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NBA issues clarification, Howard should not have been ejected

On second thought … Dwight Howard should not have been ejected for the technical foul he received for hanging on the rim in the Hawks’ 114-98 win over the Celtics Monday night. The NBA issued a rule clarification less than two hours after the completion of the game in which Howard was ejected for a second technical foul in the third quarter. According to release by the league: &ldquo...
Hawks will take ‘few days’ to fill available roster spot

Hawks will take ‘few days’ to fill available roster spot

The Hawks will take at least a few days to determine how they will fill their open roster spot, coach and president of basketball operations Mike Budenholzer said Monday. The Hawks have an available spot after Lamar Patterson was waived Sunday. The team and Patterson mutually agreed on the release so Patterson could deal with a personal issue. “We will probably take a few days and see what happens...
Sefolosha returns to Hawks’ starting lineup

Sefolosha returns to Hawks’ starting lineup

Thabo Sefolosha will return to the starting lineup when the Hawks play the Celtics Monday night. The small forward missed nine straight games with a left groin injury. He returned to the lineup but came off the bench in games against the Heat on Friday and the Magic on Sunday. Tim Hardaway Jr. started the past 11 games in place of Sefolosha and now will come off the bench. “Thabo has played...
Game Thread: Hawks at Celtics

Game Thread: Hawks at Celtics

Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics reacts after hitting a 3-point basket against the Dennis Schroder of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on January 13, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hawks waive Patterson after team, player agree on release

Hawks waive Patterson after team, player agree on release

The Hawks requested waivers on Lamar Patterson on Sunday. The team and Patterson agreed on the release to allow the player to address a personal matter. The Hawks now have an open roster spot. Patterson was inactive for Saturday’s game at the Magic. He was at the arena but was not on the bench for the game. According to a personal familiar with the situation, Patterson “will be fine.&rdquo...
Tough times behind, ahead for reeling Hawks

Tough times behind, ahead for reeling Hawks

It was not a good two days for the Hawks. They dropped games to the Heat and Magic on Friday and Saturday – teams that were a combined 46-70 and 24 games under .500. “All of us collectively need to find a way to be better,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said after a 105-86 loss to the Magic. “It’s important that it starts quickly.” The recent trouble has not just...
Hawks in danger of missing playoffs — and would that be a bad thing?

Hawks in danger of missing playoffs — and would that be a bad thing?

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon dunks over Hawks forward Kent Bazemore in the first quarter of a game Saturday night in Orlando.
Hawks more than late for bus in loss to Magic

Hawks more than late for bus in loss to Magic

Five observations from the Hawks’ 105-86 loss to the Magic Saturday. 1. Dennis Schroder did not start the game as he was a late scratch from the lineup. The starting point guard was late to the team bus to the arena Saturday. The tardiness came one day after he was suspended one game for failure to return in time from the All-Star break. “We continue to hold our entire roster, all of our...
Inside the box score: Magic 105, Hawks 86

Inside the box score: Magic 105, Hawks 86

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 105-86 loss to the Magic: Key players * Terrence Ross, just arrived from the Raptors, led all scorers with 24 points. He was 10 of 15 from the field and 4 of 7 from 3-point range. * Aaron Gordon had 18 points, including a number of impressive dunks. * Dwight Howard had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks. Key stat Howard picked up his third and...
Hawks embarrassed again in loss to lowly Magic

Hawks embarrassed again in loss to lowly Magic

The Hawks are reeling. At the wrong time. The Hawks trailed by as many as 21 points in a 105-86 loss to the Magic Saturday night at Amway Center. It was the Hawks third straight loss and all have come by a considerable margin. The last two losses, to the Heat and Magic, were against teams with a combined record of 46-70. That’s 24 games under .500. The Hawks (32-26) are sliding back in the standings...
Delaney starts over Schroder in late lineup change

Delaney starts over Schroder in late lineup change

The Hawks made a late change to their starting lineup before Saturday’s game against the Magic by inserting Malcolm Delaney for Dennis Schroder minutes before tipoff. The move was described as a coach’s decision. Schroder will play but just come off the bench. Schroder was suspended for Friday’s game against the Heat after he failed to return to the team on time following the All-Star...
Bazemore, young athlete share bond beyond uniform number

Bazemore, young athlete share bond beyond uniform number

There is a connection between John Michael Night and Kent Bazemore that goes well beyond the uniform No. 24. The two met last year when John Michael was at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center. The Orlando-area prep lacrosse star suffered a stroke. The paralyzing condition hit just weeks after John Michael was awarded an athletic and academic scholarship to Mercer College in Georgia. Through a family friend...
Well-travelled Ilyasova a wanted man with Hawks

