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BOSTON - Ray Allen scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett had 16 as the two newcomers who led the Boston Celtics to the NBA's best record sparked them to a 104-81 win Sunday night in their playoff opener against the Atlanta Hawks.
BOSTON - The Atlanta Hawks are in the playoffs for the first time in nine years. Their stay may very well be short.
ATLANTA - Mike Woodson showed up at practice with a shaved head Friday.
MIAMI - As time dwindled down, Jason Williams implored Pat Riley to take one last time-out. He wasn't quite ready to see the season end.
ATLANTA - For the first time since 1999, the Atlanta Hawks are headed to the NBA playoffs.
NEW YORK - In control of their fate, the Hawks headed home for a game that could serve as both a potential postseason clincher and a possible playoff preview.
ATLANTA - Sam Cassell, the star of the postgame interviews, was the last player in the Celtics' locker room.
INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Dunleavy scored 28 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-98 Tuesday night to avoid elimination from the Eastern Conference playoff race.
PHILADELPHIA - These are not the old Atlanta Hawks anymore.
ATLANTA - When the Philadelphia 76ers last appeared in the playoffs, Andre Iguodala was a wide-eyed rookie responsible for passing the ball to Allen Iverson.
ATLANTA - Mike Bibby hit a tying 3-pointer in regulation, Josh Smith made two in overtime, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Toronto Raptors 127-120 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Josh Smith had 26 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the Atlanta Hawks built an early lead and beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-99 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' tenuous hold on a playoff spot has Marvin Williams feeling jittery.
ATLANTA - Mike Bibby scored 30 points and the Atlanta Hawks held on after nearly blowing a 22-point lead, giving themselves some breathing room in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 106-103 victory over the slumping Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
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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