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Young, Collins fuel Hawks comeback over Mavs

Feb 23, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Days after erupting for a career-high 50 points, Trae Young takes over late to power the Hawks’ huge rally

STREAKY. Trae Young  pumps in 13 of his 25 points in the closing quarter. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Trae Young erupts for 50 points as Hawks down Heat

Feb 21, 2020 - 3:33 PM

Just days after his NBA All-Star debut, Trae Young unleashes a career-high performance

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Streaking Raptors beat Pacers, Celtics down Hawks

Feb 08, 2020 - 5:34 PM

The Raptors notch a franchise-record 13th straight win as they beat the Pacers for the second time in 3 days

HOT STREAK. Serge Ibaka and the Raptors have not lost a game since January 15. Photo from Twitter/@Raptors

Capela to Hawks in deal as NBA trade deadline looms

Feb 06, 2020 - 12:31 PM

The Rockets ship Clint Capela to the Hawks as part of a massive 12-player, 4-team deal

BIG BOOST. Clint Capela (right) joins De'Andre Hunter and the Hawks as Atlanta tries to beef up its frontcourt. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

'He was with me tonight': Trae Young matches Kobe's double-double record

Jan 27, 2020 - 2:29 PM

Hawks stalwart Trae Young pays tribute to his idol Kobe Bryant by donning a No. 8 jersey against the Wizards

GRATEFUL. Trae Young pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on and off the court. Photo from Trae Young's Twitter

Atlanta Hawks' Parsons faces career-ending injuries from car crash

Jan 21, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Chandler Parsons suffers serious injuries from an accident caused by an alleged drunk driver

CRITICAL. Chandler Parsons is a victim of a car crash that can affect his NBA career. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Trae Young erupts for 42 points in loss to Raptors

Jan 21, 2020 - 12:13 PM

Defending champions Toronto Raptors escape the Hawks' Trae Young-led surge

KEY PLAYER. Trae Young scores more than 40 points for the seventh time this season. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Lowly Hawks land guards Teague, Graham from Timberwolves

Jan 17, 2020 - 10:17 AM

Former NBA All-Star Jeff Teague returns to Atlanta as the Hawks try to climb out of the East Conference basement

SHAKE-UP. The struggling Hawks acquire a familiar face in Jeff Teague. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Irving shows no rust in return as Nets blast Hawks

Jan 13, 2020 - 1:38 PM

Kyrie Irving returns from missing 26 games and fires on all cylinders in one of the best shooting nights of his career

COMEBACK. Kyrie Irving says he missed playing basketball. Photo from Twitter/@BrooklynNets

Ageless Carter makes NBA history as Hawks down Pacers

Jan 05, 2020 - 4:28 PM

Vince Carter becomes the first player in NBA history to compete in the league in 4 different decades

EVERGREEN. Vince Carter, 42, is playing in his 22nd NBA season. Photo from Instagram/@atlhawks

Celtics hold off Hawks on Theis game-saving swat

Jan 04, 2020 - 3:37 PM

Daniel Theis blocks a three-point attempt by Hawks star Trae Young to seal the win for the Celtics

CLUTCH. Daniel Theis plays spoiler to Trae Young and the Hawks. Photo from Boston Celtics

Cavs mark Clarkson trade with win over Hawks

Dec 24, 2019 - 1:52 PM

The Cavaliers win 3 straight games for their longest winning-streak since LeBron James left for the Lakers

NEW HOME. Jordan Clarkson bids goodbye to the Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA season becomes a family affair for LeBron James

Dec 16, 2019 - 3:45 PM

LeBron James steers the Lakers to their seventh straight win a day after making a side trip to his homestate of Ohio to watch his son Bronny play

DEADLY COMBO. LeBron James and Anthony Davis conspire to lead the Lakers to their 24th win in 27 outings. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats

Lakers crush Hawks for NBA-best record

Nov 18, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Playing in his 17th season, LeBron James hardly looks like he ever slowed down with a near-triple-double as the Lakers tie the Celtics for the best NBA record

DYNAMIC DUO. LeBron James and Anthony Davis power the Lakers to their 10th win. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Clippers post 49-point win over struggling Hawks

Nov 17, 2019 - 5:01 PM

After missing his first 11 games with the Clippers, Paul George drops 37 points in his home game debut

Hawks ace John Collins banned 25 games for doping

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:15 AM

John Collins, who averages 17 points for the Hawks, admits he took a supplement unaware that it's 'contaminated with an illegal component'

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors end skid for 1st win

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The Warriors bounce back against the New Orleans Pelicans for a breakthrough win this season

FIRST WIN. The Golden State Warriors score a breakthrough win after dropping their first two games of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Vince Carter signs with Hawks for historic 22nd NBA campaign

