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Howard 13th, Millsap 20th in final All-Star fan voting

The Hawks’ Paul Millsap finished 20th in All-Star fan voting among Eastern Conference frontcourt players with 39,551 votes. The NBA released the full balloting by fans, players and media in announcing the All-Star Game starters Thursday. Millsap, who made the All-Star team as a reserve the past three seasons, also finished tied for 12th in player voting with 13 votes. A total of 324 players...
Hawks trade Williams, sign Neal to 10-day contract (updated)

Hawks trade Williams, sign Neal to 10-day contract (updated)

The Hawks traded Mo Williams to the Nuggets for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol on Wednesday. The move opened a roster spot, which the Hawks used to sign guard Gary Neal to a 10-day contract. The Hawks also received a $2.2 million traded player exception as part of the deal. Neal, 32, most recently played in the NBA Development League with the Texas Legends. He worked out for the Hawks last week. The...
NBA considers changing game over millennials’ short attention spans

NBA considers changing game over millennials’ short attention spans

“It’s something that I know all of sports are looking at right now, and that is the format of the game and the length of time it takes to play the game,” Silver said to ESPN.com’s Tom Hamilton. “Obviously people, particularly millennials, have increasingly short attention spans, so it’s something as a business we need to pay attention to,” he added.
How the Hawks survived a defensive lapse to hold off Knicks

How the Hawks survived a defensive lapse to hold off Knicks

Five observations from the Hawks’ 108-107 victory over the Knicks Monday in a Martin Luther King Jr. matinee. 1. It was almost the costliest of defensive lapses. Down by one, the Knicks’ Derrick Rose had a near-clear path to the basket after two Hawks defenders closed on Carmelo Anthony on the game’s final possession. Paul Millsap was able to block Rose at the basket with 5.9 seconds...
Inside the box score: Hawks 108, Knicks 107

Inside the box score: Hawks 108, Knicks 107

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 108-107 victory over the Knicks Monday: * Dennis Schroder finished with 28 points, making 13 of 16 shots, and had the game-winning 3-pointer with 22.4 seconds left. * Tim Hardaway Jr. had 20 points, including 16 in the second half. * Kris Humphries had 14 points and seven rebounds. The Hawks won despite being outrebounded 53-36, including 15-8 on the...
Millsap rescues Hawks with last-second block

Millsap rescues Hawks with last-second block

Paul Millsap to the rescue. The Hawks nearly lost to the Knicks after two defenders covered Carmelo Anthony and left Derrick Rose an open lane to the basket. Millsap came over and blocked a Rose layup with 5.9 seconds left and the Hawks held on for a 108-107 victory The Knicks in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee Monday at Madison Square Garden. The got two more chances at a game-winner on offensive...
Photos: Hawks scramble for close win over Knicks on MLK Day

Photos: Hawks scramble for close win over Knicks on MLK Day

Atlanta Hawks face New York Knicks in back-to-back afternoon games Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Howard out versus Knicks for rest

Howard out versus Knicks for rest

Dwight Howard will not play against the Knicks Monday after the Hawks made a late change to their starting lineup. Howard will be rested as the Hawks play the second of afternoon back-to-back games. The Hawks added Tim Hardaway Jr. to the starting lineup to be grouped with Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Thabo Sefolosha and Paul Millsap. The Hawks may have chosen to use a small lineup as the Knicks...
Game Thread: Hawks at Knicks

Game Thread: Hawks at Knicks

Atlanta Hawks’ Dwight Howard during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Monday, Nov.
How Hawks dialed up Bazemore and Dunleavy from long distance in win

How Hawks dialed up Bazemore and Dunleavy from long distance in win

Five observations from the Hawks’ 111-98 victory over the Bucks Sunday night, their eighth win in the past nine games. 1. Welcome to Atlanta, Mike Dunleavy. The newly-acquired guard/forward had 20 points off the bench in his second game in a Hawks uniform after being traded from the Cavaliers last week. Dunleavy was 4 of 5 from 3-point range and enticed Michael Beasley into a shooting foul on...
Inside the box score: Hawks 111, Bucks 98

Inside the box score: Hawks 111, Bucks 98

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 111-98 victory over the Bucks Sunday: Key players * Kent Bazemore scored a team-high 24 points, including four 3-pointers. * Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points off the bench, including four 3-pointers. * Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 33 points with eight rebounds, six assists three blocks and two steals. Key stat The Hawks were 13 of 26 from...
Dunleavy fitting right in as Hawks defeat Bucks

Dunleavy fitting right in as Hawks defeat Bucks

Mike Dunleavy has shown every sign of fitting in with the Hawks. The wing scored 20 points off the bench, including four 3-pointers, as the Hawks defeated the Bucks 111-98 at Philips Arena Sunday afternoon. Dunleavy is now 6 of 8 from 3-point range in his two games with the Hawks after being acquired in a trade with the Cavaliers. He had season-highs in points and 3-pointers. The Hawks (23-17) placed...
Thomas again denies Schroder trash talk claim (updated)

Thomas again denies Schroder trash talk claim (updated)

Isaiah Thomas denied again on Sunday that he spoke ill about Dennis Schroder’s mother and his family during Friday’s game in Atlanta. Both players send they are done talking about the incident. Following the Celtics’ 103-101 victory, one in which Thomas hit the game-winning basket with 2.4 seconds remaining, Schroder said Thomas took trash-talk to an unacceptable level. The Hawks...
Game Thread: Bucks at Hawks

Game Thread: Bucks at Hawks

Malcolm Delaney of the Atlanta Hawks defends against Gerald Green of the Boston Celtics at Philips Arena on January 13, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hawks holding auditions for fourth wing spot

Hawks holding auditions for fourth wing spot

The Hawks are holding auditions. With the trade of Kyle Korver, there is an opening for the fourth wing position to play in the regulation with Thabo Sefolosha, Kent Bazemore and Tim Hardaway Jr. Up for the part are rookies Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry and Mike Dunleavy, who was acquired from the Cavaliers in the Korver deal. In Friday’s 103-101 loss to the Celtics, Prince and Bembry made...
NBA: Hardaway Jr. fouled on key 3-point basket

NBA: Hardaway Jr. fouled on key 3-point basket

Tim Hardaway Jr. should have had a chance for another point after he made a key 3-pointer in the Hawks’ loss to the Celtics Friday night. The NBA reviewed the last two minutes of the 103-101 loss and noted one incorrect call in its Last Two Minutes report issued Saturday. Hardaway banked in a 3-pointer to pull the Hawks within three points, 101-98, with less than a minute to play. According...
Schroder, Thomas renew rivalry between Hawks and Celtics

Schroder, Thomas renew rivalry between Hawks and Celtics

A new chapter is being written in the book of the Hawks-Celtics rivalry. Dennis Schroder and Isaiah Thomas are the main characters in the rekindled drama between the NBA teams. Both point guards are well known for their competitive nature, and it boiled over again Friday night. There were others that came before. Dominique Wilkins and Larry Bird went head-to-head in a legendary scoring duel during...
How war of words between Schroder and Thomas escalated in Celtics win

How war of words between Schroder and Thomas escalated in Celtics win

Five observations from the Hawks’ 103-101 loss to the Celtics Friday night. 1. Dennis Schroder accused Isaiah Thomas of making comments about his mother and his family as the two point guards picked up their playoff rivalry. The game was between the Hawks and the Celtics. However, the game within the game quickly became Schroder and Thomas. Round One went to Thomas. He finished with a game-high...
Inside the box score: Celtics 103, Hawks 101

Inside the box score: Celtics 103, Hawks 101

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 103-101 loss to the Celtics Friday: Key players * Isaiah Thomas had a game-high 28 points, including the game-winning shot with 2.4 seconds remaining. * Tim Hardaway Jr. had 23 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter as the Hawks rallied. * Malcolm Delaney had 17 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and six assists. Key stat The Celtics were...
Celtics’ Thomas sinks Hawks with last-second shot

Celtics’ Thomas sinks Hawks with last-second shot

The Hawks-Celtics rivalry – and Dennis Schroder versus Isaiah Thomas in particular – has risen to a new level. The two point guards intensified a rivalry between the teams with a slap confrontation during last season’s playoff series, won by the Hawks in six games. This summer, long-time Hawks center Al Horford signed with the Celtics as an unrestricted free agent. Horford was booed...
Photos: Hawks lose to Al Horford, Celtics

