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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 —...

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...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1988, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan dunks during the slam-dunk competition of the NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago.  Jordan left the old Chicago Stadium that night with the trophy. To this day, many believe Wilkins was the rightful winner.  (AP Photo/John Swart)

Jordan, Wilkins reflect on memorable '88 dunk contest battle

Feb. 14, 2020 9:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins have never talked to one another about the 1988 dunk contest. They might be the only ones. It is still the dunk contest by which all other dunk contests are measured: Two stars, at the peak of their powers, the players who finished first and second in...

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...

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) fights for the ball with Atlanta Hawks center Damian Jones (30) and forward John Collins (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

Gordon, Vucevic lift Magic over Hawks 135-126

Feb. 10, 2020 11:15 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic aren’t built to shoot their way out of slumps, so know they won't have many nights like they did Monday. Aaron Gordon scored 26 points, Nikola Vucevic had 24 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and the Magic surged past the Atlanta Hawks 135-126. The Magic,...

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots a 3-pointer against Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Tatum scores 32, helps Celtics hold off Hawks 112-107

Feb. 7, 2020 11:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — As well as the Celtics have played lately, guard Marcus Smart believes they can play even better. Jayson Tatum had seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help Boston sneak out of TD Garden with a 112-107 win over struggling Atlanta on Friday night. But with eight of the Celtics' next nine...

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...