Well-travelled Ilyasova a wanted man with Hawks

Ersan Ilyasova is a wanted man. That’s something for a player on his third team this season and fifth in the past two seasons. The Hawks had a list of targeted players leading up to the NBA trade deadline and Ilyasova was on it. The team acquired the power forward from the 76ers for Tiago Splitter on Wednesday, one day before the deadline, with each on expiring contracts. The deal had been in...
Game Thread: Hawks at Magic

Game Thread: Hawks at Magic

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) drives against Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) in the first half of n NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb.
How the Heat became the latest team to burn Hawks from 3-point line

How the Heat became the latest team to burn Hawks from 3-point line

Five observations from the Hawks’ 108-90 loss to the Heat Friday night. 1. The Hawks were done in by a poor second quarter. The Heat scored 38 points in the period as they shot 52 percent from the field. The killer was the 7 of 10 performance from 3-point range. Dion Waiters and Tyler Johnson each had two. “The second quarter, 38 points defensively, you look at the clips at halftime and...
Inside the box score: Heat 108, Hawks 90

Inside the box score: Heat 108, Hawks 90

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 108-90 loss to the Heat Friday night: Key players * Tyler Johnson scored a game-high 23 points, with three 3-pointers, to lead the Heat. * Goran Dragic had 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks from his point guard position. * Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 21 points, including nine from the free-throw line, in just three quarters...
Heat rout Hawks in return from All-Star break

Heat rout Hawks in return from All-Star break

This was not the way the Hawks wanted to come out of the All-Star break. The Hawks talked about making a final push toward the playoffs with 26 games left in the regular season. Perhaps it can start with 25 games remaining. The Hawks trailed by as many as 26 points in a lopsided loss to the Heat, 108-90, Friday night at Philips Arena. Starting point guard Dennis Schroder, serving a one-game suspension...
Why the Hawks didn’t wait for buyout market to fill roster

Why the Hawks didn’t wait for buyout market to fill roster

The Hawks didn’t wait long — or for the buyout market to fully unfold — before filling two open roster spots. The Hawks officially announced the signings of Ryan Kelly and Lamar Patterson to multi-year deals Friday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the signings Thursday night after the NBA trade deadline. Both Kelly and Patterson played for the Hawks this season. The familiarity...
Hawks tried but never close to obtaining George or Butler

Hawks tried but never close to obtaining George or Butler

At the NBA trade deadline, the Hawks tried to obtain a top-tier player such as the Pacers’ Paul George or the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler. They came up empty. According to Hawks coach and president of basketball operations Mike Budenholzer, the team was not close to such an acquisition. The Hawks were in trade discussions right up until the 3 p.m. deadline Thursday with “lots of big deals&rdquo...
Hawks suspend Schroder for one game (updated)

Hawks suspend Schroder for one game (updated)

The Hawks suspended starting point guard Dennis Schroder for one game without play for failure to report to the team on time following the NBA All-Star break. He will miss tonight’s game against the Heat and will return for Saturday’s game at the Magic. Schroder returned to his native Germany for the All-Star break, but did not take his visa to return to the United States. He missed the...
Game Thread: Heat at Hawks

Game Thread: Heat at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) drives to the basket as he is defended by New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Jan.
Hawks to sign Patterson, Kelly for rest of season

Hawks to sign Patterson, Kelly for rest of season

The Hawks came out of the NBA trade deadline with two open roster spots – but they won’t stay vacant for long. The Hawks will sign both Lamar Patterson and Ryan Kelly to end-of-season contracts, according to a person familiar with the situation. Both players spent time with the Hawks this season. They are expected to be in uniform when the Hawks host the Heat on Friday in their first game...
Hawks tried for big deal but made just minor move at trade deadline

Hawks tried for big deal but made just minor move at trade deadline

The NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday with the Hawks making one minor move. The team traded Mike Scott, the draft rights to Cenk Akyol and cash considerations to the Suns for a top-55 protected 2017 second-round draft pick. The Hawks also received a $3.3 million traded player exception in the deal. The Hawks’ substantive move was made Wednesday night with the acquisition of power...
Hawks list no injuries, no decision on whether Sefolosha will start

Hawks list no injuries, no decision on whether Sefolosha will start

The Hawks issued their injury report on Thursday – and for the first time all season it was blank. Thabo Sefolosha was removed from the report after missing the past nine games with a left groin injury. He is expected to play in Friday’s game against the Heat but no decision has been made as to whether he will be in the starting lineup at small forward. Tim Hardaway Jr. started all nine...
Hawks’ play will have to scream loud to get anybody’s attention

