ATLANTA - Dwight Howard scored 21 points and tied a season high with 23 rebounds, helping the Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night to pull within a half-game of tying for second place in the Eastern Conference.
BOSTON - Paul Pierce is planning a birthday party for his 1-year-old daughter. Kevin Garnett gets another four days to recover from a strained right knee. Rajon Rondo is just going to "chill at home."
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers proved they could win without Thaddeus Young. They might have to keep proving it over their final nine regular-season games.
ATLANTA - It was the kind of shot Kobe Bryant might make - a 3-pointer that bounces high off the rim, ricochets off the top of the backboard, then drops through.
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ATLANTA - With Kevin Garnett watching, Glen Davis helped keep the Boston Celtics hustling and winning.
ATLANTA - Tony Parker scored 42 points and the San Antonio Spurs, playing without Tim Duncan, ended Atlanta's eight-game home winning streak with a 102-92 victory on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Flip Murray scored a season-best 30 points, and Mike Bibby and Joe Johnson each added 20 as the Atlanta Hawks won their season-high eighth straight home game, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-97 on Monday night.
CLEVELAND - Any ideas the Atlanta Hawks had of extending their seven-game winning streak ended quickly Saturday.
ATLANTA - Hawks coach Mike Woodson winced every time Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry pulled up for jumpers in the fourth quarter.
ATLANTA - For just a few seconds, it appeared as if Al Horford might be seriously injured when he went down after a hard foul. Instead, he got up and made his free throws.
ATLANTA - As long as the Atlanta Hawks keep winning, Joe Johnson won't stop shooting.
ATLANTA - Hawks forward Marvin Williams has decided not to have surgery on his ailing back, opting for a more conservative treatment program.
ATLANTA - Deron Williams knew the Jazz wouldn't go unbeaten through the end of the regular season.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson showed he's willing to step up if the Atlanta Hawks will be without Marvin Williams for a significant period of time.
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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