jeff Teague had 20 and Al Horford had 14 points and nine rebounds as the Hawks led for all but a few seconds in winning their third straight game overall.

Anthony Morrow had 20 points and rookie MarShon Brooks 19 as the Nets (2-8) remained winless in four games at home. Deron Williams added 15 points and 14 assists.