The AP reports: Joe Johnson scored 24 points and the Hawks made 12 3-pointers to stay perfect on the young season with an impressive 87-79 road win over a team that hadn’t lost even since preseason began… Atlanta is now 3-0 for the first time in 11 years, thanks in part to reserve Flip Murray, a key free agent acquisition who came up with big shots when Johnson was double teamed… Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists for New Orleans (3-1), while David West added 15 points and James Posey 10… “That just shows the maturity of the program,” said Atlanta’s Josh Smith, who had 11 points and 11 rebounds… Hornets center Tyson Chandler and forward Peja Stojakovic returned to the starting lineup after both missed New Orleans’ previous game last Saturday with sprained right ankles.