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Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots as Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose (25) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Young has 38, Collins adds 31 as Hawks beat Pistons in OT

Jan. 20, 2021 11:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 38 points, John Collins had 31 and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat Jerami Grant and the Detroit Pistons 123-115 in overtime on Wednesday night. Grant had a career-high 32 points, including all of Detroit’s nine points in overtime, to continue his hot start to the...

Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter (12) goes up for a shot as center Naz Reid (11) and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jarred Vanderbilt (8) defend in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Capela, Hunter propel Hawks past Timberwolves; MLK honored

Jan. 18, 2021 6:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Clint Capela had 23 points and 15 rebounds, De'Andre Hunter scored 25 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-97 on Monday. The Hawks, wearing black, tan and white uniforms with “MLK” sewn across the chest to commemorate the national holiday honoring slain...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives against Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard (39) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Young's 26 points lead Hawks past short-handed 76ers, 112-94

Jan. 11, 2021 10:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 26 points, including the first three baskets of Atlanta's dominant start to the second half, and the Hawks beat the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 112-94 on Monday night. De'Andre Hunter and Brandon Goodwin had 15 points as the Hawks snapped a four-game losing streak....

Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled by Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Hayward's career-high 44 lead Hornets power Hawks, 102-94

Jan. 6, 2021 10:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 44 points and the Charlotte Hornets recovered after trailing for the first time in the fourth quarter and beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-94 on Wednesday night. The Hornets led by double figures most of the game before Atlanta claimed its first lead, at 86-85,...

New York Knicks guard Austin Rivers (8) drives against Atlanta Hawks guard Brandon Goodwin (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Randle scores 28, Rivers' 3 helps Knicks beat Hawks 113-108

Jan. 4, 2021 11:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Julius Randle scored 28 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Austin Rivers hit a huge 3-pointer and the New York Knicks kept up their strong start with a 113-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. The Knicks capped a four-game road trip with their third win, improving to 4-3 under...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Sexton, Drummond pace Cavs' rally in win over Hawks

Jan. 2, 2021 11:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 27 points, Andre Drummond had 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers wiped out a 15-point deficit in the third quarter and beat the Atlanta Hawks 96-91 on Saturday night. The Cavs' keys to the game defensively were to prevent Atlanta from spending the...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots over Brooklyn Nets guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Hunter, Young lead Hawks to 114-96 win over Nets

Jan. 1, 2021 11:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are among the NBA’s youngest, most exciting, and highest-scoring teams. Turns out they are pretty adept at learning lessons, too. Two nights after blowing a fourth quarter lead to Brooklyn, the Hawks maintained their discipline and focus in defeating the Nets 114-96...

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) celebrates with guard Kyrie Irving (11) during a timeout in the fourth quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in New York. The Nets won 145-141. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Irving gets hot in fourth as Nets outscore Hawks 145-141

Dec. 30, 2020 11:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a game that was almost all about offense, Kyrie Irving just couldn't get into the act. Then in the fourth quarter, he shot the Hawks down from the unbeaten list. Irving shook off three rough quarters to score 17 of his 25 points in the fourth, Kevin Durant had 33 points, 11 rebounds and...

Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce confers with Trae Young during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Young, Bogdanovic pace Hawks' 128-120 win over Pistons

Dec. 28, 2020 10:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 29 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 128-120 in their home opener Monday night. John Collins finished with 15 points for the Hawks, who are 3-0 for the first time since 2016-17 and hit 20 3-pointers while shooting 47.6% beyond...

Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce, left, celebrates with guard Bogdan Bogdanovic during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Young scores 37 as Hawks pound Bulls 124-104 in opener

Dec. 23, 2020 11:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Trae Young was tough to stop in his first two NBA seasons. Surrounded by more talent than ever before, he could become a nightmare for the league in his third year. Young scored 37 points and the revamped Atlanta Hawks pounded Chicago 124-104 on Wednesday night, spoiling Billy Donovan's...