Latest Clint Capela News

Young leads Hawks' rally past Sixers with Embiid hurting

Jun. 14, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young tried to reassure Atlanta coach Nate McMillan after it became clear the Hawks point guard was hiding a sore shoulder. McMillan had no complaints after Young lifted the Hawks to a crucial win over top-seeded Philadelphia. ...

Embiid, 76ers beat Hawks 127-111 to take 2-1 lead in series

Jun. 11, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joel Embiid kept taking falls. He also kept rising to his feet. Nothing was going to take Philadelphia's big center off the court with the playoff series lead on the line. Embiid scored 27 points and the 76ers rode a dominant third...

Hawks, Nuggets hope home court provides edge in semifinals

Jun. 10, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins already has seen what playoff success has done to raise the hometown excitement for the Atlanta Hawks. Collins is eager for the opportunity to build more enthusiasm now that the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the top-seeded...

Hawks remain confident vs 76ers despite Embiid's dominance

Jun. 09, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Hawks return to Atlanta beaming with confidence in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia 76ers despite their inability to slow down, much less stop, Joel Embiid. The 76ers big man has scored 79 points in the first two...

Young shines for confident Hawks under playoff pressure

Jun. 07, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trae Young has Atlanta floating through the postseason. Young’s soft release on his high arcing shot over taller defenders creates easy buckets. Sometimes the shots are confused for lobs and snatched by his teammates for easy jams (Clint Capela got...

Capela is backbone of Hawks -- and quite a trash talker, too

Jun. 04, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If Trae Young is the unquestioned star of the Atlanta Hawks, then Clint Capela is the backbone. A pretty good trash talker, too. The burly, 6-foot-10 Swiss center has given the Hawks the gritty defensive presence they so desperately...

With Young built for playoffs, Hawks soar into second round

Jun. 03, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trae Young was preparing for his first postseason when a message popped into his phone. Atlanta interim coach Nate McMillan wanted to tell his point guard that he was built for this time of a year, the kind of praise that can build a young player's...

Young scores 36 points, Hawks finish off Knicks in Game 5

Jun. 02, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In his first time on stage, Trae Young was already the star of the show. And just like an actor on nearby Broadway, he closed his impressive debut performance with a bow, after making a long 3-pointer in the final minute. “Leading...

Young, Westbrook, Morant back at scenes of ugly fan actions

Jun. 01, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

Philadelphia, Utah and Atlanta can reach the second round. Dallas or the Los Angeles Clippers will get to the verge of it. Yet as Russell Westbrook and Ja Morant try to save their seasons and Trae Young looks for a clinching victory, eyes will be on the action in the...

Young leads Hawks to 113-96 win over Knicks, 3-1 series lead

May. 30, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young led the way for the Atlanta Hawks, as usual. He sure had plenty of help. Proving they are far more than a one-man team, the Hawks unleashed a dazzling array of weapons to take control of their series against the New York...