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 - John Salmons had to give Joe Johnson his due.
ATLANTA - Jason Kidd needed to take control. Hawks coach Mike Woodson gave him a perfect opportunity.
Atlanta Hawks owner Michael Gearon Jr. says the team will be "very competitive" in its pursuit of Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who was waived Thursday by the Washington Wizards.
ATLANTA - With some of his teammates struggling, Josh Smith made sure it didn't cost the Atlanta Hawks a game.
SALT LAKE CITY - Joe Johnson scored 28 points and Josh Smith added 18 as the Atlanta Hawks won in Utah for the first time in 17 years, beating the short-handed Jazz 105-100 on Monday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry scored 32 points and made the go-ahead free throw in the final minute after a technical foul on Jamal Crawford to help the Golden State Warriors rally from an 18-point deficit and beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-104 on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES - Al Horford scored a career-high 31 points in his 200th NBA game and the Atlanta Hawks sent the wheeling-and-dealing Los Angeles Clippers reeling to their sixth straight loss with a 110-92 victory Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Miami coach Erik Spoelstra believes two days can change the Heat's season.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jamal Crawford scored 28 points, including fourth 3-pointers in the fourth quarter that helped the Atlanta Hawks pull away from the Memphis Grizzlies for a 108-94 victory Tuesday night.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons played without Greg Monroe again on Tuesday night, and their top two point guards were limited.
ATLANTA - DeMarre Carroll scored 23 points and Kyle Korver put on quite a shooting display in the third quarter, carrying the Atlanta Hawks to a 101-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Hornets needed a little pick-me-up after a tough - and potential costly - double-overtime loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
ATLANTA - DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 99-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Atlanta Hawks want to do everything they can over their last dozen games to be as playoff-ready as possible.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks spent some extra time in the film room Monday. They didn't necessarily like what they were seeing but couldn't argue with what it showed.
ATLANTA - Tony Parker can't really explain why the San Antonio Spurs have been mediocre on the road this season.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Thunder keep losing players and finding ways to win.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Harrison Barnes had 25 points, Andre Iguodala added 21 points and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Atlanta Hawks 114-95 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the NBA's top two teams.
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