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Hawks still evaluating backup point guard spot

The Hawks backup point guard position continues to be under evaluation. Malcolm Delaney served in the role for most of the season behind starter Dennis Schroder as the Hawks went without a third true point guard on the roster. Jose Calderon was claimed off waivers on March 4. Upon his acquisition, the Hawks played Calderon in the backup spot for five straight games. Delaney has played the past three...
Millsap to miss fourth straight game with knee tightness

Millsap to miss fourth straight game with knee tightness

Paul Millsap will miss a fourth straight game as the Hawks starting forward will not join the team in Milwaukee for Friday’s game against the Bucks. Millsap missed the previous three games, including the two games of the Hawks’ current road trip, due to left knee tightness. The Hawks recently announced that Millsap would miss at least the first two games of the trip at the Hornets and...
How the Hawks failed in a four-minute stretch to lose again

How the Hawks failed in a four-minute stretch to lose again

Five observations from the Hawks’ 104-100 loss to the Wizards Wednesday. 1. The Hawks led 76-72 with 8:56 to play on Kris Humphries’ dunk. They would not score a field goal for the next 4:41 when Thabo Sefolosha hit a 3-pointer. During that time, the four-point lead turned into a 10-point deficit. The Hawks were 0 of 4 from the field with two turnovers as the Wizards went on a 19-5 run...
Inside the box score: Wizards 104, Hawks 100

Inside the box score: Wizards 104, Hawks 100

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 104-100 loss to the Wizards Wednesday: Key players * Tim Hardaway Jr. finished with a game-high 29 points for the Hawks. * Bradley Beal had 28 points, including 15 in the first half, for the Wizards. * John Wall had 22 points, all in the second half, for the Wizards. Key stat The Wizards held a 55-44 rebound advantage, including 18-11 on the offensive...
Late collapse costs Hawks in loss to Wizards

Late collapse costs Hawks in loss to Wizards

The Hawks were right there. And then they fell apart. A fourth-quarter collapse led to the Hawks’ fifth straight defeat with a 104-100 loss to the Wizards Wednesday at Verizon Center in a nationally televised game. The Wizards went on a 24-8 run in the final quarter, including a stint of 4:41 seconds when the Hawks went without a field goal and had just five free throws. The Hawks (37-34) continue...
There will be a very special reunion for Delaney brothers

There will be a very special reunion for Delaney brothers

Vincent Delaney couldn’t sleep last night. There was too much excitement before the first chance to see his brother Malcolm play an NBA game in person. The Hawks visited Washington, D.C. in November. However Vincent was still recovering from an act of violence that has left him paralyzed. He couldn’t make the short trip from his hometown of Baltimore to see Malcolm live out his basketball...
Game Thread: Hawks at Wizards

Game Thread: Hawks at Wizards

Atlanta Hawks’ Dwight Howard during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Monday, Nov.
Hawks upgrade Dunleavy to probable

Hawks upgrade Dunleavy to probable

The Hawks are getting one player back from injury. The team upgraded Mike Dunleavy to probable ahead of Wednesday’s game at the Wizards. The guard/forward has not played the past 13 games because of synovitis in his right ankle. Dunleavy was active for Monday’s 105-90 loss at the Hornets, but did not play. The Hawks will play without starters Paul Millsap (tightness in left knee) and Kent...
How the Hawks fell apart in a fourth straight loss

How the Hawks fell apart in a fourth straight loss

Five observations from the Hawks’ 105-90 loss to the Hornets Monday. 1. Tim Hardaway Jr. said it best. The time for trying is over. The time for doing is now. The Hawks have lost four straight games. Their lead for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference is down to a mere one game over the Pacers with 12 games remaining in the regular season. Their lead for just a playoff spot is down to just...
Inside the box score: Hornets 105, Hawks 90

Inside the box score: Hornets 105, Hawks 90

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 105-90 loss to the Hornets Monday. Key players * Kemba Walker finished with 16 points, including four 3-pointer, for the Hornets. Ten points came in the second half. * Dennis Schroder scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Hawks. He was 8 of 17 from the field and 3 of 7 from 3-point range. * Dwight Howard had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds...
Hawks’ woes continue with big loss to Hornets

Hawks’ woes continue with big loss to Hornets

The search continues. The Hawks are reeling and at a loss for answers as they dropped their fourth straight game with a 105-90 defeat to the Hornets on Monday at Spectrum Center. The Hawks were without injured starters Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore as the limp down the final stretch of the regular season. They are 0-5 this season without Millsap, including two straight defeats. Millsap is out with...
Hawks’ mentality without Millsap, Bazemore: ‘W-I-N’

Hawks’ mentality without Millsap, Bazemore: ‘W-I-N’