Hawks’ play will have to scream loud to get anybody’s attention

The Hawks aren’t oblivious to their standing in this perpetually humbled sports market. Two years ago at this time, they were everybody’s darling. Today, they have all the allure of a $1 scratch-off lottery ticket. The pro football team is coming off a Super Bowl. The pro baseball team has modest expectations for this season but at least has tangible reasons to believe things are ascending...
Hawks trade Scott to Suns at deadine

Hawks trade Scott to Suns at deadine

The Hawks made one minor move at the NBA trade deadline Thursday by sending Mike Scott to the Suns for cash. The deal generated at $3.3 million traded player exception. Scott started the season injured and has not played well in limited opportunities. He averaged a career-low 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in 10.8 minutes over 18 games this season. The move does give the Hawks two open roster spots....
Game Thread: NBA Trade Deadline

Game Thread: NBA Trade Deadline

Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins defends against Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha under the basket during the second period in an NBA basketball game on Monday, Oct.
Visa issue delayed Schroder’s return from All-Star break

Visa issue delayed Schroder’s return from All-Star break

It was a visa problem that prevented Dennis Schroder from returning to the United States from an All-Star break trip to Germany. The Hawks starting point guard missed Wednesday’s practice, the team’s first workout. Coach Mike Budenholzer said of Schroder’s absence Wednesday only that there were “travel issues” and that he was hopeful he would make it back by Thursday...
Atlanta Hawks pay tribute to

Atlanta Hawks pay tribute to "Black Fives” for Black History Month: 5 things to do this week in Atlanta

Black History Month is coming to an end, but there are still a few more opportunities to learn something new about the experiences and contributions of black people.  Black History Month: 7 ways to celebrate in Atlanta This weekend, the Atlanta Hawks are paying homage to African American teams that existed before the NBA racially integrated.   The Alliance Theatre continues its tradition...
Hawks acquire Ilyasova for Splitter (updated)

Hawks acquire Ilyasova for Splitter (updated)

The Hawks got an early jump on the NBA trade deadline with the acquisition of Ersan Ilyasova from the 76ers in exchange for Tiago Splitter on Wednesday. The teams agreed on the deal in the early evening and announced it hours later. The Hawks will also send two 2017 second-round picks to the 76ers – their own and one they own from the Heat. The Hawks will get the 76ers 2017 second-round pick...
Hawks will look to add offense at trade deadline

Hawks will look to add offense at trade deadline

The Hawks will look to add an offensive threat at the NBA trade deadline. Well, as long as he plays defense, too. The Hawks are considered buyers with the deadline at 3 p.m. Thursday. They have had many conversations with many teams. The area with most room for improvement would be the offense, which currently ranks 26th in the NBA in offensive efficiency at 102.9. The staple of the team is its defense...
Hawks notes: Sefolosha likely to return Friday

Hawks notes: Sefolosha likely to return Friday

Thabo Sefolosha went through an entire practice Wednesday and it appears the Hawks starting small forward will return to the lineup on Friday. Sefolosha missed the past nine games with a left groin injury. The Hawks went 5-4 in his absence. “I felt pretty good,” Sefolosha said after the workout. “I’m looking forward to the next few days and see exactly how it feels and hopefully...
Howard to have high school number retired

Howard to have high school number retired

Dwight Howard will have his Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy high school jersey number retired by school Thursday. The Hawks center will have his No. 12 honored during halftime of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy’s playoff game against Whitefield Academy. Howard wore No. 12 for the first 12 seasons of his NBA career after he went straight from high school to the professional ranks as the...
The Hawks need a big-picture guy, and that’s not Budenholzer

The Hawks need a big-picture guy, and that’s not Budenholzer

Most every NBA watcher agrees: The Hawks need to be sellers at this trade deadline. Trouble is, the Hawks have declared that they’re not selling the player who’d attract the greatest return, meaning Paul Millsap. Having said that, you’ve essentially said, “We are not — repeat, are not — in rebuild mode.” So here’s what they are: A team with the fifth-best...
Nothing imminent but Hawks ‘very busy’ ahead of trade deadline

Nothing imminent but Hawks ‘very busy’ ahead of trade deadline

Two days ahead of the NBA trade deadline and the Hawks continue to be “very busy” exploring possible deals to add to the current roster, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Hawks have had “a lot of conversations with a lot of teams” over the past two days but nothing is imminent. The NBA trade deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday. It is possible that the trade deadline...
Where the Hawks stand headed into final 26 games of regular season

Where the Hawks stand headed into final 26 games of regular season

The Hawks return to practice on Wednesday following the All-Star break. Their first game after the break is at home against the Heat on Friday. Here is a look at where the team stands in five areas going into the final 26 games of the regular season. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. The team that reconvenes on Wednesday could look different the next day. The Hawks have been active in exploring...
Complete list of Hawks’ upcoming draft picks

