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Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson, front right, passes the ball after saving it from going out of bounds as Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Young's career-high 50 points lead Hawks past Heat, 129-124

Feb. 20, 2020 11:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young didn't attribute his first 50-point game to confidence gained from his first All-Star start. Belief in himself has never been a problem for the high-scoring guard with a fondness for 30-foot jumpers. Young had a career-high 50 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the last 10 points...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) drives against Atlanta Hawks' De'Andre Hunter (12) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 127-105. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cavaliers end 12-game home skid, beat Hawks 127-105

Feb. 12, 2020 11:23 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers finally had some fun on their home court Wednesday night. Tristan Thompson scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Larry Nance Jr. had a career-high 23 points, and the Cavaliers broke a 12-game home losing streak, defeating the Atlanta Hawks 127-105. Cleveland...

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) drives toward the basket as Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Harden, Westbrook help Rockets beat Celtics 116-105

Feb. 12, 2020 1:26 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined for 78 points Tuesday night, Harden was asked just how dangerous this combination can be when it gets rolling. “It's pretty scary," Harden said. Harden scored 42 points, Westbrook had 36 and Houston snapped Boston's seven-game win...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) reacts with head coach Lloyd Pierce in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Young scores 48 points, Hawks beat Knicks 140-135 in 2 OTs

Feb. 9, 2020 10:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young was disappointed that the Atlanta Hawks let New York rally in regulation and take a big lead in the first overtime, so he repeatedly took the ball and dared the Knicks to foul him. “When you had that lead late in the game and you feel like we should've won in regulation,...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Covington has clutch debut, Rockets outlast Lakers 121-111

Feb. 7, 2020 2:25 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nobody taller than 6-foot-6 was in Houston's starting lineup, and a heavily bearded guard lost the opening tip. Nobody bigger than 6-foot-7 Robert Covington played for the Rockets in a game between division leaders at Staples Center. Because Russell Westbrook went wild and Covington came...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George, left, shoots while Sacramento Kings center Dewayne Dedmon defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Hawks finish overhaul at center, adding Dedmon, Labissiere

Feb. 6, 2020 9:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks completed their dramatic overhaul of their center position on Thursday by reacquiring Dewayne Dedmon from the Sacramento Kings and Skal Labissiere from the Portland Trail Blazers. The trades came one day after Atlanta acquired center Clint Capela from Houston. The Hawks...

Golden State Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell (0) drives next to Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Hectic end to the NBA's trade window, but some teams sat out

Feb. 6, 2020 8:46 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Most of the top NBA playoff contenders stayed out of the down-to-the-wire frenzy at the trade deadline. Miami and the Los Angeles Clippers beefed up instead. And a slew of other teams — including the Golden State Warriors — made moves with short-term finances and long-term...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, Houston Rockets' Nene looks on during break in play against the Minnesota Timberwolves during an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. The Hawks have requested waivers on center Nene, one day after he was acquired from Houston as part of a four-team trade. The Hawks on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, also acquired center Clint Capela from the Rockets in the four-team trade involving 12 players. In the deal, Atlanta sent guard Evan Turner and a conditional 2020 first-round pick to Minnesota and a 2024 second-round pick to Houston.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Hawks request waivers on newly acquired veteran center Nenê

Feb. 6, 2020 10:39 AM EST

The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on center Nenê, one day after he was acquired from Houston as part of a four-team trade. The Hawks on Wednesday also acquired center Clint Capela from the Rockets in the four-team trade involving 12 players. In the deal, Atlanta sent guard Evan Turner and a...

Atlanta Hawks' John Collins, center left, goes up for a shot as Minnesota Timberwolves' Josh Okogie of Nigeria defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Hawks won 127-120. Collins scored 27 points and had 12 rebounds. Okogie scored 23 points for the Timberwolves. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Hawks beat Wolves 127-120 as teams brace for roster shifts

Feb. 6, 2020 1:07 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a dizzying 24 hours, the Atlanta Hawks gave Clint Capela and the rest of their new teammates a glimpse of their young core’s potential. The Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, struggled to find energy in their 13th straight loss, with their best defensive player, Robert...

Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig (3) and Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) battle for a loose ball in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jokic leads short-handed Nuggets past Jazz 98-95

Feb. 6, 2020 12:52 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Denver Nuggets had seven healthy players to face the Utah Jazz and believed they had nothing to lose. Thanks to a noteworthy performance by Nikola Jokic, the tired Nuggets overcame significant obstacles and recorded an improbable 98-95 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday...