ATLANTA - Forget about a Boston sweep. The Hawks are headed back to Beantown all tied up with the mighty Celtics.
ATLANTA - Al Horford got right in Paul Pierce's face, then hopped away to the Hawks bench.
ATLANTA - Led by high-flying Josh Smith, the Atlanta Hawks finally showed they can beat the Boston Celtics.
ATLANTA - Wonder who the Boston Celtics will face in the second round of the NBA playoffs: Cleveland and LeBron James, or Washington and gimpy Gilbert Arenas?
BOSTON - Mike Bibby succeeded in firing up Boston's fans with his mouth.
BOSTON - Rajon Rondo outplayed Mike Bibby and helped the Boston Celtics silence Atlanta and its blustery point guard.
So this is what you've all been waiting for.
BOSTON - Ray Allen scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett had 16 as the two newcomers who led the Boston Celtics to the NBA's best record sparked them to a 104-81 win Sunday night in their playoff opener against the Atlanta Hawks.
BOSTON - The Atlanta Hawks are in the playoffs for the first time in nine years. Their stay may very well be short.
ATLANTA - Mike Woodson showed up at practice with a shaved head Friday.
MIAMI - As time dwindled down, Jason Williams implored Pat Riley to take one last time-out. He wasn't quite ready to see the season end.
ATLANTA - For the first time since 1999, the Atlanta Hawks are headed to the NBA playoffs.
NEW YORK - In control of their fate, the Hawks headed home for a game that could serve as both a potential postseason clincher and a possible playoff preview.
ATLANTA - Sam Cassell, the star of the postgame interviews, was the last player in the Celtics' locker room.
INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Dunleavy scored 28 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-98 Tuesday night to avoid elimination from the Eastern Conference playoff race.
ATLANTA - Kyle Korver was just ready to get out of the house and return to what he does best - shoot 3-pointers.
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
WASHINGTON - John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-101 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Arron Afflalo scored 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 apiece and the Orlando Magic snapped a 17-game road losing streak with a 109-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
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