Hawks beat Jazz in NBA's first 4OT game since 1997

Atlanta Hawks' Jason Collins (34) defends the ball from Utah Jazz's Enes Kanter, rear, and DeMarre Carroll, right, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

March 25, 2012 9:19:58 PM PDT
Joe Johnson scored 37 points, Josh Smith added 22 and the Atlanta Hawks ended Utah's six-game winning streak with a 139-133 victory Sunday night in the NBA's first quadruple-overtime game since 1997.

The four overtimes tied for the third-longest in NBA history. It was the ninth NBA game to go four OTs and the first since Phoenix beat Portland 140-139 on Nov. 14, 1997.

Al Jefferson finished with 28 points and 17 rebounds, and Paul Millsap had 25 points and 13 boards for the Jazz before both players fouled out in the final overtime.

Atlanta has won four straight and six of seven. The Hawks improved to 30-20 and moved one-half game ahead of Indiana for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.