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 - Joe Johnson scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks beat Boston 100-91 on Friday night to complete their first season sweep of the Celtics in 11 years.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are trying to show they belong with the elite teams in the Eastern Conference.
ATLANTA - For the first time in 12 years, the Southeast Division-leading Atlanta Hawks will have two players on the All-Star team, as the NBA announced this evening that guard Joe Johnson and forward/center Al Horford have been named as reserves to the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference All-Star squad. The game takes place on Sunday, February 14 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, with coverage on TNT beginning at 7 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan grabbed a career-high 27 rebounds and scored 21 points, and the San Antonio Spurs ended their three-game slide with a 105-90 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
HOUSTON - Josh Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a 10-game losing streak in Houston with a 102-95 victory over the Rockets on Monday night.
ATLANTA - The Charlotte Bobcats were one of the hottest teams in the NBA.
ATLANTA - The crowd was sparse and lackluster. The Atlanta starters were having trouble generating much enthusiasm. So it was up to the backups to make sure the Hawks didn't lose to the woeful Sacramento Kings.
ATLANTA - With Kevin Durant guarded tightly, Jeff Green knew he could give Oklahoma City its best chance to pad a slim lead.
ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford hit a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap an Atlanta comeback in the final seconds, giving the Hawks a 102-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson knew the Washington Wizards would compete at a high level despite problems off the court.
BOSTON - Joe Johnson scored 36 points, going 5 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 102-96 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.
CLEVELAND - Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have shown they can beat up on the NBA's weaker teams.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 23 points, Al Horford added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks won their ninth straight game with a 87-81 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
ATLANTA- Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap each scored 17 points and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-79 on Wednesday night, giving the Hawks their longest winning streak in 17 years.
INDIANAPOLIS - Accustomed to using its offense to win games, the Atlanta Hawks have recently relied upon its defense. That was the case when the Hawks beat the Indiana Pacers 108-92 on Monday night. It was the fifth time in the last seven games that the Hawks have held an opponent under 100 points.
NEW YORK - DeMarre Carroll felt as though he couldn't miss in the second quarter as he outscored the Brooklyn Nets 14-13 all by himself.
ATLANTA - Kyle Korver scored 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the struggling Boston Celtics 109-105 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - For one night, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer found no reason to criticize his team's defense.
ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer wasn't going to let the Atlanta Hawks relax after their strongest defensive half of the season, especially when he detected a lack of intensity to open the second half.
WASHINGTON - Hawks reserves Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack led a fourth-quarter surge on a night when starters were struggling, and Atlanta held to beat the Washington Wizards 106-102 Tuesday.
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