MILWAUKEE (AP) -- John Salmons scored 32 points, including the tiebreaking free throws with 21.8 seconds remaining, to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a come-from-behind 98-95 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
In a matchup of possible first-round playoff opponents, Salmons and Hawks All-Star Joe Johnson went back and forth down the stretch until the Milwaukee guard, who scored 16 in the fourth quarter, pulled it out.
Carlos Delfino added 23 points for the Bucks.
Johnson scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter. Jamal Crawford had 21.
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