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.
MILWAUKEE - John Salmons scored 32 points, including the tiebreaking free throws with 21.8 seconds remaining, to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a come-from-behind 98-95 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' countdown to clinching a playoff spot is back on.
ATLANTA - Marvin Williams scored 26 points to lead three scorers with 20 or more points and the Atlanta Hawks beat San Antonio 119-114 in overtime on Sunday night to clinch a playoff berth.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson sank a fallaway jumper over three Charlotte defenders just before time expired to lift the Atlanta Hawks past the Bobcats, 93-92 in overtime on Friday night.
TORONTO - Chris Bosh hit a 16-foot jumper with 2.1 seconds left and the Toronto Raptors ended a five-game losing streak with a 106-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jamal Crawford had one of those second quarters that made it a lot easier for the Atlanta Hawks to play without Joe Johnson for the first time this season.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 26 points and Atlanta Hawks had their best shooting game of the season but still had to hold off Detroit's late comeback to beat the Pistons 112-99 on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON - As he sits on the bench at the start of each game, Jamal Crawford analyzes the opposition, the defenses they are employing, and the flow of the game. The Atlanta Hawks are sure glad their sixth-man extraordinaire is a quick study.
NEW YORK - The New York Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks for the third time this season, 99-98 Monday night when video replay showed Al Horford's basket came after the buzzer.
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade scored 38 points, and Michael Beasley capped a big fourth quarter with seven consecutive points in the final two minutes, helping the short-handed Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-94 Saturday night.
ATLANTA - With leading scorer Joe Johnson playing despite flulike symptoms, the Atlanta Hawks needed someone else to come up big.
ATLANTA - It's all a matter of looks for Marvin Williams, who looked pretty good against the struggling Philadelphia 76ers.
CHICAGO - Jamal Crawford scored 21 points, Josh Smith added 17 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 116-92 Monday night for their fourth win in five games. Marvin Williams had 18 points as Atlanta pulled away down the stretch after its 18-point, second-quarter lead was cut to five early in the fourth.
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.