ATLANTA - For one magnificent half, the Atlanta Hawks did nearly everything right. They made shots. They blocked shots.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are feeling good and eager to show what they can really do in the playoffs.
ATLANTA - There was absolutely nothing on the line, just a shot at some playing time for a bunch of guys who rarely get on the court.
MILWAUKEE - If this was a preview of Atlanta's first-round playoff series, Joe Johnson gave the Milwaukee Bucks plenty to worry about.
WASHINGTON - Jamal Crawford knows how to deliver an encore performance.
ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford scored 15 of his 25 points when Atlanta took the lead in the second period, and the Hawks beat the Toronto Raptors 107-101 on Friday night to reach 50 wins for the first time in 12 years.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Rookie Jonas Jerebko has been one of the few bright spots in a terrible season for the Detroit Pistons.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Gerald Wallace scored 28 points, Boris Diaw nearly had a triple-double, and the Charlotte Bobcats ensured their first non-losing season in their six-year history with a 109-100 victory over the banged-up Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford knows how much it would mean for the Atlanta Hawks to reach 50 wins.
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.
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.
BOSTON - The Atlanta Hawks have the best record in the Eastern Conference and have won 10 straight for the first time in 17 years.
PHILADELPHIA - Al Horford had his first career triple-double, scoring 21 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks to their ninth straight win, 105-87 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.
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