ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks may be for real. Just ask Joe Johnson.
NEW ORLEANS - It's been a long time since NBA teams routinely got fired up to play the Atlanta Hawks.
ATLANTA - Coming off their first playoff appearance in nine years, the Atlanta Hawks have started the new season like they have every intention of making it again.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando enters this season poised to make a move in a rugged Eastern Conference - but the Atlanta Hawks got in the first punch.
ATLANTA - The arena was packed with more than 20,000 screaming fans. The home guys were going basket-for-basket with the NBA's best team.
ATLANTA - Dwight Howard had 29 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 109-103 preseason victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Joe Johnson scored 22 points and Mike Bibby added nine of his 14 points in the final 3 minutes as the Atlanta Hawks held off Charlotte 102-96 on Saturday, keeping Bobcats coach Larry Brown winless in his newest job.
ATLANTA - Acie Law's dunk with 4.5 seconds left lifted the Atlanta Hawks to an 88-87 preseason win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Shavlik Randolph was 9-for-9 from the field and scored 19 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 102-80 preseason victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Magic are looking to fill one spot in their starting lineup, at shooting guard. Monday night they watched the guy they let go help beat them.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson swaggered onto the practice court at Philips Arena, looked around at the supporting cast and was reminded of his former team.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - On the heels of an NFL-best 4-0 preseason record that coach Rod Marinelli says means nothing, the Detroit Lions' focus is locked solely onto official business.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks added versatility to their backcourt by signing free-agent guard Ronald "Flip" Murray on Wednesday.
ATLANTA - Josh Smith will remain with the Hawks after Atlanta quickly matched an offer sheet from the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
ATLANTA - More than a week after getting bounced from the NBA playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks are still trying to figure out who's going to coach them next season.
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