Complete list of Hawks’ upcoming draft picks

With the NBA trade deadline on Thursday at 3 p.m., the Hawks have a number of future draft picks that could be used in a deal. They have all of their own first- and second-round picks for the next six drafts (and beyond) and several other first- and second-rounders. Here is the complete list of draft assets: 2017 First round – Own Second round – Own (No. 31-55) or to Spurs (No. 56-60)...
Atlanta United announces TV partnership

Atlanta United announces TV partnership

Nineteen Atlanta United games will be broadcast regionally this season by Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast in a multi-year agreement announced Tuesday. Fox declined to say whether it is paying a rights fee as part of the deal. The MLS expansion team’s remaining 15 games will be televised nationally by either ESPN, Fox Sports or Univision. MLS requires games that aren’t picked...
At trade deadline, Budenholzer wants short and long term success

At trade deadline, Budenholzer wants short and long term success

Mike Budenholzer insists he is looking out for the best interest of the Hawks in the short and long term as the NBA trade deadline approaches. Budenholzer wears two hats as head coach and president of basketball operations. He is a strong voice in potential roster moves. Perhaps the head coach wants to win now and the president wants to win in the future. “I just think we are considering how...
Millsap has five points, five rebounds in All-Star Game

Millsap has five points, five rebounds in All-Star Game

Paul Millsap had five points and five rebounds as the Hawks forward participated in his fourth straight NBA All-Star Game Sunday night. Millsap was 2 of 4 from the floor, including 1 of 3 from 3-point range. He added three assists and a steal in his 13 minutes for the East. The West won the game, 192-182, in New Orleans. The Pelicans’ Anthony Davis led all scorers with 52 points for the West...
Photos: Robinson wins NBA slam-dunk contest

Photos: Robinson wins NBA slam-dunk contest

Photos from the events at the NBA’s All-Star weekend on Feb. 18, 2017.
Keeping these Hawks together at deadline makes little sense

Keeping these Hawks together at deadline makes little sense

Here is the optimistic viewpoint of the Hawks at the All-Star break: Despite letting Al Horford go, despite replacing him with Dwight Howard, despite dealing Kyle Korver last month, despite fielding a team considered so uninteresting that average home (announced) attendance has dropped by 1,000 from last season and 1,500 from two years ago, they are on pace to finish with about the same regular-season...
Millsap has been a constant in Hawks’ success

Millsap has been a constant in Hawks’ success

Paul Millsap has been the constant. The Hawks’ best player. The team’s current second-longest tenured player. The lone remaining starter from the 60-win Eastern Conference finalist. The steadying personality and vocal presence. The now four-time NBA All-Star. “I think that is what this league is about, consistency,” said Millsap, who will be playing in his fourth straight All-Star...
Hawks’ first-half technical foul bill $67,000

Hawks’ first-half technical foul bill $67,000

The Hawks totaled 29 technical fouls – at a cost of $67,000 – through the All-Star break. Here is the list of what the team has accumulated through the first 56 games of the season: Dwight Howard – 9 ($24,000) Kent Bazemore – 7 ($16,000) Paul Millsap – 6 ($13,000) Dennis Schroder – 3 ($6,000) Thabo Sefolosha – 2 ($4,000) Mike Budenholzer – 2 ($4,000)...
The Hawks at the All-Star break – not nearly bad, not quite good

The Hawks at the All-Star break – not nearly bad, not quite good

The beauty and grace of pro basketball. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) The Atlanta Hawks hit the All-Star break — which comes nowhere near the halfway mark, we note — at 32-24.
Hawks radio voice Holman to enter Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

Hawks radio voice Holman to enter Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

Steve Holman has accumulated a long list of honors over his nearly four decades in Atlanta. The radio voice of the Hawks is about to add another. A significant one. You can count on Holman being around for awhile longer to call Hawks game. The team is in the final stages of a signing Holman to a new contract. Holman will be one of five inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Friday night. The...
Atlanta’s countdown clock to college football title game starts today

Atlanta’s countdown clock to college football title game starts today

Atlanta is on the clock — literally — to host college football’s national title game. A new 50-yard-long digital marquee on the front of the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta will be activated today and, on one end, will count down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the city hosts next season’s College Football Playoff championship game Jan. 8, 2018...
How the Hawks lost, and could look different after the All-Star break

How the Hawks lost, and could look different after the All-Star break

Five observations from the Hawks’ 99-84 loss to the Clippers Wednesday. 1. The Hawks turned the ball over time and time again. Many were in the form of steals by the Clippers – 18 to be exact. “There were times when we weren’t sharp enough with the ball, weren’t decisive enough with the ball,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “They turned some of those turnovers...
Inside the box score: Clippers 99, Hawks 84