Mike Budenholzer says he’s not one for big speeches. The Hawks coach may or may not address his team as they begin an important part of the schedule without two starters. The Hawks have 13 games remaining in the regular season and will be without Paul Millsap for at least two games and Kent Bazemore for at least four games. There is no guarantee that either player will return in those timelines...
Game Thread: Hawks at Hornets

Game Thread: Hawks at Hornets

Atlanta Hawks forward Ersan Ilyasova passes over the defense of Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh during an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Atlanta.
Millsap, Bazemore out at least two games (updated)

Millsap, Bazemore out at least two games (updated)

Injuries have hit the Hawks – at a bad time. The Hawks will be without starters Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore for at least the next two games, according to the team’s injury report issued Sunday. Bazemore will miss at least two other games and maybe more. The Hawks have just 13 games remaining in the regular season and are in a battle for playoff position. Millsap missed Saturday&rsquo...
Bembry has seven points, eight rebounds in D-League assignment

Bembry has seven points, eight rebounds in D-League assignment

Update: The Hawks recalled DeAndre Bembry from the NBA Development League assignment following the announcement that starters Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore would miss several games due to injury. DeAndre Bembry had seven points and eight rebounds in an NBA Development League assignment game on Sunday. The Hawks rookie started at guard for the Salt Lake City Stars in a 104-95 loss at the Maine Red...
Howard frustrated by another hostile act technical foul

Howard frustrated by another hostile act technical foul

Dwight Howard is clearly frustrated. The Hawks center was assessed a technical foul in the third quarter after game officials reviewed contact between him and Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic. Referee Marc Davis questioned whether there was a “hostile act” when Howard’s arm went behind him after he followed a shot attempt in close to the basket. Nurkic fell to the ground. Davis...
How the Hawks trailed by 23 points - in the first quarter - in loss

How the Hawks trailed by 23 points - in the first quarter - in loss

Five observations from the Hawks’ 113-97 loss to the Trail Blazers Saturday night. 1. Slow start? Almost no start. The Hawks were down by double digits four minutes into the game. They trailed by as many as 23 points in the first quarter. The Trail Blazers made 16 of 21 shots (.762) while the Hawks made 4 of 25 shots (.160). There was still plenty of game left to play but it was all but over...
Inside the box score: Trail Blazers 113, Hawks 97

Inside the box score: Trail Blazers 113, Hawks 97

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 113-97 loss to the Trail Blazers Saturday: Key players * Damian Lillard scored a game-high 27 points with five assists, five rebounds and two steals to lead the Trail Blazers. * Allen Crabbe finished with 16 points off the bench, including four 3-pointers. * Ersan Ilyasova started for the injured Paul Millsap and led the Hawks with 23 points. Key stat...
Trail Blazers drub Millsap-less Hawks

Trail Blazers drub Millsap-less Hawks

Can missing Paul Millsap possibly mean that much? The Hawks played without their All-Star power forward and were drubbed from the start by the Trail Blazers in a 113-97 loss Saturday at Philips Arena. Millsap was a late scratch after experiencing tightness in his left knee during his pregame warm-up. The Trail Blazers led by as many as 23 points in the torrid-shooting opening quarter. They started...
Millsap a late scratch versus Trail Blazers

Millsap a late scratch versus Trail Blazers

Paul Millsap was a late scratch from the Hawks lineup due to left knee tightness. The starting power forward warmed up prior to Saturday’s game against the Trail Blazers and experienced discomfort. There was to previous indication that Millsap had an issue with his knee. Millsap has appeared 62 of the Hawks’ 65 games this season. He missed three straight games earlier in the season with...
Game Thread: Trail Blazers at Hawks

Game Thread: Trail Blazers at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore (24) drives the ball past Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Atlanta.
Bembry scores 10 points in D-League game

Bembry scores 10 points in D-League game

DeAndre Bembry had 10 points in an NBA Development League assignment game for the Salt Lake City Stars Friday night. The Hawks rookie wing started at guard for the Stars in a 113-111 loss at the Delaware 87ers. He was 4 of 9 from the field, including 1 of 1 from 3-point range. Bembry added four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes. It was the second game of the current D-League...
Ilyasova has made drawing charges a big part of his game

Ilyasova has made drawing charges a big part of his game

Consider it a bonus of the Ersan Ilyasova trade. The Hawks forward knows how to draw a charge. In fact, he leads the NBA in the statistic with 32 charges drawn this season, five more than the next closest player in the category. Ilyasova was so good at drawing charges that it made its way into the Hawks’ scouting report when he played for opposing teams. “It’s not why we did (the...
Hardaway taking his game to the next level

