CLEVELAND - Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have shown they can beat up on the NBA's weaker teams.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 23 points, Al Horford added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks won their ninth straight game with a 87-81 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
ATLANTA- Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap each scored 17 points and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-79 on Wednesday night, giving the Hawks their longest winning streak in 17 years.
INDIANAPOLIS - Accustomed to using its offense to win games, the Atlanta Hawks have recently relied upon its defense. That was the case when the Hawks beat the Indiana Pacers 108-92 on Monday night. It was the fifth time in the last seven games that the Hawks have held an opponent under 100 points.
NEW YORK - DeMarre Carroll felt as though he couldn't miss in the second quarter as he outscored the Brooklyn Nets 14-13 all by himself.
ATLANTA - Kyle Korver scored 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the struggling Boston Celtics 109-105 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - For one night, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer found no reason to criticize his team's defense.
ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer wasn't going to let the Atlanta Hawks relax after their strongest defensive half of the season, especially when he detected a lack of intensity to open the second half.
WASHINGTON - Hawks reserves Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack led a fourth-quarter surge on a night when starters were struggling, and Atlanta held to beat the Washington Wizards 106-102 Tuesday.
CLEVELAND - A night after Cleveland needed a big comeback, LeBron James wanted a fast start.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap had 30 points and 17 rebounds and Jeff Teague added 17 points to help the Atlanta Hawks beat the Utah Jazz 100-97 on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK - Paul Millsap scored 19 points, Dennis Schroder extended his best stretch in the NBA with two big baskets in the final 2 minutes, and the Atlanta Hawks sent the New York Knicks to their fifth straight loss with a 91-85 victory Monday night.
ATLANTA - Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a strong start by Carmelo Anthony and New York to beat the Knicks 103-96 on Saturday night.
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.