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NBA Player: Cops Broke My Ankle

Thabo Sefolosha says police caused injuries during April 8 arrest

(Newser) - Professional basketball players risk season-ending injuries every day on the court. But Thabo Sefolosha of the Atlanta Hawks says his broken fibula and torn ligaments weren't suffered during a game, but during an incident with the NYPD. "I will simply say that I am in great pain, have... More »

Atlanta Hawks Owner Selling Team Over Racist Email

Bruce Levenson self-reported email he sent 2 years ago

(Newser) - Bruce Levenson is unloading his controlling stake in the Atlanta Hawks over a racist email he sent two years ago, and he has an interesting person to blame for airing the email in the first place: Himself. It seems that in July Levenson self-reported an "inappropriate and offensive" email... More »

Garnett, Celts Finally Finish Off Feisty Atlanta

Boston earns date with LeBron, Cleveland in the second round

(Newser) - Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 22 points, and the Celtics turned back the pesky Atlanta Hawks with a 99-65 victory Sunday in Game 7 of their playoff series, earning a second-round matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Round 2 begins Tuesday night,... More »

Hawks Force Celtics to Game 7

Joe Johnson's three-pointer with a minute remaining holds up

(Newser) - Atlanta just won't let go of its first trip to the postseason in nine years. The playoff team with the worst record did it again to the team with the best mark, forcing an improbable Game 7 with the Boston Celtics, as Joe Johnson hit a crucial 3-pointer with 1:... More »

Celtics Top Hawks, Lead Series 3-2

(Newser) - Takedowns and menacing gestures. Double technicals and flagrant fouls. And the Boston Celtics are heading to Atlanta to try to deliver the knockout punch. Paul Pierce scored a playoff-high 22 points and Ray Allen hit three 3-pointers in the middle of the third quarter Wednesday night to turn back the... More »

Johnson, Hawks Surprise Celtics Again 97-92

All-star scores 35 as series returns to Boston tied 2-2

(Newser) - Forget about a Boston sweep. The Hawks are headed back to Beantown all tied up with the mighty Celtics. Joe Johnson scored 35 points—20 in the fourth quarter—and Josh Smith added 28 points and seven blocks for Atlanta, which surprised the Celtics again 97-92 on Monday night to... More »

Smith Soars Over Celtics

Hawks trim first round series deficit to 2-1

(Newser) - Led by high-flying Josh Smith, the Atlanta Hawks finally showed they can beat the Boston Celtics. Good timing. Smith scored 27 points—and give him a perfect 10 in his own personal dunking contest—to lead the Hawks to a 102-93 victory Saturday night that breathed life into their long-shot... More »

Rondo Leads Celtics to Win Over Hawks, 96-77

Boston holds 2-0 series lead

(Newser) - Rajon Rondo outplayed Mike Bibby and helped the Boston Celtics silence Atlanta and its blustery point guard. Bibby was booed every time he touched the ball after shooting 4-for-17 from the field in the first two games. Kevin Garnett had 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Rondo added 12 points,... More »

Allen, Garnett Lead Celtics to Win Over Hawks

Game 1 loss leaves Atlanta winless against Boston this season

(Newser) - Ray Allen scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett had 16 as the two newcomers who led the Boston Celtics to the NBA's best record sparked them to a 104-81 win last night in their playoff opener against the Atlanta Hawks. Rookie Al Horford led the Hawks with 20 points and... More »

Heat End Dismal Season With 113-99 Win Over Hawks

Miami avoids worst record in franchise history

(Newser) - If this was Pat Riley's final game, it was a victorious one. Jason Williams scored 17 points, Mark Blount and Daequan Cook each added 16 and the Heat ended their disappointing season with a 113-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. Miami finished 15-67, matching the 1988-89 expansion... More »

Evans Leads Magic Past Hawks

Ex-Laker has 23 after halftime in largely meaningless game

(Newser) - Maurice Evans scored 27 points and six of his Orlando teammates also scored in double figures, leading the Magic to a 121-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. Evans scored 23 points in the second half as both playoff-bound teams substituted liberally, knowing the game had no impact... More »

Hawks Clinch a Playoff Berth

Long postseason drought over thanks to Indiana loss

(Newser) - For the first time since 1999, the Atlanta Hawks are headed to the NBA playoffs after clinching the final spot in the Eastern Conference when Indiana, the only other team with a mathematical chance, lost at Washington 117-110. The league's longest playoff drought ended with Atlanta enjoying an off day.... More »

Celtics Prevent Hawks From Clinching

Cassell, Boston keep Atlanta from reaching playoffs for first time since 1999

(Newser) - Sam Cassell and Boston's backups outplayed Atlanta's starters in the fourth quarter, and the Celtics prevented the Hawks from clinching their first playoff berth since 1999 with a 99-89 victory tonight. Atlanta would have ended the NBA's longest playoff drought with a victory, because Indiana lost to Charlotte earlier today.... More »

Dunleavy Helps Pacers Stay in the Hunt

Atlanta stumbles 112-98, leaving playoff door ajar

(Newser) - Mike Dunleavy scored 28 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-98 Tuesday night to avoid elimination from the Eastern Conference playoff race. A win by the Hawks would have knocked the Pacers from contention, and Atlanta would have needed just one win or a New Jersey loss... More »

Hawks Build Big Lead, Hold Off 76ers

Johnson scores 22 to help Atlanta bounce back against Philly

(Newser) - Joe Johnson scored 22 points, Josh Smith added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks built a big lead and held off the surging Philadelphia 76ers 92-85 last night. Marvin Williams contributed 18 points, Al Horford had 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Mike Bibby had 10 points... More »

76ers Top Hawks, Wrap Up Playoff Spot

109-104 victory over the Hawks stops Atlanta's five-game win streak

(Newser) - Andre Iguodala scored 30 points and Andre Miller had 23 to help the Philadelphia 76ers wrap up their first playoff spot in three years with a 109-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Philadelphia, which stopped the Hawks' five-game winning streak, never trailed after Miller's layup made tied... More »

Bosh, Raptors Outmuscle Bobcats 104-100

In race for playoff spot, Hawks, Pacers rout Grizzlies, Heat

(Newser) - In a rollercoaster of a contest, the Raptors took control of the East's coveted sixth seed, defeating the Bobcats, 104-100. Chris Bosh's 32 points led all scorers. Toronto capitalized on 17 straight baskets in the first quarter, then went cold, trailing at halftime, 63-58. T.J. Ford put the game... More »

Hawks Get by Knicks

Atlanta streaking at just the right time

(Newser) - Atlanta would love to enjoy their three-game winning streak, but in a back-to-back stretch of their road schedule they'll have to prepare for lowly Memphis tomorrow night instead if they hope to make it four in a row. Tonight's 114-109 win over the Knicks stretched their lead for the final... More »

Pierce, Celtics Swat Hornets in Rematch

Hawks stave off charging Bulls, Magic best Bucks

(Newser) - The Big Three all hit double digits last night, as the Celtics cruised to a 112-92 victory over the Hornets, the AP reports, avenging a loss in New Orleans last week. Paul Pierce led the pack with 27 points, and was joined by Kevin Garnett's 21 and Ray Allen's 12.... More »

Hawks Fly Over Bucks

Atlanta holds on to eighth spot in the East

(Newser) - The Atlanta Hawks avoided a major issue on a night they celebrated a 115-89 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, reports the Associated Press. Star point guard Mike Bibby left the game in the fourth period last night with an injured left thumb. X-rays were negative, however, and it appears to... More »

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