Photos: Hawks lose to Al Horford, Celtics

Schroder on Thomas: ‘If he don’t slap me, nothing is going to happen’

Schroder on Thomas: ‘If he don’t slap me, nothing is going to happen’

Dennis Schroder remembers his matchup with Isaiah Thomas. And he won’t soon forget the slap. Schroder, the Hawks point guard, got into in with Thomas, the Celtics point guard, during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals last season. Television replays showed Thomas hitting Schroder in the head as his ran up court after a made basket. The NBA reviewed the incident and assessed Thomas...
Still no Hawks in Top 10 of NBA All-Star fan voting

Still no Hawks in Top 10 of NBA All-Star fan voting

The NBA released the second update on fan voting for the All-Star game on Thursday and, again, no Hawks players were in the top 10 in either frontcourt or backcourt results. The Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Warriors’ Stephen Curry lead the Eastern and Western Conferences. Fan voting continues through Jan. 16. Starters will be announced on Jan. 19 and the reserves, as selected by NBA...
Game Thread: Celtics at Hawks

Game Thread: Celtics at Hawks

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and Hawks guard Dennis Schroder are separated by Celtics players and an official as both are called for technical fouls as they get into a scuffle during the first half in their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff basketball game at TD Garden on Friday, April 22, 2016, in Boston.
Hawks sign beam to be placed in new practice facility

Hawks sign beam to be placed in new practice facility

The Hawks took another step toward the completion of their new practice facility. The latest, a bit ceremonial. Often done in construction, those involved in a project will sign a beam that will be used in the building. The Hawks held a news conference at Philips Arena on Thursday where officials from the Hawks, Emory Healthcare and Brookhaven signed two white beams. Included for the Hawks were CEO...
Dunleavy Jr. calls buyout reports ‘pretty inaccurate’

Dunleavy Jr. calls buyout reports ‘pretty inaccurate’

Mike Dunleavy Jr. simply needed time to report to the Hawks after being traded last week. Dunleavy called reports that he was seeking a buyout “pretty inaccurate” and noted that he reported on time after being acquired from the Cavaliers in a deal involving Kyle Korver. “I think when you get traded, especially someone like myself with three kids, a wife, a family, a lot of stuff...
Horford here in a Celtics uniform will be weird

Horford here in a Celtics uniform will be weird

Let’s face it: To see Al Horford in a Celtics uniform is going to be weird. Odd not just for Hawks fans, but for former coaches and teammates and Horford himself. After nine seasons at the core of the Hawks organization, Horford makes his first trip to Atlanta with the Celtics on Friday, six months after he signed with the Celtics as an unrestricted free agent last summer when he and his first...
How will Horford be received in return to Atlanta?

How will Horford be received in return to Atlanta?

Boston Celtics forward Al Horford smiles during a media availability at the team’s practice facility, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Waltham, Mass.
Grady to give Atlanta Hawks apparel to newborns

Grady to give Atlanta Hawks apparel to newborns

“Welcome to the Club” Grady babies.  The Atlanta Hawks launched the “Hawks Baby Club,” Wednesday at the Women’s Center of Grady Health System. Starting today, all Grady Health System newborns will receive a “Welcome to the Club” package: a Hawks onesie, Hawks blanket and a Hawks-branded certificate detailing the child’s name, weight, time of...
Hawks to wear throwback uniforms Friday

Hawks to wear throwback uniforms Friday

The Hawks are taking the blue and lime-green uniforms out of storage. For five games anyway. The team will wear the throwback uniforms several times this season. The first will occur Friday when the Hawks host the Celtics. The Hawks wore the uniforms during the 1970-72 seasons. There was also a version that was green with blue trim. They came to symbolize the career of Pete Maravich, the team&rsquo...
Ex-Hawk Kyle Korver plays first game for Cavs

Ex-Hawk Kyle Korver plays first game for Cavs

Former Hawks All-Star Kyle Korver suited up and made his first appearance with the Cleveland Cavs Tuesday night after being traded from Atlanta in exchange for Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams and a protected first-round pick. Korver played 18 minutes and scored two points and had three rebounds but Cleveland lost to the Jazz 100-92 in Utah. Korver was 1-for-5 from the field, 0-for-2 from 3-point distance...
How Howard dabbed and the Hawks responded with a rout