Hardaway taking his game to the next level

It’s the little things. Sure, Tim Hardaway Jr. has taken some big strides in his time with the Hawks. In a well-documented journey, the Knicks’ first-round draft pick in 2013 was traded to the Hawks two years ago, overcame a wrist injury, did a stint in the NBA Development League and improved as a defender. Big steps. Now, Hardaway is making the little strides necessary to take his game...
How, five days later, the Hawks couldn’t stop Gasol

How, five days later, the Hawks couldn’t stop Gasol

Five observations from the Hawks’ 103-91 loss to the Grizzlies Thursday night. 1. The Hawks fell apart in the third quarter. There is no other way to put it. The Hawks shot a meager .176 from the field (3 of 17). They missed all seven 3-point attempts. More than half their points in the quarter came from the free-throw line as they were 7 of 9. Paul Millsap was 0 of 5 and Tim Hardaway Jr. and...
Inside the box score: Grizzlies 103, Hawks 91

Inside the box score: Grizzlies 103, Hawks 91

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 103-91 loss to the Grizzlies Thursday: * Marc Gasol had his third career triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Grizzlies. * Mike Conley finished with a game-high 22 points for the Grizzlies. * Taurean Prince had 16 points for the Hawks with six rebounds and four blocks. The Hawks scored just 13 points in the third quarter...
Grizzlies avenge loss to Hawks

Grizzlies avenge loss to Hawks

Revenge came in five days. The Grizzlies led by as many as 18 points for a 103-91 victory over the Hawks Thursday at Philips Arena. The Hawks never trailed in a victory over the Grizzlies in Memphis on Saturday. The Hawks (37-31) lost their second straight game, both after the win in Memphis. The loss also snapped a three-game win streak against the Grizzlies. Tim Hardaway Jr. led six Hawks in double...
Howard about to join elite company in career points and rebounds

Howard about to join elite company in career points and rebounds

Dwight Howard is climbing two ladders. The Hawks center is moving up the NBA/ABA all-time lists for both career points and rebounds. Howard needs 64 rebounds to reach 12,000 for his career. He would become the 15th player in history to have 16,000 points and 12,000 rebounds. He would join elite company in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Elvin Hayes, Hakeem...
Game Thread: Grizzlies at Hawks

Game Thread: Grizzlies at Hawks

Memphis Grizzlies forward James Ennis (8) blocks a shot by Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn.
Bembry posts double-double in D-League assignment

Bembry posts double-double in D-League assignment

DeAndre Bembry had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Salt Lake City Stars in an NBA Development League assignment game Wednesday. The Hawks rookie was 7 of 11 from the field, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range, in an 86-77 loss at the Erie Bay Hawks. Bembry also had an assist and two steals in 25 minutes. Bembry will continue to the D-League assignment for the Stars in a game at the Delaware 87ers...
Hawks still evaluating backup point guard spot

Hawks still evaluating backup point guard spot

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said he is still evaluating the backup point guard position behind starter Dennis Schroder. The Hawks acquired Jose Calderon earlier this month, and the veteran has been the backup the past four games. Malcolm Delaney served as the backup all season, but did not play in those four games. Budenholzer previously said he wanted to see Calderon play from three to five games...
Hawks have chance to make up ground in next 10 games

Hawks have chance to make up ground in next 10 games

With 15 games remaining in the regular season, the Hawks insist they are not concerned with the standings. The head coach and several players said Wednesday they remain focused on the immediate task at hand: to finish strong and maintain a high level of play going into the NBA postseason. That may be true. But as Pacers coach Nate McMillan put it recently about scoreboard watching that goes on with...
The NCAA tournament — a drama in three acts

The NCAA tournament — a drama in three acts

The NCAA Tournament is a great thing. It’s also three different things, which is the chief reason it’s great. It’s win-or-else, which the NBA playoffs aren’t. The baseball playoffs aren’t, either. (Unless you count wild card games, which you probably shouldn’t.) The NFL postseason and the College Football Playoff are one-and-done, but there are no Stephen F. Austins...
Hawks assign Bembry to D-League

Hawks assign Bembry to D-League

The Hawks have assigned rookie DeAndre Bembry to the NBA Development League. The guard/forward will play for the Salt Lake City Stars via the flexible assignment rule. The length of stay has not been determined. The Stars play three games this week, at the Erie Bay Hawks on Wednesday at 7 p.m. (ET), at the Delaware 87ers on Friday at 7 p.m. and at the Maine Red Claws on Sunday at 1 p.m. It will be...
Spurs still the gold standard for Hawks

Spurs still the gold standard for Hawks

The Spurs are still the gold standard for the Hawks. The Hawks measured up with an overtime victory in Atlanta on Jan. 1 that snapped an 11-game overall losing streak to the Spurs. However, the Hawks are still at a decided disadvantage away from home, as they have lost 19 consecutive games at the Spurs following Monday’s 107-99 defeat. The Hawks last win in San Antonio came Feb. 15, 1997. Consider...
How two scoring droughts led to another Hawks loss at Spurs