Sep 23, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Going strong at 42, Vince Carter will become the first player to compete in 4 different decades when he takes the court for the Hawks in 2020

IRON MAN. Vince Carter will be the first player in NBA history to see action in 22 seasons. Photo from Instagram/@atlhawks

Vince Carter returns to Atlanta for NBA-record 22nd season

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:44 PM

Vince Carter becomes the 1st NBA player to see action in 22 seasons

LOVE FOR THE GAME. Vince Carter might end his 22-year-old NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks. File photo by Rob Carr/AFP

Young hits game-winner as Hawks topple short-handed Bucks

Apr 01, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The Bucks play without MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and stars Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe

YOUNG BUCK. Trey Young continues to stake his claim for the Rookie of the Year award. Photo from

Hornets, Hawks shock heavyweights

Mar 24, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The Hornets stage a 30-5 closeout to stun the Celtics while the Hawks escape the Sixers on rookie Trae Young's game-winner

GAME HERO. Rookie Trae Young caps a 32-point performance with a game-winning floater. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kyrie Irving flirts with triple-double as Celtics stop Hawks

Mar 17, 2019 - 1:52 PM

After a rough stretch, the Celtics streak to their sixth win in 8 games

FOILED COMEBACK. Kyrie Irving and the Celtics halt Trae Young and the Hawks' late rally. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LaVine scores 47 as Bulls outlast Hawks in 4OT

Mar 02, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks battle in a four-overtime marathon to record the third highest scoring game in NBA history

GRUELING. Zach LaVine powers the Bulls to a grueling escape over DeAndre Bembry and the Hawks. Photo from Chicago Bulls Twitter

Hawks fans taunt Lakers’ LeBron: ‘Kobe’s better’

Feb 13, 2019 - 2:22 PM

The lowly Atlanta Hawks – and their fans – get the job done in spoiling LeBron James and the Lakers' night

UPSET. LeBron James tallies a triple-double but says he’s throwing the ‘game in the trash.’ Photo from NBA Twitter

Raptors, Pacers sail past foes

Feb 08, 2019 - 3:43 PM

All 5 Raptors starters punch in double figures to batter the Hawks while the Pacers lean on Bojan Bogdanovic to drub the Clippers

ON A ROLL. Kyle Lowry and the Raptors roll to their 40th win. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wizards extend winning streak over Sixers at home

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The Philadelphia Sixers drop their ninth straight game in Washington, a skid dating back to November 2013

TAKE CHARGE. Washington’s Bradley Beal drops 14 points in a fourth-quarter stretcher to finish with 34 points. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Raptors, Nuggets grab narrow wins as Warriors cruise

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Raptors pull off a scrappy win over the Hawks to stay ahead of the NBA race with a 31-12 record

LEAGUE LEADERS. Kawhi Leonard drops 31 points to pace the league-leading Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Revenge sweet for Russell as Nets sink Lakers

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:43 PM

'He hurt us,' coach Luke Walton says of Nets star D'Angelo Russell, who got traded just two years after the Lakers made him the No. 2 overall pick

TAKE NOTE. Brooklyn point guard D'Angelo Russell reminds his former team of his talents. Photo from NBA

Curry leads charge as Warriors cruise past Hawks

Dec 04, 2018 - 2:08 PM

The Warriors snap a six-game losing streak on the road and won for just the fourth time in their last 10 games

GETTING HIS GROOVE. Steph Curry tallies 30 points to lead the Golden State Warriors in his second game back from injury. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

No more drama as Warriors hold off Hawks

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Minus the suspended Draymond Green and the injured Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors roll to their 12th victory

FOCUSED. Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors move on from the team drama. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron's putback dunk lifts Lakers past Hawks

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Los Angeles stretches its winning streak to 3 games

IN CRUNCHTIME. LeBron James comes up clutch for the Los Angeles Lakers. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

After firing coach Ty Lue, Cavs pick up 1st win vs Hawks

Oct 31, 2018 - 10:21 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers finally get into the win column after a 0-6 start in the NBA season

POST-LEBRON. Cleveland found out how tough life is minus LeBron James but Tristan Thompson, George Hill and the Cavs finally get a taste of victory. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Carmelo Anthony traded by OKC to Atlanta, but waived for free agency

Jul 20, 2018 - 8:42 AM

The Houston Rockets are the frontrunners to sign Carmelo Anthony after the waivers

TRADED. File photo shows Carmelo Anthony. #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the basket against Nicolas Batum #5 of the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on January 13, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP  STREETER LECKA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Isaiah Thomas inks deal with Nuggets, Jeremy Lin joins Hawks

Jul 13, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The former Los Angeles Lakers guard Thomas signs a one-year $2.3 million deal with the Nuggets

Atlanta Hawks and head coach Budenholzer part ways

Apr 26, 2018 - 12:10 PM

In the midst of rebuilding, the Atlanta Hawks are in talks with former Memphis coach David Fizdale and Portland assistant Nate Tibbetts

OUT. Mike Budenholzer wraps up his 5-season coaching stint with Atlanta with a 213-197 record. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets stop skid, Sixers win without Embiid

Mar 31, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Denver's Paul Millsap scores a season-high 36 points against OKC. Philadelphia's Ben Simmons scores a triple-double in 3 quarters versus the Hawks.

