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Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell (24) shoots as Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Atlanta. Toronto won 122-117. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Powell's big 4th quarter leads Raptors past Hawks, 122-117

Jan. 20, 2020 6:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Norman Powell says nothing has changed, even though he's in the best streak of his highest-scoring season. It may feel normal to the Toronto Raptors' sixth man. The results definitely look different. Powell scored 27 points, including 17 in the final period, and the Raptors withstood...

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague looks on as teammates are introduced before an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Teague excited to be back with adopted hometown Hawks

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague says he couldn't be happier to be back with his adopted hometown team. Teague, in his 11th NBA season, was hoping to return to his original club as a free agent this summer, but a trade from Minnesota two days ago landed him back with the Atlanta Hawks earlier than expected. No...

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague reaches for the ball lost by Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Rose, Mykhailiuk spark Pistons to easy win over Hawks

Jan. 18, 2020 11:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Derrick Rose has been rolling lately, and in a good way. The 11th-year point guard, in his first season with the Detroit Pistons, is easily handling the minutes load and producing at a high clip. Rose has battled injuries through much of his career, but the Pistons' decision to hold him back...

Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes (46) battles Atlanta Hawks center Damian Jones (30) for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Young, Huerter power Hawks to 123-110 win over Booker, Suns

Jan. 14, 2020 11:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Huerter says he has no idea when Trae Young is about to go on one of his hot streaks. The latest scoring spree for the Atlanta point guard was especially well-timed. Young scored 21 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter and the Hawks pulled away late to beat the Phoenix Suns 123-110...

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) slaps hands with his teammates, including DeAndre Jordan (6), during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Irving returns with 21 points, Nets pound Hawks 108-86

Jan. 12, 2020 10:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving hadn't played in two months and all he did in his return was make 10 of 11 shots in the best shooting night of his career. He knows it won't always be that easy. “I mean, I’m not going to shoot 10 for 11," he said with a laugh. “I hope I can shoot 10 for...

Irving returns to start for Nets, Trae Young out for Hawks

Jan. 12, 2020 5:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving is back for the Brooklyn Nets. Trae Young is out for the Atlanta Hawks. Irving had been sidelined for 26 games with a right shoulder injury. But he recently returned to practice, and Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said the point guard would start Sunday night. Irving hasn't played...

Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) reaches for the ball next to Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Wizards shut down Young, beat Hawks 111-101

Jan. 10, 2020 10:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trae Young entered Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards as the NBA's fourth leading scorer, averaging 29.2 points per game. In the Atlanta Hawks' last game, Young had a triple-double with 42 points in a loss to the Houston Rockets. The Wizards knew they had to contain...

Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) shoots as Indiana Pacers forward Justin Holiday (8) and center Myles Turner (33) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Trae Young has 41 points to power Hawks past Pacers, 116-111

Jan. 4, 2020 11:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Even when producing the most first-half points of his career, Trae Young didn't carry the load alone for the Atlanta Hawks. Young's backcourt partner, Kevin Huerter, also enjoyed a memorable night. Young scored 30 of his 41 points in the first half, Huerter added a season-high 26 points and...

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, right, is held back by a referee as Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) holds Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) during a scuffle in the last seconds of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Boston. The Celtics won 109-106. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics survive 18-point deficit in 1st, beat Hawks 109-106

Jan. 3, 2020 11:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Daniel Theis had already seen Trae Young make five 3-pointers — a few from more than 30 feet away — so he could pretty much figure out what the Atlanta Hawks guard was thinking in the final seconds of a two-point game. “As soon as I switched on him, I knew he wanted to...

Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) grabs a rebound near teammate John Collins (20) and Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Hawks beat Magic to end 10-game skid with Young still out

Dec. 30, 2019 10:50 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have been the worst team in the NBA this season — except against the Orlando Magic. Brandon Goodwin scored 21 points, Kevin Huerter added 19, and the Hawks beat the Magic 101-93 Monday night to end a 10-game skid. Playing without injured guard Trae Young for...