How two scoring droughts led to another Hawks loss at Spurs

Five observations from the Hawks’ 107-99 loss to the Spurs Monday night. 1. The Hawks trailed by double digits for much of the game. However, they pulled to within a point, 86-85, with 8:06 remaining. Game on. However, the Hawks then went 2 for 9 with four turnovers. The one-point deficit turned into an 11-point deficit with 1:36 remaining. Game over. “We had a few empty possessions,&rdquo...
Inside the box score: Spurs 107, Hawks 99

Inside the box score: Spurs 107, Hawks 99

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 107-99 loss to the Spurs Monday night: Key players * Kawhi Leonard returned after missing one game with a concussion and led the Spurs with a game-high 31 points. * Patty Mills, subbing for the injured Tony Parker, had 14 points and nine assists for the Spurs. * Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with 22 points and 10 assists. Key stat The Spurs were 16...
Spurs hold off Hawks for another home victory

Spurs hold off Hawks for another home victory

The drought continues. The Hawks lost their 19th straight game in San Antonio as the Spurs recorded a 107-99 victory in a nationally televised game Monday at AT&T Center. The Hawks trailed by as many as 15 points before a late charge made came up short for a narrow defeat in Texas for the fourth time in the past five seasons. It was still a defeat. The Hawks haven’t won in San Antonio since...
This NCAA tournament’s Talking Point - 10th-seeded Wichita State

This NCAA tournament’s Talking Point - 10th-seeded Wichita State

Every NCAA tournament has a Talking Point Team. Last year’s was Syracuse, which didn’t deserve to be there – its RPI was 71, the highest ever for an at-large invitee — but made the Final Four. This year’s TPTer might again be Syracuse, which had six victories teams among the RPI’s top 50 but went uninvited, which irked Jim Boeheim and delighted the denizens of Greensboro...
Game Thread: Hawks at Spurs

Game Thread: Hawks at Spurs

Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn.
How the Hawks dominated the Grizzlies with big help from a rookie

How the Hawks dominated the Grizzlies with big help from a rookie

Five observations from the Hawks’ 107-90 victory over the Grizzlies Saturday. 1. Taurean Prince still makes rookie mistakes – but they are getting fewer and farther between. The Hawks are trusting the wing and he rewarded them with a big game. Prince finished with a team-high 17 points to establish a career-high in points. He also had three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked...
Inside the box score: Hawks 107, Grizzlies 90

Inside the box score: Hawks 107, Grizzlies 90

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 107-90 victory over the Grizzlies Saturday night: Key players * Taurean Prince led the Hawks with 17 points, his career-high by six points. * Paul Millsap had 16 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block. * Jose Calderon finished with 14 points, including two 3-pointers. Key stat The Grizzlies were 5 of 29 from 3-point range as Mike...
Hawks trending upward with dominant win over Grizzlies

Hawks trending upward with dominant win over Grizzlies

The trend is upward. The Hawks moved with a game of fourth place in the Eastern Conference after a dominant 107-90 victory over the Grizzlies Saturday night at FedEx Forum. The Hawks victory, coupled with the Raptors loss to the Heat, moves them closer to hosting a first-round playoff series. The Hawks (37-29) won their third straight overall, including a tiebreak clinching win over the Raptors Friday...
Hawks’ Budenholzer being hurt by his own front office moves

Hawks’ Budenholzer being hurt by his own front office moves

The Hawks opened March with a six-game homestand that they hoped would pull players together, strengthen playoff positioning and make everybody forget the NBA’s version of international slapstick when Dennis Schroder was stuck in Germany after the All-Star break because he forgot to get a new visa. Maybe April will be better. The six games in 10 days included … A loss to...
Howard rests versus Grizzlies in second of back-to-back (updated)

Howard rests versus Grizzlies in second of back-to-back (updated)

Dwight Howard will be rested for the Hawks’ game against the Grizzlies on Saturday in the second of back-to-back games. Kris Humphries will start his second game of the season. The Hawks issued an injury report prior to the game with the starting center listed as out along with Mike Dunleavy (right ankle). The Hawks defeated the Raptors Friday night in Atlanta. Howard had 16 points and 10 rebounds...
Game Thread: Hawks at Grizzlies

Game Thread: Hawks at Grizzlies

Toronto Raptors’ Cory Joseph, right, dribbles against Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Friday, March 10, 2017.
How the Hawks stopped the 3-point shot in a win over the Raptors

How the Hawks stopped the 3-point shot in a win over the Raptors

Five observations from the Hawks’ 105-99 victory over the Raptors Friday night. 1. The Hawks have not defended the 3-point line well all season. They did Friday. The Raptors shot just 4 of 25 from long range with DeMar DeRozan going 1 of 8. “Coach told us he was watching film yesterday,” Dennis Schroder said. “He told us going into the playoffs we have to take the 3 away. That&rsquo...
Inside the box score: Hawks 105, Raptors 99

