ATLANTA - Joe Johnson has never been a guy who craves attention.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are keeping things nice and loose, and rookie Jeff Teague is a convenient target for their antics.
ATLANTA - For one magnificent half, the Atlanta Hawks did nearly everything right. They made shots. They blocked shots.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are feeling good and eager to show what they can really do in the playoffs.
ATLANTA - There was absolutely nothing on the line, just a shot at some playing time for a bunch of guys who rarely get on the court.
MILWAUKEE - If this was a preview of Atlanta's first-round playoff series, Joe Johnson gave the Milwaukee Bucks plenty to worry about.
WASHINGTON - Jamal Crawford knows how to deliver an encore performance.
ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford scored 15 of his 25 points when Atlanta took the lead in the second period, and the Hawks beat the Toronto Raptors 107-101 on Friday night to reach 50 wins for the first time in 12 years.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Rookie Jonas Jerebko has been one of the few bright spots in a terrible season for the Detroit Pistons.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Gerald Wallace scored 28 points, Boris Diaw nearly had a triple-double, and the Charlotte Bobcats ensured their first non-losing season in their six-year history with a 109-100 victory over the banged-up Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford knows how much it would mean for the Atlanta Hawks to reach 50 wins.
CLEVELAND - The Cavaliers reached one magic number and lowered another.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 25 points, Jamal Crawford got plenty of help off the Atlanta bench and the Hawks handed Los Angeles its second straight loss, breezing past the Lakers 109-92 Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - It's not every day that Zaza Pachulia passes behind his back while dribbling on a fast break.
PHILADELPHIA - For a rare night, the Philadelphia 76ers weren't searching for answers.
NEW YORK - Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday to cut the Hawks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference series.
ATLANTA - When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won't fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn't get down on himself.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are taking care of business during the NBA playoffs - on and off the court.
ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer was right where he didn't want to be: the center of attention.
ATLANTA - Al Horford was able to return to the court after dislocating his right pinky finger in the first game of the playoffs.
ATLANTA - Banged up and bruised, the Atlanta Hawks survived their first test as the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
ATLANTA - There's nothing to indicate the Atlanta Hawks will have any trouble with the Brooklyn Nets in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.
ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.
ATLANTA - Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha is recovering from surgery on his right leg, which he says was injured during his arrest by New York police last week.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks spent the past month doing little more than warming up for the playoffs.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls looked as if they were on their way to a lopsided loss. Aaron Brooks had other ideas.
ATLANTA- Rookie Langston Galloway scored a career-high 26 points, hitting all six of his 3-point attempts, and the New York Knicks stunned the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks 112-108 Monday night.
WASHINGTON - Paul Pierce was about 18 months old the last time Washington's NBA team eclipsed 45 victories in a season. The Wizards' four other current starters, including John Wall, weren't even born.
ATLANTA - Mike Muscala is making a case for postseason playing time with the Atlanta Hawks.