ATLANTA - John Salmons had to give Joe Johnson his due.
ATLANTA - Jason Kidd needed to take control. Hawks coach Mike Woodson gave him a perfect opportunity.
Atlanta Hawks owner Michael Gearon Jr. says the team will be "very competitive" in its pursuit of Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who was waived Thursday by the Washington Wizards.
ATLANTA - With some of his teammates struggling, Josh Smith made sure it didn't cost the Atlanta Hawks a game.
SALT LAKE CITY - Joe Johnson scored 28 points and Josh Smith added 18 as the Atlanta Hawks won in Utah for the first time in 17 years, beating the short-handed Jazz 105-100 on Monday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry scored 32 points and made the go-ahead free throw in the final minute after a technical foul on Jamal Crawford to help the Golden State Warriors rally from an 18-point deficit and beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-104 on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES - Al Horford scored a career-high 31 points in his 200th NBA game and the Atlanta Hawks sent the wheeling-and-dealing Los Angeles Clippers reeling to their sixth straight loss with a 110-92 victory Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Miami coach Erik Spoelstra believes two days can change the Heat's season.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jamal Crawford scored 28 points, including fourth 3-pointers in the fourth quarter that helped the Atlanta Hawks pull away from the Memphis Grizzlies for a 108-94 victory Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON - The snowed-out game between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards has been rescheduled for March 11.
NEW YORK - The game between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards has been postponed because of the blizzard that battered the Mid-Atlantic region.
ATLANTA - Josh Smith posted his second career triple-double and the Atlanta Hawks recovered in the fourth quarter to beat the Chicago Bulls 91-81 on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Al Horford loves it when Joe Johnson takes over in the fourth quarter.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant had 33 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Green added 19 points and two key baskets down the stretch, and the Oklahoma City Thunder recovered after letting a 13-point lead slip away to beat the Atlanta Hawks 106-99 on Tuesday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Dwight Howard had 31 points and 19 rebounds and the Orlando Magic coasted to a 104-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
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.
ATLANTA - Pero Antic said Friday he and Atlanta Hawks teammate Thabo Sefolosha were not with Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland when Copeland was stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub.
ATLANTA - Atlanta forward Thabo Sefolosha will miss the Hawks' final four regular-season games and the postseason because of a fractured right fibula and ligament damage suffered when he and teammate Pero Antic were arrested early Wednesday in New York.
NEW YORK - Al Horford made the go-ahead basket on a dunk with 19 seconds remaining, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-111 on Wednesday night to complete a season sweep.
NEW YORK - Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his wife and another woman were stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub early Wednesday following an argument on the street near a Chelsea club that also led to the arrest of two Atlanta Hawks players, authorities said.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are hoping to accomplish something special when the playoffs start later this month.