Inside the box score: Hawks 105, Raptors 99

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 105-99 win over the Raptors: Key players * Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with 26 points, including 11 of the Hawks’ final 19 points. * Paul Millsap had 21 points, six rebounds and four assists. * DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with a game-high 28 points but was 1 of 8 from the 3-point line. Key stat The Raptors were just 4 of 25 from the 3-point...
Hawks pull away from Raptors late for important win

Hawks pull away from Raptors late for important win

Advantage Hawks. In what could come to a tiebreaker for playoff position, the Hawks won the season series from the Raptors with a 105-99 victory Friday night at Philips Arena. The Hawks won two of the three games between the teams. The Raptors are currently fourth and the Hawks fifth in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks pulled to within two games of the Raptors in the standings. The Hawks used a 10-2...
No timetable but Dunleavy hopes to return soon from ankle injury

No timetable but Dunleavy hopes to return soon from ankle injury

There is still no timetable for Mike Dunleavy to return from a right ankle injury, but the Hawks’ guard-forward hopes it will be soon. Dunleavy was diagnosed with right ankle synovitis in February and the team announced he would be out indefinitely. He missed his eighth consecutive game Friday after the injury became an issue in Boston on Feb. 27. Synovitis is fluid and inflammation in the area...
Sefolosha held out of starting lineup after being late to walkthrough

Sefolosha held out of starting lineup after being late to walkthrough

Thabo Sefolosha will not start against the Raptors after the small forward was late to the team’s pregame walkthrough Friday. Tim Hardaway Jr. will start in his place. The disciplinary action will be for one game, according to Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer. “Friday traffic in Atlanta,” Budenholzer said. The Hawks did not hold a morning shootaround in advance of the game opting for...
Game Thread: Raptors at Hawks

Game Thread: Raptors at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap, left, high-fives teammate Jose Calderon after an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Atlanta, Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
How a phone call helped heal the Hawks’ wounds

How a phone call helped heal the Hawks’ wounds

Five observations from the Hawks’ 110-105 victory over the Nets Wednesday. 1. Dennis Schroder called. Paul Millsap answered. The conversation lasted an hour. The Hawks point guard sought out advice a night after he spent all but 3:19 of the second half on the bench in a loss to the Warriors Monday. Schroder exchanged heated words with Dwight Howard, which led to a Stephen Curry 3-pointer, and...
Hawks’ 3-point defense continues to be a major issue

Hawks’ 3-point defense continues to be a major issue

The Hawks’ 3-point defense continues to be a question. Who has the answer? The Hawks allowed 11 3-pointers to the Nets but still recorded a 110-105 victory Wednesday night. The Nets became the sixth straight team and 16th of the past 18 opponents to have double-digit 3-pointers in a game against the Hawks. Most glaring, the Cavalier set an NBA regular-season single-game record with 25 3-pointers...
Inside the box score: Hawks 110, Nets 105

Inside the box score: Hawks 110, Nets 105

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 110-105 victory over the Nets Wednesday: Key players * Dennis Schroder scored a game-high 31 points on 10 of 21 shooting. He was 10 of 10 from the free-throw line including four in the final 16 seconds. * Paul Millsap scored 24 points with four rebounds, three assists and two blocks. * Tim Hardaway Jr. had 16 points, the 19th consecutive game in double-digits...
Hawks hold off Nets for needed win

Hawks hold off Nets for needed win

The Hawks got a much-needed win. It wasn’t easy. The Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a fourth-quarter run to defeat the Nets 110-105 Wednesday at Philips Arena. Dennis Schroder, coming off a second-half benching in a loss to the Warriors Monday, scored a game-high 31 points. The Hawks also got 24 point from Paul Millsap and 16 points from Tim Hardaway Jr. Dwight Howard had 11 points...
Budenholzer meets with Schroder after guard was benched

Budenholzer meets with Schroder after guard was benched

Mike Budenholzer met with Dennis Schroder to clear the air and move forward two days after the Hawks coach benched his starting point guard for most of the second half in a loss to the Warriors. The two met Wednesday morning before the slumping Hawks faced the Nets. “He was very good,” said Budenholzer, who declined to give specifics of the meeting. “He and I communicating and understanding...
Hawks’ Schroder tries to make amends with Howard

Hawks’ Schroder tries to make amends with Howard

After he was benched for arguing on the court with teammate Dwight Howard, Hawks guard Dennis Schroder is trying to make amends. Monday night at Philips Arena, the Hawks led the Golden State Warriors 70-69 early in the third quarter when Howard was credited with a turnover on a bad pass to Thabo Sefolosha with 9:42 remaining. As Schroder and Howard argued, the Warriors inbounded the ball and Stephen...
Game Thread: Nets at Hawks

