LOU WILLIAMS scored a season-high 24 points and Josh Smith had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the visiting Atlanta Hawks to a 100-95, overtime win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.
"Any time that I thought I saw a crease I was able to take it," Williams said. "Tonight was one of those games we didn't play with a lot of energy so I just wanted to be aggressive any time I had the ball."
Kyle Korver had 16 points and Jeff Teague added 13 as Atlanta (15-7) won for the third time in three meetings with the Wizards (3-19) this season.
Jordan Crawford had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Wizards. Nene scored 18 points, Bradley Beal had 17 and Martell Webster 11.
Beleaguered Wizards coach Randy Wittman snapped at fans who chided him for removing Nene from the game during overtime. Nene has been hampered by a foot injury, and Wittman has tried to limit him to 20 minutes. On Tuesday, he played 24, but that didn't satisfy the crowd.
"I had fans heckling me," Wittman said. "They're killing me. I had to turn around and say something to them today."
After Washington took a 93-92 lead on a jumper by Earl Barron with 3:05 to play in overtime, the Hawks scored six straight points to go up five with 1:29 to play.
Williams hit one of two free throws to tie the score, and DeShawn Stevenson hit a three-pointer with 2:08 left to put Atlanta back ahead for good, 96-93.
In other games *
At Denver, Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 28 points as the Nuggets beat San Antonio, 112-106. Tim Duncan had 31 points and 18 rebounds for the Spurs, who closed a 15-point lead to three with 3:38 left before the Nuggets closed it out for their third straight win. The Spurs have lost four of their last five.
* At Cleveland, Jose Calderon scored a season-high 23 points, and the Toronto Raptors won on the road for the second time this season, 113-99.
* At Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 24 points, LeBron James added 22 points and 11 assists and the Heat survived a 52-24 rebounding differential to beat the Minnesota, 103-92.
* At Brooklyn, Mo Williams scored 19 points, Al Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Nets, 92-90.
* At Chicago, Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng scored 21 points each to lead the Bulls to a 100-89 win over the Boston Celtics. Chicago's Joakim Noah had 11 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple-double.
* At Milwaukee, Brandon Jennings had 34 points and six assists to lead the Bucks over the Indiana Pacers, 98-93.
* Amare Stoudemire practiced for the first time this season, though the Knicks forward said he isn't sure when he can return.
Stoudemire scrimmaged with Erie, the Knicks' NBA Development League affiliate, which was practicing at the Knicks' training center. He has been out all season after left knee surgery.