April 19, 2006 |
The congestion in the middle of the Eastern Conference standings cleared just a bit last night. The Washington Wizards moved a step closer to the coveted No. 5 seed, and the Milwaukee Bucks will have to settle for something lower. Gilbert Arenas scored 31 of his 43 points in the second half, and the Wizards overcame a career-high 43 points from Michael Redd to beat the visiting Bucks, 116-103. Redd and Arenas combined for 62 points in the second half as the two catalysts dueled with playoff intensity for the chance to avoid Detroit, Miami or New Jersey in the first round.
March 20, 2007 |
Josh Childress wishes the Atlanta Hawks could flip some switch and turn their season around. "We really need to try to duplicate this the next game," Childress said. "We had 32 assists, which was amazing. It made us so hard to guard. " Childress scored a season-high 25 points and Zaza Pachulia had 23 to help the Hawks to their biggest romp this season, 99-76 over the visiting Sacramento Kings last night. Atlanta extended its home winning streak to five games. Sacramento was led by Corliss Williamson's 14 points.
May 7, 2009 |
Rajon Rondo took the pass from Eddie House and bolted for the basket, cutting between 6-11 Dwight Howard and 6-10 Rashard Lewis for a thunderous dunk. In a crucial game for the Boston Celtics, the little guys came up big. Rondo had 15 points, 18 assists and 11 rebounds for his third triple-double of the playoffs, and House scored a career high-shattering 31 points last night to lead host Boston to a 112-94 victory over the Orlando Magic that evened the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.
May 2, 2009 |
Dwyane Wade soared past Zaza Pachulia, throwing down a fierce dunk as the Atlanta forward sent him sprawling into a courtside row of photographers. Down, but definitely not out. When the Miami Heat needed him most, Wade was at his best. Wade scored 41 points, Michael Beasley burst out of a slump with 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the Heat stayed alive in the NBA playoffs by routing the visiting Hawks, 98-72, in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference first-round series last night.
January 23, 2008 |
A testicular tumor removed from Denver Nuggets forward Nene was malignant. The team said yesterday the tumor was discovered early, and tests showed the cancer was isolated. "The recovery rate is extremely high," the Nuggets said in a written statement. "In addition, the odds of a recurrence are very small. " The Brazilian player underwent surgery Jan. 14 to remove the tumor. The team said he was doing well, but there was no timetable for his return. Nene's Web site had posted a statement last week saying the tumor was benign, but that announcement later was removed.
November 18, 2005 |
The Dallas Mavericks shot under 40 percent and committed 16 turnovers. That was still enough to extend the Atlanta Hawks' season-opening losing streak to eight games. Josh Howard had 25 points and five blocked shots, and Dirk Nowitzki added 20 points and 13 rebounds, helping host Dallas to an 87-78 victory last night. Dallas got off to a sluggish start, falling behind 16-11 in the first quarter, the Mavericks' lowest-scoring quarter of the season. But the Mavericks used a 29-point second quarter for a seven-point halftime lead, and the Hawks were never able to get closer than three the rest of the way. Keith Van Horn added 14 points for the Mavericks, who won their fourth straight, improving to 3-0 at home and 6-2 overall.
March 7, 2012
LeBron James scored 21 points and capped his night by banking in a halfcourt shot, Chris Bosh added 20 points, and the Miami Heat snapped a two-game slide by rolling past the New Jersey Nets, 108-78, Tuesday night. The win came with a cost: Dwyane Wade turned his right ankle late in the first half and did not return, finishing with 13 points. Wade missed six games earlier this season after spraining the same ankle, though the team said he could have returned if needed. The Heat made 12 of their first 15 shots on the way to a 10th straight home win. The 78 points allowed matched Miami's season-best.
April 23, 2011 |
Sitting in Jamal Crawford's locker after getting tossed from the game in the closing minutes, Zaza Pachulia was still miffed at his teammate for missing a free throw. All was forgiven when Crawford hit an improbable three-pointer. Crawford banked in the long-range shot from the top of the key with 5.7 seconds left to cap a brilliant second half, leading the Hawks to an 88-84 victory over the Orlando Magic in Atlanta last night and a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
February 4, 2012 |
ATLANTA - One of the remarkable traits of the 76ers is that they have been able to let go of anything negative and move on to the next game. This is what they did one day after suffering a huge loss to Miami on Friday and traveling to Atlanta, another tough team that was looking for revenge for an earlier loss they suffered to the Sixers last month. But the Sixers (17-7) had other plans and they carried them out with precision at Phillips Arena, earning a 98-87 victory over the Hawks (16-8)
November 20, 2008 |
Injuries to Josh Smith and Al Horford left Marvin Williams as the only healthy starter on Atlanta's front line. Williams had 21 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 26 seconds left, and matched his career high with 14 rebounds to help the Hawks snap a four-game losing streak with a 91-87 win over the Washington Bullets last night. Mike Bibby led the Hawks with 25 points, including 15 in the third quarter. Hawks coach Mike Woodson noted Williams also defended Washington's Antawn Jamison, who had 18 points.