ATLANTA - With more than three minutes to go, the Atlanta Hawks began pulling their starters. Al Horford flapped his hands, egging on the already raucous crowd. Joe Johnson clapped for the fans, then dropped his head in what looked more like relief than celebration.
ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford was playing like a rookie, even though he's been in the NBA for a decade.
MILWAUKEE - Jamal Crawford saw the end to his series-long shooting slump coming, making a promise after the pregame shootaround: It'll be back tonight.
MILWAUKEE - Brandon Jennings says he's too busy for press conferences right now. The Bucks rookie point guard is preparing to try to win Game 6 of Milwaukee's first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.
ATLANTA - With Andrew Bogut cheering from the bench while Brandon Jennings teamed with Kurt Thomas in a duo for the ages, the Milwaukee Bucks pulled within one win of an improbable first-round upset.
ATLANTA - Hawks coach Mike Woodson said Tuesday there have been no talks on a new contract with Atlanta, even amid reports that he'll be a candidate to take another job after the season.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson thought the Atlanta Hawks had grown up enough to put away a team that's missing one of its key players.
ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford already got what he wanted most - a trip to the playoffs.
MILWAUKEE - Carlos Delfino scored 22 points with six 3-pointers and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled off their second straight playoff surprise, beating the Atlanta Hawks 111-104 Monday night to draw even in the first-round series.
MILWAUKEE - A car collided with the Atlanta Hawks' bus as the team was leaving a shootaround session in downtown Milwaukee early Monday afternoon. A team spokesman says no one was injured.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings doesn't exactly lack self-confidence, so he knows cockiness when he sees it.
MILWAUKEE - John Salmons let out a huge sigh at his locker before a wide grin crept across his face. The questions of whether the Milwaukee Bucks can hang with the Atlanta Hawks are over.
MILWAUKEE - Jerry Stackhouse expects to get a call from Josh Smith very soon, and the Bucks veteran will tell the emerging 24-year-old power forward just how proud he is.
MILWAUKEE - Even with a 2-0 lead, Josh Smith and the Atlanta Hawks aren't eager to travel to Milwaukee.
ATLANTA - High-flying Josh Smith dominated on the inside. Joe Johnson stepped up from the outside when the Hawks needed him.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench.
NEW YORK - Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.
ATLANTA- Paul Millsap played like one of the league's best players.
ATLANTA - Al Horford isn't missing many shots these days for the Atlanta Hawks.
ATLANTA - The Hawks know it can be done.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks romped to their 15th straight victory, the longest streak in franchise history.
ATLANTA - DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague scored 17 points apiece to lead a balanced offense, Kyle Korver dunked for the first time in more than two years, and the Atlanta Hawks tied the franchise record with their 14th straight victory, routing the Indiana Pacers 110-91 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - The NBA's best defense kept the Atlanta Hawks' winning streak intact.
CHICAGO - The Atlanta Hawks are looking down at the rest of the Eastern Conference heading into the second half of the season.
TORONTO- After giving some starters the night off in games earlier this week, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer didn't rest anyone for Friday's game against the Raptors.
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