Game Thread: Nets at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. drives against Golden State Warriors Shaun Livingston during the second period in a NBA basketball game on Monday, March 6, 2017, in Atlanta.
What former NBA stars will play on Ice Cube’s Big 3 League

What former NBA stars will play on Ice Cube’s Big 3 League

At least eight former Atlanta Hawks are among the four dozen NBA stars who have signed on to prospectively play in Ice Cube's Big 3 League.
Schroder benched after heated exchanges with Howard, Budenholzer

Schroder benched after heated exchanges with Howard, Budenholzer

On-court words between Dennis Schroder and Dwight Howard led to a defensive breakdown in the Hawks’ loss to the Warriors Monday night. It also led to something much bigger. In addition to the heated exchange between players, Schroder also had words with coach Mike Budenholzer following the play. Budenholzer then benched Schroder, who played just 3:19 of the second half, in the 119-111 loss....
Howard is a problem but Schroder Hawks’ biggest concern right now

Howard is a problem but Schroder Hawks’ biggest concern right now

Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer speaks with guard Dennis Schroder before benching him in the third quarter for the remainder of the game against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.
Schroder benched; Warriors run away from Hawks

Schroder benched; Warriors run away from Hawks

The points didn’t matter. Hawks starting point guard Dennis Schroder played just three minutes of the second half before he was apparently benched by coach Mike Budenholzer. Schroder had 23 points, including 19 in the first quarter, of the Hawks 119-111 loss to the Warriors Monday night at Philips Arena. Schroder did not appear to be injured and remained on the bench after he was taken out early...
Photos: Hawks come up short vs. Warriors

Photos: Hawks come up short vs. Warriors

Atlanta hosted Golden State Monday at Philips Arena.
Hawks likely to stay with shortened bench rotation

Hawks likely to stay with shortened bench rotation

Mike Budenholzer has shortened the Hawks bench to nine players recently and you can expect more of the same, barring injury, over the final 20 games of the regular season. The move has left Mike Muscala on the outside looking in. The forward/center played a big role for the Hawks early in the season. However, he has not played in the past three games and played a combined nine minutes in the previous...
Coach non-committal on backup point guard with addition of Calderon

Coach non-committal on backup point guard with addition of Calderon

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer would not say whether Jose Calderon would supplant Malcolm Delaney as the primary back up to Dennis Schroder at point guard. The Hawks acquired the veteran Calderon by claiming him off waivers Saturday. Calderon was bought out by the Lakers and signed with the Warriors, only to be released less than two hours later following the injury to Kevin Durant. Calderon joined...
Budenholzer returns to Hawks bench after suspension

Budenholzer returns to Hawks bench after suspension

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer will be back on the bench Monday after serving a one-game suspension. Budenholzer missed Sunday’s game against the Pacers after he bumped official Brian Forte arguing a non-foul call in a loss to the Cavaliers Friday. He returned for the Hawks game against the Warriors. In a statement following the announcement of the suspension, Budenholzer apologized and said he...
Game Thread: Warriors at Hawks

Game Thread: Warriors at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) in action against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Atlanta.
How the Hawks give up six-point lead in less than two minutes in loss

How the Hawks give up six-point lead in less than two minutes in loss

Five observations from the Hawks’ 97-96 last-second loss to the Pacers Sunday. 1. Another mistake in transition defense. The latest led to another Hawks loss. Glenn Robinson III hit a 3-pointer with .6 seconds remaining to give the Pacers the victory. The Pacers’ Jeff Teague rebounded a Tim Hardaway Jr. missed 3-pointer with 8.9 seconds remaining and his team trailing 96-94. The Pacers...
Inside the box score: Pacers 97, Hawks 96

Inside the box score: Pacers 97, Hawks 96

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 97-96 last-second loss to the Pacers Sunday: Key players * Glenn Robinson III hit the game-winning 3-pointer from the corner in front of the Hawks bench. * Paul George scored a game-high 34 points despite going scoreless on three shot attempts in the fourth quarter. * Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Key stat The Hawks were...
Pacers steal victory from Hawks on last-second shot

Pacers steal victory from Hawks on last-second shot

The 3-pointers came in bunches. The Pacers hit the one that counted the most. Glenn Robinson III hit a corner 3-pointer with .6 seconds left to give the Pacers a 97-96 victory over the Hawks Sunday afternoon at Philips Arena. Paul Millsap missed a heave at the buzzer for the Hawks. The Hawks used a 22-9 fourth-quarter run, with four 3-pointers, to take 96-90 lead with under two minutes remaining....
Calderon arrives in Atlanta after ‘weird’ few days