Inside the box score: Clippers 99, Hawks 84

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 99-84 loss to the Clippers Wednesday: * Blake Griffin had a game-high 17 points and nine assists in 30 minutes for the Clippers. * J.J. Redick scored 15 points but making 5 of 8 3-point attempts * Dennis Schroder led the Hawk with 15 points and seven assists. The Clippers were 10 of 20 from 3-point range in the first half. * Hawks starters were a combined...
All-Star break starts early for Hawks in rout by Clippers

All-Star break starts early for Hawks in rout by Clippers

Paul Millsap threw a lob pass to Dwight Howard. It bounced off the side of the backboard. It was that kind of night for the Hawks. The Hawks started the All-Star break somewhat early as they trailed by as many as 22 points on the way to a 99-84 loss to the Clippers Wednesday night at Staples Center. The Hawks could look different when they return from the hiatus with the NBA trade deadline on Feb...
Hawks actively looking to add ahead of NBA trade deadline

Hawks actively looking to add ahead of NBA trade deadline

The Hawks may have taken Paul Millsap off the trade market but the team has been active ahead of next week’s NBA trade deadline, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Hawks’ interest is in adding to the current roster. There is no guarantee that a deal will be made before the Feb. 23 deadline. However, more than one deal is possible ahead of the stretch run of the regular...
Hawks ready for needed All-Star break rest

Hawks ready for needed All-Star break rest

The Hawks charter will not be full when the team returns from the end of a three-game west coast road trip on Thursday. It’s the NBA All-Star break. The Hawks won’t play a game again until Feb. 24 after Wednesday’s game at the Clippers. Many players and coaches will scatter for mini-vacations during the down time and Los Angeles is a convenient starting point. The break is needed...
Game Thread: Hawks at Clippers

Game Thread: Hawks at Clippers

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu drives to the basket on Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore.
NBA: Two incorrect non-calls in Hawks win over Trail Blazers

NBA: Two incorrect non-calls in Hawks win over Trail Blazers

The NBA review of the final two minutes of regulation and overtime of the Hawks’ 109-105 victory over the Trail Blazers Monday night found two incorrect calls. Both benefitted the Hawks. According to the Last Two Minutes report issued Tuesday, Dennis Schroder should have been called for a personal foul on Damian Lillard with 9.6 seconds remaining in overtime. The Hawks led 105-104 at the time...
Hawks keep adding to list of improbable wins

Hawks keep adding to list of improbable wins

Add another improbable Hawks victory to the growing list. The Hawks’ 109-104 overtime win over the Trail Blazers Monday night was the latest example of successful late-game dramatics, many which can only be described as out of the ordinary. Paul Millsap scored with 0.1 seconds remaining to force overtime. The Trail Blazers scored the first seven points of the extra period for what was surely...
Hawks use 12-0 run to end overtime in win over Blazers

Hawks use 12-0 run to end overtime in win over Blazers

The Hawks are still undefeated in overtimes this season. It wasn’t easy. The Hawks erased a seven-point deficit in the extra period en route to a 109-104 win over the Trail Blazers in a nationally televised game Monday night at Moda Center. The Trail Blazers scored the first seven points of overtime. The Hawks answered with eight straight to take a 105-104 lead with 40.3 seconds remaining. After...
How the Hawks pulled out another improbable victory

How the Hawks pulled out another improbable victory

Five observations from the Hawks’ 109-104 overtime win over the Trail Blazers. 1. Add this to the list of improbable Hawks’ wins this season. The Hawks scored the final 12 points of the game with eight coming from the free-throw line. The only baskets came from Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore. The Trail Blazers scored the first seven points of overtime but would not score again after...
Inside the box score: Hawks 109, Trail Blazers 104 OT

Inside the box score: Hawks 109, Trail Blazers 104 OT

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 109-104 overtime victory over the Trail Blazers Monday: Key players * Tim Hardaway Jr. had a team-high 25 points, including 20 in the second half. * Paul Millsap finished with 21 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four blocks. His game-tying basket at the buzzer forced overtime. * Taurean Prince played a season-high 25 minutes, including three...
Hawks notes: Sefolosha to miss eighth straight game

Hawks notes: Sefolosha to miss eighth straight game

Thabo Sefolosha will miss his eighth straight game with a left groin injury as the starting forward will not be able to play Monday at the Trail Blazers. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer still remains optimistic that Sefolosha could play Wednesday at the Clippers before the All-Star break. However, the team will monitor Sefolosha in the next two days and consider the additional extended break. The Hawks...
Budenholzer on Millsap: ‘He’s not going anywhere’

