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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 »

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 »

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 »

Baron, Captain Jack Combine for 64 in Atlanta

Golden State wins 4th straight, scores season- high 135 in shootout

(Newser) - The Warriors matched their best road win total in 14 years, imposing one of their trademark track-meet games on the Hawks, 135-118. Baron Davis had 35 points and Stephen Jackson added 29 for Golden State, now 16-12 outside of Oracle Arena. Atlanta's Joe Johnson led all scorers with 38 points,... More »

Celtics Top Atlanta, 98-88

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett prove a dynamic duo

(Newser) - Winners of five straight, the Boston Celtics continued their domination of the Eastern Conference today with a win over the Atlanta Hawks, 98-88. Paul Pierce accounted for 30 of the Celtics points, while Kevin Garnett  added 20 points and 16 boards, reports the AP.  Sam Cassell, recently waived... More »

Nuggets Blow 23-Point Lead Over Bucks

Jazz hold back Hawks' surge, Clippers never threaten Lakers

(Newser) - Denver seemed in good position to defeat Milwaukee with a 23-point lead, but the team "ran out of gas," as coach George Karl explained. The Bucks took advantage of 22 second-chance points and a season-high 42 from Michael Redd to surge to a 115-109 win, the Denver Post... More »

Hawks Soar Past Warriors

Johnson pumps in 27 as Atlanta snaps 6-game losing streak

(Newser) - The Atlanta Hawks ended a six-game losing streak by beating the Golden State Warriors for a fourth straight time, 117-100, last night, reports the AP. Joe Johnson led the way with 27 points for the Hawks, who moved into a tie for the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.... More »

Detroit Brings Broom to Atlanta

'Sheed carries team early, Billups takes over late in 94-90 win

(Newser) - The Pistons swept their four-game series with Atlanta, winning a close 94-90 game on the strength of Chauncey Billups's fourth-quarter performance. After missing all eight floor attempts in the first three quarters, Billups scored 12 in the final frame, including 10 straight Detroit points to turn a three-point deficit inside-out. More »

Sixers Get Blocked Out by Smith, Hawks

Forward swats away nine shots as Atlanta overcomes early deficit

(Newser) - Atlanta's Josh Smith single-handedly dictated the course of tonight's game, blocking nine shots and scoring 19 points in a 96-91 comeback victory over Philadelphia. The Sixers jumped out early, taking a 20-point first-quarter lead, but then Atlanta dropped into a zone defense anchored by Smith's inside presence, taking Philly out... More »

Smith's Huge Night Helps Hawks Beat Magic 98-87

Orlando looks sloppy, loses 2nd straight

(Newser) - Orlando became the latest victim of giant-killer Atlanta, losing 98-87 to the Hawks, who have already beaten Western powers Dallas and Phoenix this year. Josh Smith had a monster night for Atlanta, compiling 25 points, 16 rebounds, five assists, four steals and four blocks. The Magic struggled offensively and dropped... More »

Dirk, Mavs Deny Bulls Comeback

Hawks beat 76ers, Outlaw's buzzer-beater gives Blazers win over Grizzlies by one

(Newser) - Josh Howard’s 27 points, along with Dirk Nowitzki’s 25, helped the Dallas Mavericks get past the Chicago Bulls 103-98. Dallas’ 16-point fourth-quarter lead was pared to only three with about 11 seconds left but two Jason Terry free throws iced the game. Andres Nocioni, who came off the... More »

Magic Down Cavs 117-116 in Overtime

Jazz win 5th straight, Agent Zero leads Wiz to victory, hurting Hawks top 'Cats

(Newser) - Dwight Howard got the better of LeBron James in a battle of young superstars. Howard, who finished with 35 points, sank two free throws with five seconds left in overtime to give Orlando a 117-116 victory over Cleveland. James recorded the 14th triple double of his career with 39 points,... More »

Smith Leads Upstart Hawks Past Suns

Clippers Cassell drops 35 on Pacers, 76ers roll over Bobcats 94-63

(Newser) - Atlanta is offering some early season validation to the many pundits who picked them as a sleeper this season. The Hawks beat the Suns 105-96 to give the young squad another victory over a 60-win club from last year, after upsetting Dallas on opening night. Atlanta was led by Josh... More »

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