Calderon arrives in Atlanta after ‘weird’ few days

Jose Calderon admitted it’s been a “weird” few days. The newest Hawks player joined the team after he was claimed off waivers Saturday. His first game in a new uniform was Sunday. Calderon was bought out be the Lakers. He then signed with the Warriors but waived less than two hours later after the team needed an injury replacement for Kevin Durant. The Hawks called Calderon before...
Game Thread: Pacers at Hawks

Game Thread: Pacers at Hawks

Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague reacts after making a 3-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Feb.
NBA suspends Budenholzer for one game

NBA suspends Budenholzer for one game

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been suspended for one game by the NBA for making contact with an official during Friday’s loss to the Cavaliers, the league announced. Budenholzer will miss Sunday’s game against the Pacers. The announcement was made by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations for the NBA. The incident occurred with 2:42 remaining in the third quarter...
Hawks claim Calderon off waivers

Hawks claim Calderon off waivers

The Hawks claimed Jose Calderon off waivers Saturday and the point guard will join the team to fill its open roster spot. He is expected to be in uniform when the Hawks host the Pacers on Sunday. Calderon was bought out of his contract with the Lakers recently. He signed with the Warriors but was waived less than two hours later after the team lost Kevin Durant for at least four weeks with an injury...
NBA: Millsap should have chance at three-point play

NBA: Millsap should have chance at three-point play

Paul Millsap should have had a free-throw attempt for a chance to tie the game late in the Hawks’ 135-130 loss to the Cavaliers Friday night, according to the NBA’s Last Two Minute report issued Saturday. The Hawks rallied from 25-point deficit and got as close as a point when Millsap hit a 14-foot step-back jumper with 1:32 remaining. The field goal made the score 124-123. According to...
How the Hawks allowed 25 3-pointers and nearly erased 25-point deficit

How the Hawks allowed 25 3-pointers and nearly erased 25-point deficit

Five observations from the Hawks’ 135-130 loss to the Cavaliers Friday. 1. The Cavaliers set an NBA regular-season record for 3-pointers in a game with 25. That number should sound familiar. The Cavaliers set the NBA record for 3-pointers in any game (regular season or playoffs) with 25 during last year’s playoff series against the Hawks. The Cavaliers had seven 3-points in the first,...
Inside the box score: Cavaliers 135, Hawks 130

Inside the box score: Cavaliers 135, Hawks 130

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 135-130 loss to the Cavaliers Friday: Key players * Kyrie Irving had a game-high 43 point with nine rebounds. * LeBron James had 38 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. * Tim Hardaway Jr. had a career-high 36 points, including five 3-pointers. Key stat The Cavaliers set an NBA regular-season record with 25 3-pointers. You’ll remember they set...
Cavaliers use 3-point barrage to survive Hawks

Cavaliers use 3-point barrage to survive Hawks

The Hawks got an ugly reminder of the dominance of the Cavaliers – for three quarters. The Cavaliers made an NBA regular-season record 25 3-pointers on their way to a 135-130 wire-to-wire victory over the Hawks Friday night at Philips Arena in a nationally televised game. The Hawks made a fourth-quarter charge after trailing by as many as 25 points and got as close as one point, 124-123, with...
Dunleavy out indefinitely with ankle injury

Dunleavy out indefinitely with ankle injury

Mike Dunleavy has been diagnosed with right ankle synovitis and will be out an undetermined length of time, the Hawks announced Friday night. An MRI taken at the Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center on Feb. 28th revealed the injury and a second opinion by Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute also confirmed the diagnosis. Dunleavy will undergo a period of rest, treatment...
Hawks raise Maravich’s No. 44 to rafters (updated)

Hawks raise Maravich’s No. 44 to rafters (updated)

The Hawks raised the No. 44 of Pete Maravich to the rafters on Philips Arena in a celebration of the basketball icon Friday night. In a halftime ceremony, the team retired the No. 44. It joined the No. 21 of Dominique Wilkins, No. 9 of Bob Pettit, No. 55 of Dikembe Mutombo and No. 23 of Lou Hudson. Maravich’s widow and son Josh were in attendance for the event. “Pete was not just a great...
Photos: Hawks honor Pete Maravich but lose to Kyle Korver’s Cavs

Photos: Hawks honor Pete Maravich but lose to Kyle Korver’s Cavs

Atlanta and Cleveland met in an NBA game at Philips Arena on March 3, 2017. 
Hawks have another reunion with Korver in town

Hawks have another reunion with Korver in town

The reunion tour continues. The Hawks play against three prominent former teammates in a week. Kyle Korver plays his first game against the Hawks as a member of the Cavaliers tonight. After four-plus years in Atlanta, the shooting guard was traded in January and prospered in Cleveland. The Hawks played at against Al Horford and the Celtics on Monday and will play against Jeff Teague and the Pacers...
Hawks to sign Calderon to fill final roster spot

