ATLANTA (AP) — The Indiana Pacers' final playoff warmup generated a rare triple dose of good news — rest for the starters, valuable experience for the backups and a win for all.
Atlanta Hawks (29-51, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (59-21, first in the Eastern Conference)
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.
Wizards’ Wall to miss game vs. Hawks for personal reasons
ATLANTA (AP) — Wizards guard John Wall is out for Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks because of personal reasons.
An All-Star the last five years, Wall will miss his first game of the season. He is averaging 21.3 points and 8.4 assists.
Wall's 9.2 career assists average ranks second among active players.
Hawks’ Prince out at least 3 weeks with left ankle injury
ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks forward Taurean Prince will miss at least three weeks after injuring his left ankle in a lost to Golden State.
The team announced Tuesday that an MRI revealed a ligament sprain, bone bruise and associated soft tissue inflammation.
Hawks hold on, top Heat 115-113 to snap 7-game road slide
MIAMI (AP) — Josh Richardson took the last pass from Dwyane Wade, then wound up taking a wide-open 3-pointer that would have been a game-winner.
Like everything else this season for Miami, the last shot didn't go according to plan.
Richardson's shot bounced off the front of the rim with less than 2 seconds remaining, time ran out on the Heat and the Atlanta Hawks — who wasted every bit of a 19-point, second-half lead — escaped from Miami with a 115-113 win on Tuesday night.
Durant leads Warriors over Hawks after Green’s suspension
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 29 points with a key jumper in the final minute, a day after a shouting episode on the bench with Draymond Green led to his teammate's suspension Tuesday, and the undermanned Golden State Warriors held off the Atlanta Hawks 110-103.
Klay Thompson added 24 points as Splash Brother Stephen Curry missed his third straight game with a strained left groin. The two-time MVP shuffled and danced as he celebrated big plays from the bench.
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.
Trae Young scores 24 as Hawks beat Heat 123-118
ATLANTA (AP) — On one of the best nights of his young career, Trae Young's favorite pass set up Vince Carter, the league's oldest player.
Young had 24 points and a career-high 15 assists, Carter's jumper gave Atlanta the lead for good, and the Hawks beat Josh Richardson and the Miami Heat 123-118 on Saturday.
Carter's 17-foot jumper off a pass from the 20-year-old Young broke a 118-all tie.
"Vince is the man," Young said of the 41-year-old Carter.
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.
Knicks overwhelm Young, Hawks 126-107 in Fizdale’s debut
NEW YORK (AP) — The nervous Knicks had missed their first nine shots and just needed somebody to make one to get them started.
Turned out to be a fan.
And once he made a halfcourt shot, the basket really opened up for Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Knicks.
"I think that might have been the reason we turned the game around," coach David Fizdale said.
Hawks exercise contract options on Bembry, Prince, Collins
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have exercised their 2019-20 contract options on DeAndre' Bembry, Taurean Prince and John Collins.
Bembry, the No. 21 pick by the Hawks in the 2016 draft, has averaged 3.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in his first two games. He made three starts last season while averaging 5.2 points.
Prince, acquired by the Hawks from the Utah Jazz in a three-team trade on July 7, 2016, started all 82 games for Atlanta last season and averaged 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
Hawks begin what expects to be long season of growing pains
ATLANTA (AP) — Taurean Prince knows the Atlanta Hawks are about to begin one of the toughest seasons in franchise history.
A year after going 24-58 — worst in the Eastern Conference — the Hawks are likely to take a step further back in the standings with an even younger team.
Point guard Trae Young, the fifth overall draft pick, and shooting guard Kevin Huerter, the 19th overall pick, are both 20 years old. Forward Omari Spellman, the 30th overall pick, is 21.
ATLANTA (AP) — JJ Redick scored 28 points and the surging Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory, holding off the Atlanta Hawks 121-113 Tuesday night to move a step closer to locking up the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown could see the fourth quarter well enough from the Boston bench to know he wasn't worried about the Celtics' recent stumbles.
"If we would have played our normal rotation, we would have won that game," he said Sunday after coach Brad Stevens rested his starters and watched the subs blow a 13-point, fourth-quarter lead to the Atlanta Hawks. "No doubt about it."
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a while the mantra around the Washington Wizards was: "Everybody eats."
With the regular season winding down, the slumping Wizards are starving.
Taurean Prince scored 23 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the Wizards 103-97 on Friday night.
Washington, which led by six points in the fourth quarter, dropped its fourth straight game and fell into eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
Rockets roll to 60th victory, cruise past Hawks 118-99
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had a triple-double with 18 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in three quarters and the Houston Rockets rolled to their 60th victory, beating the Atlanta Hawks 118-99 on Sunday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dennis Schroder was unstoppable on the offensive end but felt like he could do more.
He asked Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer for a defensive switch so he could guard Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell down the stretch.
"I want to prove myself on the defensive end ... against the best guys," said Schroder, who scored a career-high 41 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, as the Hawks stunned the Utah Jazz 99-94 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Taurean Prince knew the Atlanta Hawks had the perfect setup for a dramatic 3-pointer.
Get Miles Plumlee to set a screen close to the arc, and Prince would take care of the rest.
"It's a great feeling," Prince said. "Hopefully, I'll put up more."
Prince hit the go-ahead 3 with 7.6 seconds remaining and finished with 22 points, helping the Hawks hold off the Phoenix Suns 113-112 on Sunday.
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.
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.
Booker, Chriss lead late rally to boost Suns past Hawks
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns appeared headed for an ugly home loss to the Atlanta Hawks until the frantic final minutes.
That's when Devin Booker and Marquese Chriss came through.
Booker sank three free throws to put Phoenix ahead with 12.3 seconds to play, Chriss soared to block Taurean Prince's shot at the rim with 7 seconds to go and the Suns rallied to hand the Hawks another road loss, 104-103 on Tuesday night.
Prince, Schroder lead Hawks to 110-104 win over Heat
ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer keeps encouraging Taurean Prince to shoot more often.
The NBA's worst team needs as much offense as it can get.
"We're wanting him to shoot a lot — catch and shoot, shoot whenever he's got daylight, driving and finishing," Budenholzer said. "I think his defense has improved here recently. He's just in a good place. He's playing well."
Prince scored 24 points, Dennis Schroder added 23 and Atlanta beat the injury-riddled Miami Heat 110-104 on Monday night.
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.
Hawks get their most lopsided win ever, 126-80 over Kings
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks didn't need to win by the most lopsided margin in franchise history to boost their spirits.
They just needed any win.
Dewayne Dedmon scored a career-high 20 points and had 14 rebounds, and the Hawks rode a dominant first half to a 126-80 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 33 points lead road win over Hawks
ATLANTA — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Khris Middleton had 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks cruised to a 117-106 victory over the outmanned Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.
Antetokounmpo also had 11 rebounds and five assists. He went 14-for-21 from the field, scoring from all over the floor while helping Milwaukee to its third win in its past four games.
He began the game with 175 points, 53 rebounds and 28 assists, the best start by a player in NBA history through his first five games.