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LeBron Sweepstakes Begins

And with it the biggest free agent summer in history

(Newser) - The scramble over the richest free agent class in NBA history officially tips off today, and all eyes are on one man. LeBron James won't be traveling to visit his suitors. The King will hold court at home in Akron, where first the Nets, and then the Knicks, Bulls, Heat,... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Hawks Hold Off Magic Down Stretch

Iguodala leads 76ers win, Bobcats end five-game skid

(Newser) - Joe Johnson scored 34 points and Mike Bibby had 20 as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 98-90 last night, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The Magic had a chance to catch the Hawks late when Bibby missed a shot with the Hawks up 93-90. Atlanta fought for the offensive... More »

Vinsanity Pulls Nets Into Tie for Final Playoff Spot

New Jersey edges Atlanta to tie for eighth postseason spot

(Newser) - Vince Carter had 39 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds in a dazzling, multi-faceted performance to lead the Nets over the Hawks, 125-117. New Jersey ended the night tied with Atlanta for the Eastern Conference's eighth playoff seed at ten games under .500. Richard Jefferson scored 33 and Devin Harris... More »

Hawks Continue Playoff Push With Solid Effort in Washington

Five hit double figures for victorious Atlanta

(Newser) - Atlanta edged into the eighth slot in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 105-96 road victory against Washington, reports AP. Mike Bibby scored 23 points and Joe Johnson had 18 points, 10 assists for the Hawks, who shot 55% from the field as the perennial cellar dwellars try to... More »

Hawks Top Knicks, Inch Toward Playoffs

Cavaliers tame Bobcats, Mavericks all over Heat

(Newser) - Joe Johnson got by with a little help from his teammates today, as the Hawks beat the Knicks 109-98. While he scored 28 points and added 11 assists, Marvin Williams also stepped up his game and contributed 25 points, while Josh Childress added another 22, with nine rebounds, as Atlanta... More »

Orlando Lights Up Atlanta's 'D'

Magic virtually unstoppable in first half against porous Hawks

(Newser) - Orlando set a franchise record with 74 first-half points on 61% shooting in a 123-112 beating of Atlanta, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Dwight Howard took a pre-game talk with coach Stan Van Gundy to heart, as he posted 26 points and 16 rebounds, while teammate Hedo Turkoglu had his second-ever... 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 »

Bibby's Debut Lifts Hawks

As Atlanta overcomes Kings 123-117

(Newser) - Mike Bibby gave his old team a demonstration of all his skills—from the wrong side of the court, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In his home debut with Atlanta following a move from Sacramento, Bibby put up 24 points, 12 assists and five rebounds to lift Atlanta past the Kings,... More »

Spurs Spear Hawks 89-74

San Antonio overcomes 5-point first quarter to beat Atlanta

(Newser) - The San Antonio Spurs won their sixth straight game on the strength of another solid performance from Tim Duncan. The four-time NBA champion had 23 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in an 89-74 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Joe Johnson had 17 points to lead the Hawks, who have... 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 »

Spurs Power Past Slumping Wizards 85-77

Johnson, Hawks capitalize on Kobe's blunder, Magic cut down Nets

(Newser) - A rejuvenated Robert Horry led San Antonio on a 17-4 third quarter run that gave the Spurs the lead and carried them to an 85-77 win over Washington. The Wizards have now lost five straight, reports the Associated Press. The skid has coincided with All-Star Caron Butler’s hip injury... More »

Celtics Blow Out Lowly Knicks

Indiana beats Philly while Portland eeks out an OT victory at Atlanta

(Newser) - A 109-93 Boston win over the Knicks today is hardly a surprise, but how they did it was, as center Kendrick Perkins, who's never mistaken for Tim Duncan, had a career-high 24 points. Meanwhile, the game got testy late, with two ejections and New York coach Isiah Thomas becoming agitated... More »

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