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Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98

April 23, 2017

Atlanta's Hawks forward Paul Millsap powered his way to 29 points and 14 rebounds as Atlanta topped Washington 116-98.ATLANTA -- The Hawks are back in the series, and the bad blood with the Washington Wizards shows no signs of letting up.

Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and Atlanta delivered an early knockout blow in a 116-98 victory Saturday, slicing the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff matchup.

After two tight losses in Washington exposed plenty of ill feelings between the teams , Millsap and Washington's Markieff Morris continued to go at it in Game 3.

"He's a crybaby," Morris said afterward. "You get all the calls when you're a crybaby. That's how it went tonight."...

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Howard has 22 points, 20 rebounds in Hawks' win over 76ers

March 30, 2017

After losing seven of their last eight, the Hawks break out of their funk thanks to Dwight Howard and Ersan Ilyasova for a 99-92 victory over the 76ers.PHILADELPHIA -- Dwight Howard has Atlanta revved up for a playoff push.

"Our focus should be, we need to step on the floor from the tip," he said.

The Hawks also hope they're done with the detour through lengthy losing streaks that almost derailed their drive....

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Beal, Wall lead Wizards to 104-100 win over Hawks

March 23, 2017

Wahington Wizards guard john Wall.WASHINGTON -- First, the Washington Wizards hung around their game against the Atlanta Hawks with their defense.

Then Bradley Beal said, they found their "swag" again.

Beal scored 28 points and John Wall added all 22 of his in the second half to help the Wizards to a 104-100 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night....

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Hornets hand Hawks 4th straight loss, 105-90

March 21, 2017

The Hornets gets five players into double-figure scoring, including two from the bench, to race past the Hawks 105-90.CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hornets second-year forward Frank Kaminsky said his biggest problem on the court has been letting go of the past.

"I'm always thinking through stuff, and it's hard to get over things," Kaminsky said. "When you miss four of five shots early in the season, it's hard. I was getting down on myself."

But not anymore....

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Spurs overcome season-high 23 TOs to beat Hawks, tie Warriors for NBA's best mark

March 14, 2017

Kawhi Leonard returns with 31 points as the Spurs top the Hawks to tie Golden State for the no. 1 seed in the WestSAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs made mistakes, missed shots and looked lost at times offensively, yet Gregg Popovich was pleased.

Overcoming a season-high 23 turnovers with a strong defensive showing kept the Spurs from getting into real trouble with their coach and the Atlanta Hawks.

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points in his return from a concussion, and San Antonio tied Golden State for the NBA's best record with a 107-99 victory Monday night....

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