Young, Bazemore lead Hawks past Suns 120-112
ATLANTA (AP) — Taurean Prince sensed before Saturday's game that the Atlanta Hawks had learned from their mistakes in the closing seconds the night before.
Bazemore scores 23 as Hawks beat Wolves 123-120 in OT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Hawks' momentum gone and a noisy sellout crowd cheering the Timberwolves, first-year Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce made a bold prediction.
"I told our guys at the end of the third quarter, 'This is going to be our best win of the season,'" Pierce said.
It certainly wasn't their prettiest with 24 turnovers, but the Hawks made just enough hustle plays to overcome blowing a 22-point lead and beat Minnesota 123-120 in overtime Friday night.
Balanced Hawks rally for 114-107 victory over Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — Kent Bazemore and the Atlanta Hawks erased a tough start with a big finish.
Bazemore scored 22 points, John Collins had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and the Hawks rallied to beat the New York Knicks 114-107 on Friday night.
Atlanta trailed 39-28 after one quarter, but held New York to 38 points in the second half of its second straight win.
"For our guys to make a stand defensively was great to see," Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said.
Raptors coach Nurse, Hawks guard Bazemore fined by NBA
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse and Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore were fined by the NBA on Tuesday.
Nurse was fined $15,000 for criticizing the referees after a 95-86 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Nurse was upset about a lack of fouls called against players guarding Kawhi Leonard, who had only four free-throw attempts.
Beal scores 36 points as Wizards blow past Hawks, 131-117
ATLANTA (AP) — Bradley Beal could tell early in the first quarter that the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks had no answer for him.
"Just being confident, just being aggressive," he said. "Getting to the free throw line helped me out a lot. Being aggressive in that aspect. Just pretty much taking what they gave me."
John Collins helps Hawks snap 10-game skid
ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins was certain the ball would go to Kemba Walker, so it was just a matter of getting in position to alter his shot.
"We knew he was going to get to a strong right (move) and get to a step-back if he could," Collins said. "He ended up going for the floater, and I timed it perfectly with the game-winning block."
James nets 26, dunks for winner as Lakers edge Hawks 107-106
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points and dunked for the winning basket in the final seconds, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.
Kyle Kuzma added 18 points for the Lakers' fifth win in six games.
Kuzma's layup tied the game at 104-all with 1:34 to go.
Kent Bazemore was called for a technical at the end of that play and Kuzma made the free throw for a 105-104 lead.
Vince Carter dunked to put the Hawks back up 106-105.
Bazemore, Young lead Hawks big comeback to beat Mavs 111-104
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young struggled through three forgettable quarters, hardly the sort of debut he was hoping for in Atlanta.
Then, with the game on the line, the rookie showed why the Hawks are counting on him to be the face of the franchise.
Kent Bazemore scored a career-high 32 points, Young bounced back in the final period and the youthful Hawks rallied from a 26-point deficit to stun the Dallas Mavericks 111-104 Wednesday night.
Rookie Young scores 35, Hawks rout LeBron-less Cavs 133-111
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trae Young got doused with a bucket of ice water after his third NBA game.
The Cavaliers couldn't do anything to cool off Atlanta's rookie guard.
Young scored 35 points with 11 assists — the best line for a first-year player since Steph Curry in 2010 — and Kent Bazemore scored 23 as the Hawks rolled to an easy 133-111 win on Sunday over Cleveland, which lost its home opener and fell to 0-3 as it re-adjusts to life without LeBron James.
Hawks request waivers on guard Jaylen Morris
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on guard Jaylen Morris, who appeared in six games with the team last season.
Morris averaged 4.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in his brief time with the team.
Morris, from Molloy College, signed two 10-day contracts with the Hawks before being signed to a multi-year deal on March 21. He helped add backcourt depth following a season-ending injury to Kent Bazemore.
Hawks request waivers on reserve guard Isaiah Taylor
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on reserve guard Isaiah Taylor.
Taylor, signed to a two-year contract last October, started nine of his 67 games last season. He averaged 6.6 points and 3.1 assists in 17.4 minutes.
Taylor appeared to be in the Hawks' rebuilding plans. He sat alongside teammates Kent Bazemore, DeAndre Bembry and Mike Muscala at a news conference last month to announce the hiring of new coach Lloyd Pierce.
ATLANTA (AP) — Point guard Dennis Schroder will miss the Atlanta Hawks' final seven games with a medial bone bruise and a sprained left ankle.
The team said Schroder, its leading scorer, underwent an MRI on Friday. Expected recovery time is at least two weeks.
Atlanta has the NBA's second-worst record. Its season ends April 10.
The combination of gathered tension and free unwinding makes the buzzer-beater such an interesting shot to replay. Take Loyola Chicago’s Donte Ingram, jabbing one foot on the March Madness logo near center court with 2.5 seconds left, and then rising in the air and ruffling the net calmly from 30 feet as if he was dropping the ball off on the way to dinner. Nothing special about the shot at all — except the time on the clock and the way it ended, sending his team so improbably forward in the NCAA tournament.
Hawks sign rookie Jaylen Morris to multiyear deal
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have signed rookie guard Jaylen Morris to a multiyear contract.
Morris earned the deal after previously signing two 10-day contracts, the latter on March 11.
