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Trae Young on ‘Tiger King,’ Tik Tok and the NBA hiatus

Apr. 4, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young hasn’t watched “Tiger King” on Netflix yet, but he can tell you pretty much everything about it. The wild documentary that centers around former zookeeper Joe Exotic mostly is set in Young’s home state of Oklahoma, so he’s fielding lots of...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The NBA-leading Bucks remain confident the pandemic won’t put a permanent halt to the season and that they’ll get to resume chasing their first league title in nearly half a century.
The Bucks owned a 53-12 record when play was suspended on March 11. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Pandemic forcing NBA players to work out with what's on hand

Apr. 3, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is spending much of his time during the coronavirus-imposed hiatus working out, helping care for his newborn son and playing occasional video games. What the reigning MVP isn’t doing very often is shooting baskets since the NBA has closed team practice...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks carries the ball up during their game against the Sydney Kings in the Australian Basketball League in Sydney.  LaMelo Ball's bone bruise on his left foot is expected to keep him out of the Illawarra Hawks lineup for the remainder of the National Basketball League season in Australia. The 18-year-old American, who joined Illawarra as part of the NBL's Next Stars program, is expected to be a first-round pick in this year's NBA draft.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Aussie league: LaMelo Ball's bid to buy club not a done deal

Apr. 2, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — LaMelo Ball’s bid to be a club owner before making his NBA debut isn’t a done deal, yet. Australia’s National Basketball League issued a statement Friday in response to reports overnight that Ball had bought the Illawarra Hawks, the club south of Sydney where he played 12...

The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) guards against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

Mar. 12, 2020 6:30 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. Now there will be no games at...

Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter, right, hugs former Hawk Dominique Wilkins as he leaves the court following an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Column: Vince Carter knew end was near, but not this soon

Mar. 12, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Carter leaned back in his seat, dabbed his eyes and struggled to contain his emotions. He knew his playing days were coming to an end. Yet, after almost 22 seasons in the NBA, longer than anyone else has ever played the game at its highest level, this still seemed too quick, too...

Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) hits a three-point basket in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Randle scores 33, Knicks outlast Hawks 136-131 in overtime

Mar. 12, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Carter knew the end was coming. Yet it still strange to consider, that he might not get the final month of his long, brilliant career. In one of the last games before the NBA suspended the season because of the coronavirus — and with no indication when it might resume —...

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) shoots as Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Young has 31 as Hawks outlast Hornets 143-138 in double-OT

Mar. 9, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — De'Andre Hunter broke a tie by sinking three free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining in the second overtime, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 143-138 on Monday night following a controversial finish to the first extra period. Trae Young had 31 points and 16 assists for...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts between Atlanta Hawks guard Brandon Goodwin (0) and forward John Collins (20) after scoring in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Valanciunas, Morant lead Grizzlies past Hawks, 118-101

Mar. 7, 2020 11:47 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas had 27 points and 17 rebounds, rookie Ja Morant added 24 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Atlanta Hawks 118-101 on Saturday night to keep their hold on the final Western Conference playoff spot. Josh Jackson had 17 points, Dillon Brooks and De’Anthony...

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) dunks past Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8), of Japan, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Bradley Beal scores 35 points, Wizards beat Hawks 118-112

Mar. 7, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 35 points and the Washington Wizards held off the Atlanta Hawks 118-112 on Friday night. Beal was 13 of 21 from the field, going 7 of 10 from 3-point range. The Wizards were 15 of 31 on 3s and held on despite squandering most of a 19-point fourth quarter lead....