Bucks-Hawks Preview (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 26 Dec 2014 06:34:03 PST)
Almost nobody predicted the Atlanta Hawks would be challenging for the best record in the Eastern Conference this season.
AP source: Josh Smith to join Houston Rockets (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:31:02 PST)
HOUSTON (AP) -- Josh Smith will join the Houston Rockets following his release by the Detroit Pistons, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday.
Warriors-Clippers Preview (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:33:12 PST)
Stephen Curry and the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors have been one of the season's big stories, and they're excited to showcase their talents on the biggest of stages.
Sources: Josh Smith agrees to deal with Rockets (Yahoo Sports)
(Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:09:09 PST)
The Rockets think Josh Smith can start for them at power forward after his signing is official.
NBA-Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games
(Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:23:16 PST)
Dec 23 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games: - - - Cavaliers 125, Timberwolves 104 In their first meeting since headlining one of the NBA's highest-profile off-season trades, Andrew Wiggins outshone Kevin Love by scoring 27 points but Cleveland took the spoils, pulling away late in the third quarter to rout Minnesota. The victory was Cleveland's fourth in a five-game homestand before their eagerly anticipated Christmas showdown in Miami. ...
Kemba Walker, Gerald Henderson power Bobcats by Bucks (Automated Insights)
(Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:20:51 PST)
Kemba Walker finished with 27 and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 108-101. This is the fourth consecutive victory for Charlotte (10-19).
Carroll's 25 lead Hawks past Clippers, 107-104 (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:32:08 PST)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Kyle Korver said the Atlanta Hawks' four- and nine-game winning streaks earlier in the season were met with some skepticism because they included few victories over respected opponents.
DeMarre Carroll, Al Horford spark Hawks past Clippers (Automated Insights)
(Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:20:45 PST)
Paul Millsap put up 17 points and recorded nine rebounds and seven assists in a tremendous all-around performance to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a close victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, 107-104. Atlanta (21-7) is now on a five-game winning streak.
Dose: Jimmy Fest (Rotoworld)
(Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:21:00 PST)
A pair of Jimmy's went nuts, David Lee finally played, and Rajon Rondo double-doubled for his new team. Tuesday's Dose breaks it all down.
Clippers-Hawks Preview (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:03:01 PST)
A tougher schedule and the absence of leading scorer Jeff Teague haven't posed much of a problem for the Atlanta Hawks.
Mavericks-Suns Preview (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:31:21 PST)
Goran Dragic was asked why the Phoenix Suns have played better on the road than at home, and his scattered answer offered a number of possibilities.
Hawks hold off Mavericks for fourth straight win (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:05:23 PST)
DALLAS (AP) -- Dennis Schroder wanted to do well Monday night when he played against his boyhood idols.
Tony Parker, Boris Diaw spark Spurs by Clippers (Automated Insights)
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:20:58 PST)
Tim Duncan posted his 15th double-double this season, scoring 21 points and registering 12 rebounds, to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, 125-118. The Spurs were on fire in this one, going 49-77 (63.6%) from the field, including 13-23 (56.5%) from three-point range. San Antonio (18-11) gets one in the win column after losing to Dallas on Saturday.
Dennis Schroder scores 22, Hawks pull out the close victory against Mavericks (Automated Insights)
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:20:34 PST)
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Dallas Mavericks in a close one, 105-102. This is the fourth straight victory for Atlanta (20-7).
Trail Blazers-Rockets Preview (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:22:38 PST)
With a two-point lead and less than one second remaining in Game 6 of their first-round matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers, the Rockets could hardly wait to welcome Rip City back to Houston.
Hawks-Mavericks Preview (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:04:20 PST)
The Atlanta Hawks keep surging by playing what has been the best defense in the NBA in recent weeks.
Kyle Korver scores 22, Hawks beat Rockets (Automated Insights)
(Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:20:36 PST)
The Atlanta Hawks were on fire in this game, finishing 38-74 (51.4%), in a 104-97 win over the Houston Rockets. This is the third straight win for Atlanta (19-7).
Monta Ellis scores 38 as Mavericks sneak past Spurs (Automated Insights)
(Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:20:27 PST)
Monta Ellis put up 38 points to help the Dallas Mavericks sneak by the San Antonio Spurs, 99-93. Dallas (20-8) has now won three in a row.
Korver leads Hawks over Houston 104-97 (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:47:28 PST)
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks won for the 12th time in 13 games on Saturday night, beating the Houston Rockets 104-97. The victory gave the Hawks 19 wins this season.
Hawks-Rockets Preview (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:12:08 PST)
The Atlanta Hawks have proven nearly unbeatable over the last three weeks, and their most recent win may have been their most impressive to date.
Five talking points for sports in 2014
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:35:19 PST)
By Gene Cherry Five talking points for sports in 2014: 1. Soccer World Cup It began as a chance for fun-loving Brazilians to take back soccer's biggest honor but ended in humiliation for the hosts in what was widely regarded as one of the best ever World Cups. After years of doubt whether Brazil as a nation would be ready for the quadrennial show, Germany emerged as champions, defeating Argentina in the final after destroying Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals. ...
Anthony Davis's 30 leads Pelicans over Rockets (Automated Insights)
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:23:06 PST)
Anthony Davis scored 30 points and added 14 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans take down the Houston Rockets, 99-90. New Orleans (13-12) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Utah Jazz on Tuesday.
Another victory for Raptors, first in the East to 20 wins
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:39:35 PST)
Kyle Lowry scored 20 points and handed out 12 assists Wednesday to lead Toronto to a 105-89 NBA victory over Brooklyn that made the Raptors the first Eastern Conference team to 20 wins this season. Patrick Patterson and Lou Williams contributed eight points apiece in the fourth quarter and Lowry scored six as the Raptors out-scored the Nets 29-16 in the final frame to pull away for their fourth straight win. Toronto improved to 20-6 and have enjoyed three winning streaks of at least four games this season. Mason Plumlee had 23 points to lead Brooklyn, Joe Johnson scored 17 and Mirza Teletovic added 14 in the first meeting between the Atlantic Division rivals since the Nets' seven-game win in the first round of last season's playoffs.
Mack leads surging Hawks to blowout in Cleveland (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:33:11 PST)
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers' largest loss of the season didn't sit well with coach David Blatt.
Shelvin Mack, Al Horford power Hawks over Cavaliers (Automated Insights)
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:23:53 PST)
The Atlanta Hawks took quality shots, finishing 49-76 (64.5%) from the field, including 16-28 (57.1%) from beyond the arc, to crush the Cleveland Cavaliers, 127-98. This is the ninth win for Atlanta (18-7) in its last 10 games.
Knicks-Bulls Preview (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:09:18 PST)
Carmelo Anthony won't let himself second-guess the decision he made during free agency, even though he'd be in a far better situation in the standings had he left for the Chicago Bulls.
Cavs' Kevin Love set to play against Hawks (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:08:42 PST)
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who missed the team's morning shootaround with flu-like symptoms, will play against Atlanta.
Hawks-Cavaliers Preview (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:37:07 PST)
Even with one of the best records in the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks still have plenty of doubters.
Hawks eager to show strong start is no fluke (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:52:33 PST)
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.