Budenholzer on Millsap: ‘He’s not going anywhere’

Continued speculation about the future of Paul Millsap with the NBA trade deadline looming ended with a few words. “He’s not going anywhere,” said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, who also serves as president of basketball operations, to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday. “You can write that.” Budenholzer reiterated the franchise’s position about their four-time...
Game Thread: Hawks at Trail Blazers

Game Thread: Hawks at Trail Blazers

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer, left, questions referee Tony Brothers about a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings Friday, Feb.
Hawks upgrade Sefolosha to questionable

Hawks upgrade Sefolosha to questionable

Hawks starting forward Thabo Sefolosha has been upgraded to questionable ahead of Monday’s game at the Trail Blazers. Sefolosha has missed the past seven games with a left groin injury. The Hawks issued the updated injury report Sunday. Sefolosha has averages of 7.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.7 steals in 25.8 minutes in his 44 games this season. He injured his groin against the...
NBA: Hardaway not fouled on final play of Hawks’ loss to Kings

NBA: Hardaway not fouled on final play of Hawks’ loss to Kings

Tim Hardaway Jr. was not fouled on the final play of the Hawks’ 108-107 loss to the Kings on Friday night, according to the NBA. The league issued its Last Two Minutes report from the game Saturday, in which it concluded that Matt Barnes made “incidental” contact with Hardaway on his drive to the basket as time was about to expire. The report did state that the Kings’ DeMarcus...
Why Hawks were frustrated by non-foul call after losing 22-point lead

Why Hawks were frustrated by non-foul call after losing 22-point lead

Five observations from the Hawks’ 108-107 loss to the Kings Friday. 1. The video of the final play was everywhere. Nearly every Hawks players sat in the postgame locker room, some huddled together, intently staring out their phones. A laptop was scrutinized by other team personnel in a corner. They all showed the same thing. Tim Hardaway’s final second drive to the basket. The drive was...
Inside the box score: Kings 108, Hawks 107

Inside the box score: Kings 108, Hawks 107

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 108-107 loss to the Kings Friday night: Key players * Darren Collison scored on a left-handed layup high off the glass, the final of his 22 points, for the game-winner with 3.5 seconds remaining. * Tim Hardaway Jr. had a game-high 28 points for the Hawks. * Paul Millsap scored 25 points in the loss. Key stat Dwight Howard had zero points, one rebound...
Hawks blow 22-point lead in loss to Kings

Hawks blow 22-point lead in loss to Kings

First, a 22-point lead was lost. And then, the game. The Hawks failed to hold off the Kings’ dramatic comeback in a 108-107 loss Friday night at Golden 1 Center. The Kings’ Darren Collison scored on a layup high off the glass with 3.5 seconds left for the winning margin. Tim Hardaway Jr. was turned away at the buzzer and the Hawks had failed. The Hawks complained about a non-fould call...
Hawks co-owner Hill donates $25,000 to Morehouse College

Hawks co-owner Hill donates $25,000 to Morehouse College

Grant Hill, Hawks co-owner and Vice Chair of the Board, was named the 2017 recipient of the NCAA President Gerald R. Ford Award and donated the accompanying $25,000 honorarium to Atlanta’s Morehouse College. The award honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for college sports. Hill received the award at the NCAA Convention in Nashville on Jan. 20 and served...
Julia Emmons ready for induction into Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

Julia Emmons ready for induction into Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

A former executive director of the Atlanta Track Club, Julia Emmons will be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame class of 2017 on Feb. 17. “I’ve never been in a hall of fame where an Atlanta Falcons football player is one of my fellow inductees or nationally known sports commentators, so it’s a great thrill,” Emmons said on being inducted. “I feel slightly out...
Now healthy, Bazemore making good on contract

Now healthy, Bazemore making good on contract

Kent Bazemore sensed the frustration of his teammates. The Hawks wing had struggled so much early in the season that he was turning down open shots for fear of missing. He took a moment and had an epiphany. “I was like, if I’m going to fail, it’s going to be an aggressive fail,” Bazemore said Friday morning before the Hawks played the Kings. Bazemore said the moment came in...
Game Thread: Hawks at Kings

Game Thread: Hawks at Kings

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard gestures to the crowd before an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Feb.
Why Hardaway pointed - twice - for halfcourt alley-oop passes in win

Why Hardaway pointed - twice - for halfcourt alley-oop passes in win

Five observations from the Hawks’ 117-106 wire-to-wire victory over the Nuggets Wednesday. 1. Tim Hardaway Jr. pointed and Dennis Schroder delivered. Hardaway converted two alley-oop passes from near half court after signaling Schroder as part of the Hawks’ fast start. “He pointed up,” Schroder said. “I trust my teammate. We are playing fast and that’s best for...
Inside the box score: Hawks 117, Nuggets 106

