Washington at Atlanta

Jamison scores 22 as Wizards avoid collapse

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

ATLANTA -- Antawn Jamison scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Washington Wizards recovered after blowing a big lead to beat the Atlanta Hawks 110-105 in a preseason game Monday night.

Gilbert Arenas led the Wizards with 29 points -- all in the first three quarters.

The Hawks, coming off seven straight losing seasons, trailed by 20 points in the third quarter.

Marvin Williams, newly installed as a starter as he begins his second NBA season, sparked Atlanta's comeback from an 88-74 deficit through three quarters.

Williams' 3-pointer with 6:29 left gave the Hawks a 95-93 lead - Atlanta's first lead since the opening minutes of the game. Jamison answered with Washington's next four field goals to put the Wizards back in front.

The Hawks missed three free throws in the final 2:04, including one miss by Joe Johnson with 17 seconds left that left Washington's lead at 107-105. Antonio Daniels' two free throws pushed the lead to four points.

Johnson led Atlanta with 28 points and Williams added 17. Josh Smith posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, but Washington still claimed a 45-36 advantage in rebounds.

The Hawks committed 22 turnovers, leading to 30 Washington points.

Arenas hit four 3-pointers as Washington led 58-47 at halftime.

Washington, coming off back-to-back playoff seasons, evened its preseason record at 3-3. Atlanta fell to 4-3.

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