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February 27, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
ON THE SECOND game of a tough road trip, Al Horford and the Atlanta Hawks made the most of a chance to put away a weakened opponent. Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, leading the Hawks to a 114-103 victory over the banged-up Detroit Pistons on Monday night. It was the fifth win in six games for Atlanta, and the third straight loss for Detroit. The Pistons were without injured guard Brandon Knight (hyperextended knee) and suspended guard Will Bynum. "Obviously, Detroit's a little depleted, and in the past we've kind of relaxed when that happens," Horford said.
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January 13, 2012
While attending Portland's game against the visiting Orlando Magic on Wednesday, former Trail Blazers point guard Patty Mills said he would like to return to the NBA when the Chinese league that holds his rights releases him. The Australian 6-footer was cut by the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association earlier this month because of a hamstring injury. Before he can entertain offers from the NBA, the Chinese league must grant him a "letter of clearance.
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June 23, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Joakim Noah mocks those who publish NBA mock drafts. "I heard one of them is like a kid who is 16 years old in his basement," Noah said. But Noah knows enough to realize the NBA draft guessing game this year begins with the Hawks' No. 3 pick, and that's why he was in Atlanta yesterday for a workout. Greg Oden and Kevin Durant are almost certain to be taken by Portland and Seattle with the first two picks on Thursday. Some draft projections have the Hawks taking a Florida teammate of Noah's - center Al Horford - or Ohio State point guard Mike Conley Jr. Noah, a power forward, tried to convince Hawks general manager Billy Knight and coach Mike Woodson that he should be the third pick.
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November 8, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The stands were packed, and the home team made every big shot down the stretch. Could this possibly be an Atlanta Hawks game? Josh Smith scored 22 points, rookie Al Horford led a dominant performance on the boards and the Hawks beat another 60-win team from last season, holding off Steve Nash and visiting Phoenix last night, 105-96. Atlanta, which hasn't made the playoffs since 1999, got back to .500 in a brutal opening stretch of games and added to its opening-night win over Dallas.
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December 30, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Mike Woodson couldn't remember another homestand in his 26 years as an NBA player and coach as long as the eight-game stretch his Atlanta Hawks just completed. The Hawks went 7-1, with their only loss to Boston. "It's huge," Woodson said. "I've never been part of a schedule that had eight straight home games. It can either help you or hurt you, and in our case it helped. " Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Hawks beat the visiting Denver Nuggets, 109-91, last night to close out the homestand with a long-awaited milestone.
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March 23, 2011
Bulls roll past Atlanta and into East lead Derrick Rose collected 30 points and 10 assists on Tuesday night, helping the Chicago Bulls regain the Eastern Conference lead with a runaway 114-81 win over the Hawks in Atlanta. Chicago's starters sat out the final period after the Bulls set season highs with 41 points in the second period and 72 points in the first half. Luol Deng finished with 27 points. The Hawks, who have lost seven of 10, were denied an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot and absorbed their first home loss to Chicago in four years.
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February 9, 2011
76ers Notes ATLANTA - In the middle of a difficult week of games, the 76ers caught a break on Tuesday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta's starting center, Al Horford, who last week was selected to his second consecutive All-Star Game, was a late scratch with a back contusion suffered a few days earlier. On the season, Horford is averaging 16.2 points and 9.9 rebounds a game. Tuesday's missed game was Horford's second in a row. On Friday, Los Angeles Clippers rookie Blake Griffin delivered a hard foul against Horford, who landed on his back.
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April 28, 2013
The Bulls wiped out a 14-point deficit late in regulation to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 142-134, in triple overtime Saturday in Chicago and take a three-games-to-none lead in the first-round playoff series. The Bulls were trailing, 109-95, with less than four minutes to go in the fourth quarter when Nate Robinson put the Bulls on his back and carried them to the wild victory. "I always think I'm on fire, kind of like the old-school game NBA Jam ," Robinson said. "You make a couple in a row, the rim's on fire.
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June 20, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Marreese Speights has one thing to boast about on the resum? he brings to the NBA draft, it probably wouldn't be the meager numbers he posted for Florida in his year as a starting power forward. Instead, what Speights could tout is his practicing every day as a freshman against Al Horford, the consensus No. 2 rookie in the league last season behind Kevin Durant, and using what he learned as a model when he moved into the starting lineup. "Every possession, he goes hard," Speights said yesterday after working out for the 76ers at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
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January 9, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
The Atlanta Hawks can always count on the 76ers. For the second time this season, the Hawks headed into a matchup with the Sixers riding a losing streak. And just like before, Atlanta used the Sixers to get a much-needed victory. They prevailed, 126-98, Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center to snap a two-game skid. The Hawks (22-15) ended a three-game losing streak with a 127-106 victory over the Sixers on Dec. 16. "We played with no spirit tonight," coach Brett Brown said.