Inside the box score: Hawks 117, Nuggets 106

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 117-106 victory over the Nuggets Wednesday night: Key players * Dennis Schroder had a double-double of 24 points and 10 assists. * Paul Millsap had 23 points, including a key and-one layup in the final minutes. * Kent Bazemore finished with 14 points. He was 3 of 4 from 3-point range including the first two baskets of the game. Key stat The Hawks had...
Photos: Ex-Hawk Kyle Korver scores 29 for Cavs

Photos: Ex-Hawk Kyle Korver scores 29 for Cavs

Hawks go wire-to-wire in win over Nuggets

Hawks go wire-to-wire in win over Nuggets

Dennis Schroder delivered from half court – twice. The Hawks point guard threw two alley-oop passes from near midcourt that Tim Hardaway Jr. dunked in highlight-worthy fashion. Call them the Hawks’ Dunk of the Year Part I and II. They were just two of the many positives in the Hawks wire-to-wire 117-106 victory over the Nuggets Wednesday night at Philips Arena. Yet still the Hawks had...
Photos: Hawks hang on to beat the Nuggets

Photos: Hawks hang on to beat the Nuggets

Energy and effort at issue as Hawks pile up lopsided losses

Energy and effort at issue as Hawks pile up lopsided losses

The Hawks have lacked energy and effort in what is becoming a trend of lopsided losses, according to coach Mike Budenholzer and several players. A Hawks loss tends to be a big loss. When the Hawks lost by 25 points to the Jazz on Monday it was their eighth loss of the season by 20 or more points. The team lost nine times by such a margin in the previous three seasons combined under Budenholzer. That...
Hawks change rehab approach with Sefolosha

Hawks change rehab approach with Sefolosha

Thabo Sefolosha will miss his sixth consecutive game with a left groin injury, but the Hawks remain hopeful that the starting forward will return before the All-Star break next week. The Hawks are trying a new approach to get Sefolosha back in the lineup, according to coach Mike Budenholzer. It could involve missing more games. “Every game or every day we were ramping him up and seeing if he...
Hawks sign Patterson to second 10-day contract (updated)

Hawks sign Patterson to second 10-day contract (updated)

The Hawks signed Lamar Patterson to a second 10-day contract Wednesday. The first deal with the guard/forward expired Tuesday. The second 10-day contract will expire Feb. 17 as the Hawks are in the All-Star break. Patterson will be eligible for four games, including tonight’s home contest against the Nuggets. “There is a level of comfort in knowing Lamar,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer...
Game Thread: Nuggets at Hawks

Game Thread: Nuggets at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) drives against Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) in the first half of n NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb.
Championship near-misses in Atlanta sports history

Championship near-misses in Atlanta sports history

The Atlanta Falcons' loss to the New England Patriots in the 2017 Super Bowl adds to the dearth of titles that, so some, have defined Atlanta's 50-year plus sports history.
Bembry ‘not afraid of anyone’ in recent defensive assignments

Bembry ‘not afraid of anyone’ in recent defensive assignments

First, slow MVP candidate James Harden. Second, take on thorn in the side Evan Fournier. In back-to-back games, Hawks rookie DeAndre Bembry has played a major defensive role in victories. The Hawks erased a 20-point deficit for a win over the Rockets on Thursday and led wire-to-wire for a win over the Magic Saturday. “DeAndre is a special type of player,” Tim Hardaway Jr. said. &ldquo...
How the Hawks won amidst M-V-P chants at Philips Arena

How the Hawks won amidst M-V-P chants at Philips Arena

Five observations from the Hawks’ 113-86 victory over the Magic Saturday. 1. Tim Hardaway Jr. picked up right where he left off. The guard, starting with Thabo Sefolosha still nursing a left groin injury, finished with 21 points in 27 minutes. After scoring 33 points in a win over the Rockets on Thursday, Hardaway started the game with a layup and a dunk for the Hawks’ first two baskets...
Inside the box score: Hawks 113, Magic 86

Inside the box score: Hawks 113, Magic 86

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 113-86 victory over the Magic Saturday: Key players * Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He added three 3-pointers. * Paul Millsap also scored 21 points on 7 of 14 shooting. * Dwight Howard had his 33rd double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Key stat The Hawks starters were a combined 30 of 51 from the field with each shooting...
Hawks go wire-to-wire in win over Magic

Hawks go wire-to-wire in win over Magic

The Falcons could use this offense in the Super Bowl. The Hawks drubbed the Magic with a high-powered offensive attack in a 113-86 victory Saturday night on the eve of the Falcons matchup against the Patriots for the NFL Championship. The Hawks led by as many as 27 points in the wire-to-wire win that saw them shoot better than 65 percent through the first half at Philips Arena. The Hawks (30-21) have...
Game Thread: Magic at Hawks