How Howard dabbed and the Hawks responded with a rout

Five observations from the Hawks’ 117-97 victory over the Nets Tuesday. 1. The dab went viral. In the first quarter, Dwight Howard chased down a loose ball at the Nets bench. His former Rockets teammate Jeremy Lin, in street clothes due to a left hamstring injury, stood up to shake Howard’s hand. Howard responded with a good-natured dab “Me and Jeremy having fun,” Howard said...
Inside the box score: Hawks 117, Nets 97

Inside the box score: Hawks 117, Nets 97

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 117-97 win over the Nets Tuesday night: Key players * Dennis Schroder had 19 points and 10 assists as the point guard took over the team scoring lead by himself. * Dwight Howard had his 25th double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds. * Malcolm Delaney came off the bench to score 12 points on 5 of 6 shooting. He had one assist – a highlight...
Photos: Hawks cruise to victory over Nets

Photos: Hawks cruise to victory over Nets

Hawks win streak at seven after drubbing of Nets

Hawks win streak at seven after drubbing of Nets

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer picked up the tab when he dined with Nets coach Kenny Atkinson in Brooklyn Monday. It was the least he could do. Atkinson spent the past four years as a Hawks assistant coach before taking over the Nets. Oh, and then there was the matter of the beat down the Hawks put on the Nets as the teams played for the first time Tuesday. The Hawks led from wire-to-wire and by as...
Millsap staying but not angry Hawks looked at possible trades

Millsap staying but not angry Hawks looked at possible trades

Paul Millsap is not angry. Perhaps the Hawks’ power forward would have held a grudge after his employer spent several days looking to trade its three-time All-Star. Rumor after rumor involving team after team surfaced as the team took a “long, hard look” at moving their best player well ahead of the NBA trade deadline. Millsap was in the middle of it all. However, on Monday the Hawks...
Dunleavy Jr. reports to Hawks, passes physical

Dunleavy Jr. reports to Hawks, passes physical

Mike Dunleavy Jr. reported to the Hawks on Tuesday following his trade to the team over the weekend. The Hawks extended the time window for him to report and the newly acquired guard/forward passed his required physical later in the afternoon. Dunleavy originally expressed a desire for the Hawks to buy out his contract and become a free agent following his trade from the Cavaliers. The Hawks also...
Game Thread: Hawks at Nets

Game Thread: Hawks at Nets

Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson gestures on the sideline during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Thursday, Jan.
Hawks take Millsap off trading block

Hawks take Millsap off trading block

Paul Millsap will not be traded. The Hawks’ all-star power forward has been taken off the trading block, according to several people familiar with the situation. General manager Wes Wilcox began informing teams on the decision on Monday. The Hawks took a “long, hard look” at trading Millsap but ultimately decided he is too valuable to the franchise and they want to keep him, according...
Dunleavy Jr. will report to Hawks Tuesday following trade

Dunleavy Jr. will report to Hawks Tuesday following trade

Mike Dunleavy Jr. will report to the Hawks on Tuesday after a day of uncertainty following his trade to the team this weekend. The guard/forward had until 5 p.m. Monday to report his new team. There were discussions because Dunleavy originally wanted to be bought out of his contract and become a free agent. However, the Hawks were informed Monday afternoon that he would indeed report. Dunleavy is...
How the Hawks got Hardaway Jr. going for a sixth straight win

How the Hawks got Hardaway Jr. going for a sixth straight win

Five observations from the Hawks’ 97-82 victory over the Mavericks Saturday night. 1. Tim Hardaway stepped into an expanded role and scored a game-high 22 points. He was 7 of 13 from the field and 5 of 8 from 3-point range. While it’s easy to focus on the outside shots, Hardaway had several drives to the basket to loosen up the Mavericks defense. “We know he’s a good shooter...
Inside the box score: Hawks 97, Mavericks 82

Inside the box score: Hawks 97, Mavericks 82

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 97-82 victory over the Mavericks Saturday night. Key players * Tim Hardaway Jr. came off the bench to score a game-high 22 points, including five 3-pointers. * Dwight Howard had his 24th double-double of the season with 15 points and 20 rebounds. * Paul Millsap finished with 17 points, nine rebounds, six assists and a team-best plus-25 rating. He scored...
Hawks win sixth straight by disposing of Mavericks