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November 17, 2013 | By GUY CURTRIGHT, For the Daily News
ATLANTA - The 76ers didn't have Michael Carter-Williams for last night's 113-103 loss to the Hawks, and the rookie point guard is unlikely to play tonight at New Orleans or Monday in Dallas. "I'm not really expecting to see him on this trip," coach Brett Brown said. "I could be wrong, but in my own preparation I'm not expecting [him to play]. " Tony Wroten and Darius Morris combined for 31 points and nine assists filling in against the Hawks, but it wasn't enough as James Anderson couldn't come remotely close to his scoring outburst in an overtime home victory over Houston on Wednesday.
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May 2, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
BACK IN THE series, now back to Boston. The Celtics, winners of the most NBA championships, are two victories from making more history. Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 18 rebounds and the Celtics stayed alive in the NBA playoffs, cutting the New York Knicks' lead to 3-2 with a 92-86 victory last night at Madison Square Garden. The Celtics will host Game 6 tomorrow night, needing two victories to become the first NBA team to overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a series. "We just wanted to keep it going," Brandon Bass said.
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April 28, 2013
The Bulls wiped out a 14-point deficit late in regulation to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 142-134, in triple overtime Saturday in Chicago and take a three-games-to-none lead in the first-round playoff series. The Bulls were trailing, 109-95, with less than four minutes to go in the fourth quarter when Nate Robinson put the Bulls on his back and carried them to the wild victory. "I always think I'm on fire, kind of like the old-school game NBA Jam ," Robinson said. "You make a couple in a row, the rim's on fire.
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April 12, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
IT WASN'T A GOOD couple of nights for the 76ers. Tuesday in Brooklyn, the Nets decided to fight the Sixers inside the lane and delivered haymaker after haymaker, destroying them in the physicality department on their way to a 21-point win. Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center, the Atlanta Hawks got to the basket a different way, using their speed and quickness to get out on the break, beat the Sixers down the floor and put on a virtual dunk...
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February 27, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
ON THE SECOND game of a tough road trip, Al Horford and the Atlanta Hawks made the most of a chance to put away a weakened opponent. Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, leading the Hawks to a 114-103 victory over the banged-up Detroit Pistons on Monday night. It was the fifth win in six games for Atlanta, and the third straight loss for Detroit. The Pistons were without injured guard Brandon Knight (hyperextended knee) and suspended guard Will Bynum. "Obviously, Detroit's a little depleted, and in the past we've kind of relaxed when that happens," Horford said.
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December 27, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE ATLANTA Hawks' penchant for going soft with a big lead nearly cost them another victory. "We had things under control, but I think we got away from what was working for us," center Al Horford said. "They made plays. [Will] Bynum was great, and I think he was the one who that propelled them to tie the game. I'm just happy we won. " Josh Smith scored 31 points, Horford added 22 and the Hawks beat the visiting Detroit Pistons, 126-119, in double overtime on Wednesday night. The Hawks blew a 22-point, fourth-quarter lead as Bynum and fellow reserve Charlie Villanueva scored a combined 26 of Detroit's 39 points in the final period of regulation.
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February 5, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - One of the remarkable traits of the 76ers this season is their ability to let go of something and move on to the next challenge. That was the case in Atlanta on Saturday when, just 24 hours after suffering a 20-point home loss to the Miami Heat, the Sixers whipped the Hawks, 98-87, at Philips Arena in front of 18,012. "There were two teams coming off losses, and one of us had to decide which one wasn't going to get another one," said Atlanta native Lou Williams, who finished with 14 points and was one of six Sixers to score in double figures.
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January 20, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was one of, if not the most, impressive quarter of the season, and just what the 76ers needed after a sluggish first half. Trailing by eight points at halftime, the Sixers used a 25-10 third quarter to defeat the Atlanta Hawks, 90-76, on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center. Atlanta, which trailed by seven points entering the final period, was never able to make a serious run in the fourth quarter. The Sixers are now 11-4 heading into Saturday's game at Miami against the Heat.
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January 13, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
BEFORE THE Atlanta Hawks took the court, Joe Johnson whispered a message to teammates Josh Smith and Jeff Teague. "We have to take ownership," Johnson said, "at both ends of the court. " Clearly, they were listening. Smith scored 30 points, Johnson added 23 and Teague chipped in with 16, leading the Hawks to a 111-81 rout of the visiting Charlotte Bobcats last night in Atlanta's first game without All-Star center Al Horford. The Hawks learned earlier in the day that Horford will miss at least 3 months after tearing the pectoral muscle in his left shoulder going for a rebound Wednesday night at Indiana.
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