Morris, from Molloy College, has averaged 4.7 points in six games with Atlanta. He averaged 12.6 points while starting 39 games for the Hawks' G League Erie affiliate.
Hawks sign Antonius Cleveland to multiyear contract
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Antonius Cleveland to a multiyear contract.
Cleveland was signed to two consecutive 10-day contracts before earning the new deal for the Hawks.
Atlanta will need the backcourt depth after losing guard Kent Bazemore for the remainder of the season with a bone bruise in his right knee. Bazemore suffered the injury on Sunday against Chicago.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore will miss the remainder of the season with a bone bruise in his right knee.
Bazemore, tied for second on the team with his average of 12.9 points per game, left Sunday's loss to Chicago in the second quarter after landing awkwardly. He hopped off the court, straight into the tunnel toward the locker room.
The Hawks say an MRI on Monday revealed the injury.
ATLANTA (AP) — A visit to the lowly Atlanta Hawks provided a confidence boost for the Chicago Bulls.
Zach LaVine scored 21 points, including four free throws in the final 17 seconds to stop Atlanta's comeback, and the Bulls beat the injury-depleted Hawks 129-122 on Sunday.
Bazemore’s late 3 lifts Hawks over Knicks 99-96
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a bull's-eye for Kent Bazemore.
Bazemore hit a 3-pointer with 6.7 seconds left that put the Atlanta Hawks ahead Sunday in a 99-96 win over the New York Knicks.
"It's just a catch-and-shoot situation," Bazemore said. "We work on plays all the time in practice where we have a guy who drives and kicks it out to somebody in the corner. It's just a synergy and rhythm thing."
Bazemore’s 22 points lead Hawks past Timberwolves 105-100
ATLANTA (AP) — Kent Bazemore's favorite play, a chase-down blocked shot, was even sweeter when the defensive gem followed his biggest shot of the game.
Bazemore scored 22 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:09 remaining, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied after trailing by 11 in the third quarter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-100 on Monday night.
Schroder scores 20 points, improving Hawks beat Jazz 104-90
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are starting to see some results from their improved play.
Dennis Schroder scored 20 points , Taurean Prince broke out of a slump with 17 and Kent Bazemore did a stellar job defensively, leading the Hawks past the Utah Jazz 104-90 on Monday night.
Bazemore hits winning shot, Hawks beat Pelicans 94-93
ATLANTA (AP) — With a chance to win the game, Kent Bazemore wasn't the first option for the Atlanta Hawks.
He wound up with the ball — and it worked out just fine.
Bazemore swished a jumper over Anthony Davis with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Hawks rallied from 19 points down to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 94-93 Wednesday, thrilling a sparse crowd on an icy night in Atlanta.
Schroder, Hawks beat Nuggets 110-97 to end 10-game road skid
DENVER (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks were savoring a rare win during a tough season. The Denver Nuggets were lamenting a missed opportunity to improve their postseason hopes.
Dennis Schroder had 19 points and 10 assists, Taurean Prince scored 16 and the Hawks beat Denver 110-97 on Wednesday night, ending a 10-game road losing streak.
Atlanta wrapped up a five-game trip with its first road win since Dec. 2 at Brooklyn.
Evans scores 22 to lead Grizzlies over Hawks, 96-94
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies avoided dropping into the Western Conference cellar by beating the worst team in the East.
And it took every last second to secure the win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, including the go-ahead layup with 1:03 left, as the Grizzlies snapped a five-game skid with a 96-94 victory over the Hawks on Friday night.
But there were a lot of deep breaths in the closing seconds.
Bazemore, Ilyasova lead Hawks past Magic, 117-110
ATLANTA (AP) — Ersan Ilyasova was flawless almost from start to finish Saturday night, and Kent Bazemore was perfect in the final minute for the Atlanta Hawks. They needed it to overcome Nikola Vucevic's first career triple-double.
Miller’s late 3s rescue Pelicans in 106-105 win over Hawks
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A couple of seasons overseas appears to have turned Darius Miller into the clutch jump shooter the Pelicans hoped they were getting when they made him a second-round draft choice in 2012.
Miller hit four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, when he scored 14 of his career-high 21 points, and New Orleans overcame a sloppy performance to beat the struggling Atlanta Hawks 106-105 on Monday night.
Celtics hold off Raptors 95-94 for 12th straight victory
BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford turned back the clock in his return from a two-game absence with a concussion.
Horford scored 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting to help the Boston Celtics hang on to beat the Toronto Raptors 95-94 on Sunday for their 12th straight victory.
"He's playing young again," teammate Terry Rozier said.
Rooke Smith Jr. sprains ankle in Mavericks’ win over Hawks
The Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks will face each other in both teams' regular-season opener next week. But Thursday's night's preseason matchup wasn't true a preview of that game.
Gian Clavell had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and the visiting Mavericks beat the Hawks 108-94. Maxi Kleber added 16 points.
ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap confirmed on Saturday he "probably will opt out" of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, leaving the Atlanta Hawks to plot their future following a painful first-round exit from the playoffs.
Millsap has a $21.4 million option for next season. The four-time All-Star can earn substantially more in a new long-term deal, making the opt-out decision obvious.