Hawks to sign Calderon to fill final roster spot

The Hawks intend to sign point guard Jose Calderon to fill their open roster spot, according to several people familiar with the situation. The impending signing was first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein. The deal is somewhat complicated in that Calderon has not cleared waivers. He has agreed to join the Hawks, who could claim him or wait until he clears waivers at 5 p.m. Saturday. The issue facing...
Game Thread: Cavaliers at Hawks

Game Thread: Cavaliers at Hawks

Kyle Korver of the Cleveland Cavaliers argues a call during the first half against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on February 23, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Howard’s jersey gift to young fan was nine years in the making

Howard’s jersey gift to young fan was nine years in the making

Dwight Howard literally gave the jersey off his back to Connor Spencer. It was no coincidence. The relationship between player and fan was nine years and thousands of miles in the making and gesture fulfilled a seven-month-old promise. Howard gave his game-worn jersey to Connor on Monday night as he exited the court after being ejected in the third quarter of the Hawks’ game in Boston. Video...
Defense key to Prince’s place Hawks’ rotation

Defense key to Prince’s place Hawks’ rotation

Taurean Prince is adjusting to the life of a rookie in the NBA. The Hawks’ wing player has been in and out of the rotation. There have been games when he’s been quickly pulled for miscues. He’s been yelled at. There was a four-game stint in the NBA Development League. It’s all been part of the learning process. “It’s been difficult, but that’s life,&rdquo...
Hawks part-owner shows off pizza-ordering sneakers

Hawks part-owner shows off pizza-ordering sneakers

It sounds like a dream, but “Pie Tops” are as real as Dominique Wilkins’ Reebok pumps. Atlanta Hawks part-owner Grant Hill is the spokesman for a new Pizza Hut ad campaign aimed at NCAA Tournament watchers about the ease of ordering a pie, right from the comfort of your shoes. And the basketball high-tops are real, according to AdWeek: The sneakers were the creation of custom...
How the Hawks scored final six points to beat Mavericks

How the Hawks scored final six points to beat Mavericks

Five observations from the Hawks’ 100-95 victory over the Mavericks Wednesday. The Hawks led by as many as 12 points and shot over 70 percent in the first half. They would lose that lead. Here’s how the Hawks lost the advantage and the four winning plays in the comeback. 1. The Hawks led by double-digits in the first half. The Mavericks crept back and trailed five points after three quarters...
Inside the box score: Hawks 100, Mavericks 95

Inside the box score: Hawks 100, Mavericks 95

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 100-95 victory over the Mavericks Wednesday: Key players * Paul Millsap nearly had a triple-double with 18 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. * Ersan Ilyasova had 18 points and was 6 of 7 from the field, including 4 of 4 from 3-point range. * Dwight Howard had 14 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots. Key stat The Hawks held a 40-24 advantage...
Hawks come back for win over Mavericks

Hawks come back for win over Mavericks

Despite a nearly 70 percent field goal percentage through three quarters, the Hawks lost a 12-point lead and had to come from behind for a victory. The Hawks used a 6-0 run to end the game and escape with a 100-95 victory over the Mavericks Wednesday night at Philips Arena. Paul Millsap scored with 30.5 seconds left to give the Hawks a 96-95 lead. Seth Curry hit two free throws to give the Mavericks...
Howard not satisfied with NBA clarification of ejection

Howard not satisfied with NBA clarification of ejection

Dwight Howard is glad the NBA clarified that he should not have been ejected from Monday’s win over the Celtics for picking up a second technical foul. However, he wasn’t appeased by the announcement. “I wasn’t satisfied about it,” Howard said Wednesday. “I was put out of the game. If things would have happened where they came back and we would have lost, that would...
Hawks looking for true point guard to fill open roster spot (updated)

Hawks looking for true point guard to fill open roster spot (updated)

The Hawks are evaluating options to fill their 15th roster spot, but the player most likely will be a true point guard. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said the team plans to fill the final spot. He said the Hawks are looking over the international, NBA Development League and buyout markets. The Hawks will consider both 10-day contracts and end-of-season contracts. “We are still constantly looking...

Game Thread: Mavericks at Hawks

Dennis Schroder of the Atlanta Hawks takes a shot against Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on December 9, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
Hawks list Dunleavy out ahead of game against Mavericks

Hawks list Dunleavy out ahead of game against Mavericks

The Hawks have listed Mike Dunleavy as out ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Mavericks. The team provided an injury report Tuesday listing Dunleavy with right ankle soreness. Dunleavy was inactive for Monday’s win at the Celtics due to the injury, which was not listed on a previous injury report. The forward also did not play in the Hawks’ previous game, a loss at the Magic....
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