Bibby adds 24 points to Hawks win

ATLANTA - Mike Bibby had 24 points and 12 assists in his home debut for Atlanta, leading the Hawks to a 123-117 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

Joe Johnson had 26 points to lead the Hawks, who had dropped two straight and eight of nine. Josh Childress had 22 of his 25 points in the second half, hitting all nine of his free throw attempts. Al Horford finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds.

Beno Udrih and Brad Miller each scored 25 points to lead the Kings, who have lost three straight and fell to 7-22 on the road.

The Hawks acquired Bibby in a trade Feb. 16 that sent Shelden Williams, a former fifth overall pick, along with three other players and a second-round draft choice to Sacramento.

Bibby, who spent seven seasons with the Kings, missed the first 36 games after tearing a ligament in his left thumb, but his ball-handling skills looked sharp.

With Atlanta leading by six and 59.3 seconds remaining, Bibby was isolated against Udrih on the right side. Faking left and dribbling the ball between his legs, Bibby made a no-look pass to Zaza Pachulia, who drew a foul from Miller.

Pachulia hit one of two free throws for a 115-108 lead.

The Hawks improved to 2-4 since trading for Bibby, who had a season high in assists and matched a season high in points.

Francisco Garcia's 3-pointer in the final minute of the second quarter ended a 30-14 run for the Kings and gave them their first lead at 56-54.

Sacramento's Ron Artest finished with 23 points, hitting two free throws with 3:55 remaining to cut the lead to 110-106. The Kings, however, couldn't cut the deficit further.

Notes: Atlanta beat the Kings for the first time in nine games. ... Sacramento was just 6-for-20 on 3-point attempts. ... With Marvin Williams out with the flu, rookie G Mario West made his second career start, finishing with seven points and five rebounds in 16 minutes.