Hawks win sixth straight by disposing of Mavericks

Tim Hardaway Jr. will get more opportunity in the latest edition of the Hawks. He made the most of his first chance as the primary guard off the bench. Hardaway finished with a game-high 22 points, including five 3-pointers, as the Hawks defeated the Mavericks 97-82 Saturday night at American Airlines Center. The Hawks (21-16) have won six straight, including all three on their current road trip against...
Hawks undecided on when to move on from Williams

Hawks undecided on when to move on from Williams

Mo Williams will not be joining the Hawks after being acquired from the Cavaliers in a trade for Kyle Korver Saturday. However, the organization is undecided on when and how to move on from the point guard. The move would open a roster spot - which the team could use to sign a player or require in a subsequent trade. “All those things we are working through as we speak,” Hawks coach Mike...
Prince humbled, worked on defense in D-League stint

Prince humbled, worked on defense in D-League stint

It might be Taurean Prince’s turn to play in the NBA Development League one night and the NBA the next. Fellow rookie DeAndre Bembry did it earlier this season. The Hawks recalled Prince, along with Mike Scott, from a D-League assignment with the Long Island Nets. They were both in Dallas Saturday ahead of the Hawks game against the Mavericks after playing the previous day. The Hawks traded...
No assumptions about future, but Hawks trade of Korver completed

No assumptions about future, but Hawks trade of Korver completed

One deal is done. There may be more trades for the Hawks in the coming days and before the Feb. 23 NBA trade deadline but one roster-altering move has been made. The Hawks officially completed the trade to send Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers for a Mike Dunleavy Jr., Mo Williams and future first-round pick on Saturday. The teams were finalizing the trade on Thursday when news of it broke and Korver was...
Game Thread: Hawks at Mavericks

Game Thread: Hawks at Mavericks

Tim Hardaway Jr. lays in a basket against the Chicago Bulls at Philips Arena on November 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Two incorrect calls in final minutes of Hawks’ win over Pelicans

Two incorrect calls in final minutes of Hawks’ win over Pelicans

There were two incorrect calls in the final two minutes of the Hawks’ 99-94 victory over the Pelicans Thursday, according to the NBA. Both errors benefited the Hawks. The league issued its Last Two Minutes report on Friday and found two errors. Dennis Schroder should have been called for a foul against Buddy Hield as he drove to the basket with 1:26 remaining. The score was tied 88-88 at the...
Hawks GM apologizes for comment

Hawks GM apologizes for comment

Atlanta Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox has apologized for a comment he made at a recent meeting with season-ticket holders. Wilcox issued a statement Friday in response to a published report that he made a racially insensitive comment that offended Clarenton Crawford and his wife during a question-and-answer session in December. The statement from Wilcox read: “At an early December chalk talk...
Another strong D-League outing for Prince (updated)

Another strong D-League outing for Prince (updated)

Taurean Prince had another strong outing in his NBA Development League game with 20 points on Friday. The Hawks rookie, playing on assignment with the Long Island Nets, added four rebounds and four assists. The Long Island Nets dropped a 123-104 decision to the visiting Maine Red Claws in a game played at the Barclays Center. Prince was 7 of 14 from the field, including 0 of 2 from 3-point range,...
As of now, Hawks get Dunleavy Jr., Williams and pick for Korver

As of now, Hawks get Dunleavy Jr., Williams and pick for Korver

The Hawks are still finalizing details of the trade that will send Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers. The deal is not official and the parameters could change before it is completed. The transaction could be finalized Friday. As it currently stands, according to a person familiar with the situation, in exchange for Korver the Hawks will get a protected first-round draft pick (Nos. 11-30) in 2019. The pick...
Kyle Korver? Gone. Paul Millsap? He needs to go, too

Kyle Korver? Gone. Paul Millsap? He needs to go, too

Those were the days, my friends. (Curtis Compton/AJC photo) The surprising part isn’t that the Atlanta Hawks have decided to redo their roster.
Hawks fans react bitterly to Kyle Korver trade

Hawks fans react bitterly to Kyle Korver trade

The Atlanta Hawks were finalizing a deal that would send forward Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  News broke during the Hawks’ 99-94 win over New Orleans that Atlanta would receive a 2019 protected first-round pick and Mike Dunleavy from Cleveland. (The deal is not yet, official.) Korver himself said after the game that he had “mixed emotions” about the...
Korver first, who will be next as Hawks reshape roster?

