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.
ATLANTA - Josh Smith swooped in to slam through Joe Johnson's missed shot just ahead of the buzzer and the Atlanta Hawks finally beat the Orlando Magic, clinching a third straight trip to the playoffs with an 86-84 victory Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford has waited 666 games and almost a decade to make it to the NBA playoffs for the first time.
MILWAUKEE - John Salmons scored 32 points, including the tiebreaking free throws with 21.8 seconds remaining, to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a come-from-behind 98-95 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' countdown to clinching a playoff spot is back on.
ATLANTA - Marvin Williams scored 26 points to lead three scorers with 20 or more points and the Atlanta Hawks beat San Antonio 119-114 in overtime on Sunday night to clinch a playoff berth.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson sank a fallaway jumper over three Charlotte defenders just before time expired to lift the Atlanta Hawks past the Bobcats, 93-92 in overtime on Friday night.
TORONTO - Chris Bosh hit a 16-foot jumper with 2.1 seconds left and the Toronto Raptors ended a five-game losing streak with a 106-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jamal Crawford had one of those second quarters that made it a lot easier for the Atlanta Hawks to play without Joe Johnson for the first time this season.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 26 points and Atlanta Hawks had their best shooting game of the season but still had to hold off Detroit's late comeback to beat the Pistons 112-99 on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON - As he sits on the bench at the start of each game, Jamal Crawford analyzes the opposition, the defenses they are employing, and the flow of the game. The Atlanta Hawks are sure glad their sixth-man extraordinaire is a quick study.
NEW YORK - The New York Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks for the third time this season, 99-98 Monday night when video replay showed Al Horford's basket came after the buzzer.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Hornets needed a little pick-me-up after a tough - and potential costly - double-overtime loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
ATLANTA - DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 99-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Atlanta Hawks want to do everything they can over their last dozen games to be as playoff-ready as possible.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks spent some extra time in the film room Monday. They didn't necessarily like what they were seeing but couldn't argue with what it showed.
ATLANTA - Tony Parker can't really explain why the San Antonio Spurs have been mediocre on the road this season.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Thunder keep losing players and finding ways to win.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Harrison Barnes had 25 points, Andre Iguodala added 21 points and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Atlanta Hawks 114-95 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the NBA's top two teams.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Jeff Teague scored 23 points and Paul Millsap added 19 points and 10 rebounds to help the Atlanta Hawks set a franchise record with their 23rd road win of the season, 110-103 over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES - Dennis Schroder had 24 points and 10 assists, Al Horford scored 21 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 91-86 on Sunday night.
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