SIXERS VS HAWKS. Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots against Dewayne Dedmon #14 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on March 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Towns scores 56 points as Timberwolves inch toward playoff spot

Mar 29, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Towns's 56 points eclipses the club scoring record of 52 held by Mo Williams

MAGIC 50. Karl Anthony Towns is the 10th player to score 50 in a game this season which matches the NBA record for most players to score 50 in a single season. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Serge Ibaka suspended by Raptors for altercation with staffer

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The Raptors still beat the Hawks without their power forward

SUSPENDED. The Raptors said Ibaka violated team rules in the incident, which took place after the Raptors' 124-107 loss at Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron ties career-high with 17 assists to lead Cavs over Hawks

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:09 PM

LeBron James matches his career-high for assists in a single game as the Cavs win their ninth straight home game

TOP SCORER. LeBron James also contributed 25 points to lead the Cavs in scoring. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Double-double by Lebron James and Kevin Love send Cavs to 10th win

Dec 01, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Lebron James finished with 24 points, six rebounds and 12 assists while teammate Kevin Love had 25 points and 16 rebounds

BEST BEHAVIOR. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a dunk against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 30, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors hitting their stride, Wizards stop Hawks

Nov 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

This is the Warriors' 6th straight win by 17 points or more, the longest streak in franchise history

HISTORY. Kevin Durant powers the Warriors to their longest streak of winning by more than 17 points each game. File Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Reggie Jackson leads Pistons past Hawks for 4th straight victory

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:39 PM

Reggie Jackson's key 3-pointers allow the Pistons to carry the momentum

Irving pours in 35 to lead Celtics over Hawks

Nov 07, 2017 - 2:14 PM

This is Boston's best winning streak since their 2010 campaign

SEASON-HIGH. Irving tallies 35 points in his best game with the Boston Celtics. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Turkish big man Ilyasova, Dedmon sign with Atlanta Hawks

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Ersan Ilyasova and Dewayne Dedmon s deals were reportedly for 14 million and 6 million respectively

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 06: Kelly Olynyk #41 of the Boston Celtics defends Ersan Ilyasova #23 of the Detroit Pistons during the first quarter at TD Garden on January 6, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks ink Hardaway Jr after Hawks fail to match $71m offer

Jul 09, 2017 - 12:12 PM

The big offer for a player they had traded away surprised many and could mean the Knicks will strengthen efforts to trade Carmelo Anthony

Wizards, Celtics take control of NBA playoff series with Game 5 wins

Apr 27, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Both the Celtics and Wizards win Game 5 to move within one win of advancing

HOT SHOOTING. Bradley Beal scores 27 points as the Washington Wizards move to within one win of advancing in the playoffs. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Hawks level series with Wizards, Raptors in command over Bucks

Apr 25, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The Hawks and Wizards are tied at two games apiece while the Raptors are one win away from advancing to the next round

WHO'S THE CRYBABY? Paul Millsap leads the Hawks with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists, winning the showdown with the Wizards' Markieff Morris, who called the Atlanta forward a 'crybaby' after game 3. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

DeRozan stars as Raptors level series, Hawks hammer Wizards

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:31 AM

The visiting Raptors pulled level with the Bucks at 2 2 in the best of 7 Eastern Conference first round series while the Hawks cut the Wizards series lead to 2 1

BOUNCE BACK. DeMar DeRozan bounces back from a dismal performance last game to lead Toronto in a win over Milwaukee. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards, Rockets take 2-0 playoff series leads

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:20 PM

The Wizards down the Atlanta Hawks as Bradley Beal scores 16 of his 31 in the fourth quarter while the Rockets close the show strong against the Thunder

ROCKET FUEL. James Harden and the Rockets erased a 15-point deficit to take a 2-0 series lead. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards top Hawks as John Wall scores 32 points

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:39 AM

Wall adds 14 assists while Bradley Beal scores 22 and Markieff Morris adds 21

OFF THE WALL. John Wall scores 15 of his 32 points in the third quarter to down the Hawks in Game 1. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA