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 - Pero Antic said Friday he and Atlanta Hawks teammate Thabo Sefolosha were not with Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland when Copeland was stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub.
ATLANTA - Atlanta forward Thabo Sefolosha will miss the Hawks' final four regular-season games and the postseason because of a fractured right fibula and ligament damage suffered when he and teammate Pero Antic were arrested early Wednesday in New York.
NEW YORK - Al Horford made the go-ahead basket on a dunk with 19 seconds remaining, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-111 on Wednesday night to complete a season sweep.
NEW YORK - Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his wife and another woman were stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub early Wednesday following an argument on the street near a Chelsea club that also led to the arrest of two Atlanta Hawks players, authorities said.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are hoping to accomplish something special when the playoffs start later this month.
ATLANTA - All-Star forward Paul Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks will miss at least the next two games with a right shoulder injury.
ATLANTA - Al Horford and DeMarre Carroll scored 20 points each to help the Atlanta Hawks match a franchise record with their 57th win, beating the Brooklyn Nets 131-99 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are trying to play a game that has worked so well for San Antonio: rest up, get healthy and be at their best for the playoffs.