Game Thread: Magic at Hawks

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) drives against Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre Bembry during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb.
Prince recalled after scoring 16 points in D-League assignment game

Prince recalled after scoring 16 points in D-League assignment game

Update: The Hawks recalled Taurean Prince from the D-League assignment Saturday. Mike Dunleavy (right knee) was added to Hawks injury report as probable and Thabo Sefolosha (left groin) remains questionable. Taurean Prince scored 16 points for the Long Island Nets in an NBA Development League game against the Greensboro Swarm Friday night. Prince came off the bench and added four rebounds, three assists...
Hawks assign Prince to D-League

Hawks assign Prince to D-League

The Hawks assigned Taurean Prince to the NBA Development League on Friday. The rookie forward will play for the Long Island Nets via the flexible assignment rule. The Long Island Nets play Friday and Saturday at the Greensboro Swarm. Both games start at 7 p.m. The Hawks will re-assess the assignment after the two games. Prince played four games for the Long Island Nets in a D-League assignment from...
NBA: One incorrect call in Hawks in over Rockets

NBA: One incorrect call in Hawks in over Rockets

The NBA found one incorrect call in the final two minutes of the Hawks’ 113-108 victory over the Rockets Thursday night, according to a league review. The non-call favored the Hawks. The league issued a Last Two Minutes report from the game Friday and stated that Dwight Howard should have been called for a shooting foul on James Harden with 58 seconds remaining. The Hawks had erased a 20-point...
Prince fined $25,000 for Flagrant Foul 2

Prince fined $25,000 for Flagrant Foul 2

Hawks rookie Taurean Prince was fined $25,000 for forcefully pulling down the Heat’s Hassan Whiteside during Wednesday’s game, it was announced by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s Executive Vice Preside of Basketball Operations. on Friday. In addition, the Heat’s James Johnson was fined 25,000 for escalating the situation in retaliation with by throwing a forearm into the chest of...
Some Hawks season-ticket holders facing price increases

Some Hawks season-ticket holders facing price increases

The Hawks are contacting season-ticket holders about subscriptions for next season and some fans will see a price increase for their seats. While some ticket prices will not be increased, some will see a small percentage and some a substantial percentage. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said most increases are less than 10 percent. “On average, we have modest price increases in single digits,”...
Hardaway Jr. is kicking down opportunity’s door

Hardaway Jr. is kicking down opportunity’s door

Tim Hardaway Jr. isn’t just knocking at opportunity’s door. He’s about to kick it in. The Hawks shooting guard was the catalyst for yet another dramatic victory with a career-high 33 points in a 113-108 victory over the Rockets on Thursday night. The Hawks erased a 20-point deficit in the final 8:27 as Hardaway scored 23 fourth-quarter points. He had 20 of the Hawks’ points...
How Hardaway-led Hawks won yet another in dramatic fashion

How Hardaway-led Hawks won yet another in dramatic fashion

Five observations from the Hawks’ 113-108 victory over the Rockets Thursday night, a game in which they erased a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit. 1. Timmy Time. The Hawks guard went off in the fourth quarter to lead his team to another dramatic victory. It was the second game this season they erased a 20-point deficit. Hardaway scored 23 fourth-quarter points, making 8 of 11 shots, including...
Inside the box score: Hawks 113, Rockets 108

Inside the box score: Hawks 113, Rockets 108

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 113-108 come-from-behind victory over the Rockets Thursday: * Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 33 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter. His previous career-high was 29 points – or six fewer than he had in the final period. * Dwight Howard returned to Houston and finished with 24 points and a season-high tying 23 rebounds. * James Harden...
Atlanta scores a huge win in Houston. And no, not the Falcons

Atlanta scores a huge win in Houston. And no, not the Falcons

Making it hard on Harden. (AP Photo/George Bridges) HOUSTON — Put it this way: If Atlanta’s pro football team has as a strong a finish in this city as Atlanta’s pro basketball team just did, there’ll be a parade down Peachtree next week.
Twenty point fourth-quarter deficit not too much for Hawks

Twenty point fourth-quarter deficit not too much for Hawks

Tim Hardaway Jr. would not – and frankly could not – be stopped. The Hawks guard single-handedly brought his team back from a 20-point four-quarter deficit in another shocking victory. Hardaway scored a career-high 33 points, 23 in the final quarter, as the Hawks defeated the Rockets 113-108 Thursday night at the Toyota Center. The Hawks ended the game on a 36-11 run with Hardaway scoring...
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