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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....

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban argues a call as they played the Utah Jazz during the second half an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Utah defeated Dallas 123-119. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

NBA fines Cuban $500,000, sends teams memo on proper conduct

Mar. 6, 2020 6:22 PM EST

The NBA fined Dallas owner Mark Cuban $500,000 on Friday for “public criticism and detrimental conduct” regarding officiating. Separately, the league sent a memo to teams reminding them of rules that govern conduct of owners, coaches and other team personnel during games. The memo, obtained by The...

Atlanta Hawks center Damian Jones (30) defends against a shot by Memphis Grizzlies center Gorgui Dieng during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Dieng leads 9 scorers in double figures, Memphis routs Hawks

Mar. 2, 2020 10:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gorgui Dieng had 17 points and 10 rebounds, leading nine Memphis scorers in double figures, and the Grizzlies pulled away in the second half for a 127-88 win over the cold-shooting Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Memphis, trying to protect its No. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoff...

Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony, left, tries to keep the ball from Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Young, Collins lead resurgent Hawks past Trail Blazers

Feb. 29, 2020 11:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coach Lloyd Pierce has always known that part of the Atlanta Hawks' problem shooting 3-pointers is a lack of ball movement. Over the last two games, Pierce has seen a promising turnaround, “It's pretty special now," Pierce said. “Consistency is the key. Can we keep it up? Can...

Atlanta Hawks' Cam Reddish (22) shoots for three points over Brooklyn Nets' Wilson Chandler (21) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)

Collins, Reddish power Hawks' offense in win over Nets

Feb. 28, 2020 11:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have been the NBA's worst 3-point shooters this season, so rookie Cam Reddish was pleased to be a big part of a one-night reprieve. “We've all been putting in a ton of work in practice, extra work on our jump shots and defense," Reddish said, “but to see our...

Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) reacts after official Lauren Holtkamp calls a foul on the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. Orlando won 130-120. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Fournier scores 28, Gordon 25 as Magic beat Hawks 130-120

Feb. 26, 2020 11:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Orlando Magic are hardly a championship contender. They're not even a .500 team. No wonder they're relishing the chance to be part of a playoff race. Evan Fournier scored 28 points, Aaron Gordon added 25 and the Magic pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 130-120 victory over the...