Korver first, who will be next as Hawks reshape roster?

Another roster reconstruction is underway. The Hawks are finalizing a trade to send Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers. It’s likely the first of several moves before the NBA’s trade deadline on Feb. 23. Call it the first domino to fall as the organization moves to get younger, acquire future assets and change the makeup of a team to one it believes can compete for a championship. Other players...
Hawks emotional in reacting to Korver trade

Hawks emotional in reacting to Korver trade

Kyle Korver will be missed. It showed in the Hawks locker room. The Hawks are finalizing a trade that will send the sharp-shooting guard to the Cavaliers. Korver was told of the impending move just before the Hawks played the Pelicans Thursday night. His four-plus year run in Atlanta, where he was part of sweeping changes in the Hawks organization, now over. “There are definitely mixed emotions...
Hawks avenge another home loss by defeating Pelicans

Hawks avenge another home loss by defeating Pelicans

The Hawks’ revenge tour continues. The Hawks defeated the Pelicans 99-94 Thursday night at the Smoothie King Center to avenge a loss a home to the same team last month. The Hawks did the same against the Magic the night before. Dennis Schroder broke a tie with a 3-pointer with 1:13 remaining to give the Hawks a 91-88 lead. After Dwight Howard blocked a Buddy Hield drive the basket, Paul Millsap...
And so it begins: Hawks deal Korver, start their rebuild (podcast added)

And so it begins: Hawks deal Korver, start their rebuild (podcast added)

The Hawks traded Kyle Korver to Cleveland and it could be the first in a series of moves for the team, with Paul Millsap a potential major player to go before the trade deadline.
Hawks finalizing deal to trade Kyle Korver 

Hawks finalizing deal to trade Kyle Korver 

The Hawks are finalizing a deal to send Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers. The news was first reported by The Vertical. Korver confirmed the news that he has been traded following the Hawks win over the Pelicans Thursday. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that the Hawks will receive a 2019 protected first-round pick and Mike Dunleavy in deal. It’s unlikely that Dunleavy will remain with the Hawks...
No Hawks in Top 10 of All-Star voting

No Hawks in Top 10 of All-Star voting

The NBA released the first returns of fan voting for the All-Star Game on Thursday and no Hawks player is among the Top 10 in the backcourt or frontcourt. The Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are the top two vote-getters overall and in the East. The Warriors’ Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are the leaders in the West. Fan voting continues through Jan. 16. Starters will be announced...
Game Thread: Hawks at Pelicans

Game Thread: Hawks at Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during a recent game. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman) HAWKS AT PELICANS Jan.
How the Hawks - and a headband - were too much for the Magic

How the Hawks - and a headband - were too much for the Magic

Five observations from the Hawks’ 111-92 victory over the Magic Wednesday night. 1. Always listen to mom. Kent Bazemore, who has been in a shooting slump much of the season, wore a black headband. The advice came in a message from his mother. “My mom texted me and said YMCA days,” Bazemore said. “I used to wear a headband way back in the day. I thought I’d switch it up...
Inside the box score: Hawks 111, Magic 92

Inside the box score: Hawks 111, Magic 92

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 111-92 win over the Magic: * Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with a game-high 18 points and seven assists. * Kent Bazemore had 17 points and was 3 of 3 from 3-point range. * Paul Millsap had 16 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. The Hawks have seven turnovers in the first quarter and then seven the rest of the game. * Dwight Howard had...
Hawks avenge loss to Magic with balanced attack

Hawks avenge loss to Magic with balanced attack

There would not be another 130-point night. The Hawks exacted a measure of revenge against the Magic with a solid effort in a 111-92 victory Wednesday night at the Amway Center. After an 11-point loss in Atlanta in December, when the Magic hung a season-high 131 points on the Hawks, the defense was significantly better. Until the fourth quarter. The Hawks led by 16 points in the final period. The...
Prince scores 22 points in D-League assignment game

Prince scores 22 points in D-League assignment game

Taurean Prince had another strong game on his current NBA Development League assignment with 22 points for the Long Island Nets on Wednesday afternoon. The Hawks’ rookie first-round pick also had eight rebounds, four steals, three blocks and an assist in 30 points of the Nets’ 114-107 victory over the Erie Bay Hawks in a game played at the Barclays Center. Mike Scott is also on assignment...
Hawks to retire No. 44 in honor of Maravich

Hawks to retire No. 44 in honor of Maravich

The Hawks will retire the uniform number of Pete Maravich, according to a person familiar with the situation. A date and details of when the No. 44 will be raised to the rafters of Philips Arena have not been finalized. Maravich, a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, played for three NBA teams before injuries forced his retirement in 1980. He played for the Hawks from 1970-74...
Millsap, Budenholzer meet amid trade speculation

Millsap, Budenholzer meet amid trade speculation

Paul Millsap met with Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer on Tuesday amid trade rumors involving the Hawks’ all-star power forward. “I can’t tell you (what was said) but we sat down and talked,” Millsap told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday. “Our main focus is winning games right now. The focus is on basketball. “We talked holistically, big picture, basketball...
Hawks need change, and that may mean trading Millsap

Hawks need change, and that may mean trading Millsap

It has been 34 games now and, really, is there anything about the Hawks that we didn’t know 34 games ago? The poor shooting, the weakness on the wings, the wild hair at point guard — it was all in the forecast. Win a game, lose a game. Start 9-2, lose 10 of 11. Win at Cleveland, lose by 36 at home to Detroit. Win at Toronto, lose twice to Minnesota, which is 9-23 against the rest of the...
Jan. 3, 2017: Five things learned about the Hawks

Jan. 3, 2017: Five things learned about the Hawks

Five things learned about the Hawks on Tuesday: 1. Amid the possibility of a trade, Paul Millsap said his heart is in Atlanta and that he would like to remain with the Hawks. 2. The Hawks open a four-game road trip on Wednesday in Orlando. They also will play at the Pelicans, Mavericks and, after a being at home for two days, at the Nets. “We need all these games,” Dwight Howard said....
Millsap: Everybody knows where my heart is and where I want to be

Millsap: Everybody knows where my heart is and where I want to be

The Hawks are listening to trade offers. When an NBA team opens the lines of communication, it takes the first step toward potential roster moves. So maybe the Hawks trade Paul Millsap or Kyle Korver or Thabo Sefolosha. Or maybe not. The Hawks may be moving in the direction of trading a major piece of the current roster. Millsap is the most likely candidate as the three-time all-star could command...
Jan. 2, 2017: Five things learned about the Hawks

Jan. 2, 2017: Five things learned about the Hawks

Five things we learned about the Hawks on Monday: 1. Rookie Taurean Prince had 27 points and 14 rebounds in an NBA Development League assignment game with the Long Island Nets Monday. Mike Scott had 18 points and seven rebounds in the game. 2. The NBA review of the Hawks’ 114-112 overtime victory over the Spurs Sunday night found that Manu Ginobili should have been called for a personal...
NBA: Ginobili fouled Muscala before Hardaway Jr.’s game-tying shot

NBA: Ginobili fouled Muscala before Hardaway Jr.’s game-tying shot

The NBA review of the final two minutes and overtime of the Hawks’ 114-112 victory over the Spurs Sunday night found two incorrect calls – a missed foul call against each team. One of the missed foul calls came when the Spurs’ Manu Ginoboli got tangled with the Hawks’ Mike Muscala just before Tim Hardaway Jr. hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining in the fourth...
Prince has double-double of 27 points, 14 rebounds in D-League game

Prince has double-double of 27 points, 14 rebounds in D-League game

Taurean Prince had a double-double with a game-high 27 points and 14 rebounds in an NBA Development League game Monday for the Long Island Nets. The Hawks rookie on assignment started at forward and was 12 of 20 from the field, including 2 of 5 from 3-point range, and had two steals and a block in 31 minutes. The Nets dropped a 109-106 decision to the visiting Delaware 87ers in a game played at the...
Rumors have started but Millsap not on trading block

Rumors have started but Millsap not on trading block

Hawks’ Paul Millsap gets high fives from fans after beating the Wizards 114-99 in the home opener of their NBA basketball game at Philips Arena on Thursday, Oct.