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Bucks Fall Into 6th-Seed With Loss To Atlanta

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 31 points to help the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-96 in a matchup between potential first-round playoff opponents Monday night.

Marvin Williams added 16 points for the Hawks, who had six players score in double figures and continued to solidify their spot as the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.

John Salmons scored 28 and Brandon Jennings added 21 in the regular-season home finale for the Bucks.

It was second straight matchup with a potential first-round opponent for the Bucks, who lost to Boston on Saturday. Milwaukee dropped into sixth place in the East, a game behind fifth-place Miami, which beat Philadelphia 107-105.

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