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Nets hand Hawks another road loss
Hawks Nets Basketball Heal
New Jersey Nets' Brook Lopez, left, is fouled by Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith during the first quarter of Tuesday's game in Newark, N.J. - photo by Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. — Brook Lopez scored a season-high 32 points and the New Jersey Nets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 106-99 overtime victory over the slumping Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

Devin Harris added 23 of his 27 points in the second half, Kris Humphries had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and Anthony Morrow had five of his 13 points in overtime in New Jersey's first home game in 10 days.

Jamal Crawford had 21 points, and Josh Smith added 20 for the Hawks, who have lost three straight and seven of nine after a 6-0 start. Joe Johnson scored 16 points and Al Horford had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Lopez, Harris and Morrow combined to score the Nets' 14 points in overtime. Harris also took a charge on a drive by Smith when the Hawks trailed by four points with 22.3 seconds to go.

Lopez gave the Nets a 95-93 lead with a basket inside on the opening possession of overtime, and Harris drove the lane for a basket after Johnson missed in close.

Lopez stretched the lead to 98-93, making a free throw with 3:31 to play.

Atlanta got within three points twice, the last time on two free throws by Horford with 1:21 remaining.

On the ensuing possession, Harris took a pass from Lopez on the left side at the top of the key and swished a 3-pointer that pushed the lead to 103-97. The Hawks never got closer than four the rest of the way.

The only chance Atlanta had to trim the lead below four was when Smith came at Harris in transition, but Harris stood his ground and took the charge.

Harris made a free throw a second later, and Morrow hit three more down the stretch.

Atlanta, which trailed the entire second half, tied the game at 93 with a late five-point run. The spurt featured a 3-pointer by Crawford with a minute to play and two free throws with 20.3 seconds to go by Johnson, who was fouled under the basket by Travis Outlaw.

The Nets had a chance to win the game in regulation but Harris's jumper from the top of the key bounced off the rim.

Before the game, Nets coach Avery Johnson announced that sixth man Terrence Williams would miss two games after repeatedly breaking team rules. The coach wouldn't discuss specifics, but said Williams has been fined a couple of times, and the message hasn't sunk in.

NOTES: The erection of steel started at the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn on Tuesday. The Nets' new arena is scheduled to open in 2012. ... Sportscaster Bob Costas and Jets receiver Santonio Holmes were at the game.