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  1. Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty ImagesFollowing back-to-back road wins and an impressive overall stretch of seven victories in eight games, the Atlanta Hawks returned home to State Farm Arena on Thursday evening. The Hawks hosted the Milwaukee Bucks, with the visitors entering the night in sole possession of the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta entered the evening short-handed once again, with John Collins, De’Andre Hunter, Tony Snell, Cam Reddish, Kris Dunn and Danilo Gallinari sidelined. Ultimately, depth was an issue for the Hawks, and the home team fell by a final sco
  2. The Atlanta Hawks welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to State Farm Arena for an Eastern Conference battle this evening. GAME PREVIEW Starting lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Bogdan Bogdanovic Solomon Hill Clint Capela Injury report Trae Young (left calf contusion) is available to play. Danilo Gallinari (right foot soreness) is out. John Collins (left ankle sprain) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee soreness) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Tony Snell (right ankle sprain) is out Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the co
  3. Handout Photo-USA TODAY SportsHawks return home, look to extend winning streak. The Atlanta Hawks (30-25) return home Thursday for a matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks (34-20). The Hawks swept a two-game road trip, winning games over the Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors before returning to Atlanta. Heading into Thursday evening, this is a meeting between the third and fourth seeds in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Milwaukee is just 5-5 in its last ten games, while Atlanta has won seven out of their last ten, including their last three in a row. The Bucks sit behind only the Philade
  4. Photo by Scott Audette/NBAE via Getty ImagesA bit of a sloppy finish but the Hawks got it done. The Atlanta Hawks notched a third consecutive victory — and seventh in eight games — as they defeated the Toronto Raptors in Tampa 108-103 on Tuesday night. In the absence of Trae Young, John Collins, Danilo Gallinari, De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish and Kris Dunn, the Hawks were led again by Bogdan Bogdanovic’s 23 points, while Clint Capela added 19 points and 21 rebounds. For the Raptors — without Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet — Paskal Siakam led the way with 30 points. Malachi Flynn added 22 point
  5. Photo by Scott Audette/NBAE via Getty ImagesHawks lead for majority of the game, holding off a final push from the Raptors to secure the victory. The Atlanta Hawks limped down to Tampa Bay to battle the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday evening. The Hawks have managed to handle the Raptors this year, winning the previous two meetings between the Eastern Conference foes, including a fantastic win on a Tony Snell buzzer-beater three on March 11. The Hawks entered the game at 29-25, while the Raptors sit at 21-33, just outside the Eastern Conference play-in tournament. Eventually, though, Atlanta preva
  6. Photo by Scott Audette/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Atlanta Hawks take on the Toronto Raptors (in Tampa) tonight. GAME PREVIEW Starting lineup Brandon Goodwin Kevin Huerter Bogdan Bogdanovic Solomon Hill Clint Capela Injury report Trae Young (left calf contusion) is out. Danilo Gallinari (right foot soreness) is out. John Collins (left ankle sprain) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee soreness) is out. Tony Snell (right ankle sprain) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments belo
  7. Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsAtlanta looks for another win. The Atlanta Hawks (29-25) will take on the Toronto Raptors from Tampa, FL Tuesday evening, looking to further entrench themselves in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Coming off an extremely short-handed win in Charlotte over the Hornets on Sunday, the Hawks will look to keep the ball rolling as they travel south. Atlanta sits as the No. 4 seed in the East heading into Tuesday’s action, winners of seven out of their last ten games. The Raptors are the 11th seed, losers of seven out of their last ten. Atlanta pulled off the win
  8. Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY SportsTaking a look at where the Hawks rank in this weeks power ranking roundup. The Atlanta Hawks are battling injuries, but they have kept a hold on the No. 4 spot in the East. This past week perhaps contained some of the best wins on this season simply due to players missing from the lineup. You have to give credit where it is due to the coaching staff for battling and keeping the Hawks afloat as they battle for positioning in the playoff mix. ESPN — No. 12 Will Nate McMillan get some love when it comes time to vote for NBA Coach of the Year? Since McMillan took over
  9. Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Hawks fell behind in the fourth quarter before recovering to take victory The Atlanta Hawks made the short trip to Charlotte for a beautiful Sunday matinee against the Hornets, a game the Hawks had to work hard for but succeeded in defeating the Hornets 105-101 at Spectrum Center. Prior to the game, the Hawks were dealt with the blow that both Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari would be absent for this game — in addition to John Collins, De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Tony Snell and Kris Dunn — with Hawks interim head coach Nate McMillan inserting Bra
  10. Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Atlanta Hawks put together a spirited performance on Friday evening, coming back from a double-digit deficit to defeat the Chicago Bulls. From there, Nate McMillan’s team hopped on a (quick) flight to Charlotte to face the Hornets on Sunday afternoon, but the Hawks took the floor at Spectrum Center with a wildly shorthanded roster. By the time the game tipped off, Atlanta had only 10 available players, with Trae Young, John Collins, De’Andre Hunter, Danilo Gallinari, Tony Snell, Cam Reddish and Kris Dunn all unable to play due to injury. Still, the
  11. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesThe Atlanta Hawks visit the Charlotte Hornets in a Sunday matinee. GAME PREVIEW Starting lineup Brandon Goodwin Kevin Huerter Bogdan Bogdanovic Solomon Hill Clint Capela Injury report Trae Young (left calf contusion) is out. Danilo Gallinari (right foot soreness) is out. John Collins (left ankle sprain) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee soreness) is out. Tony Snell (right ankle sprain) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below. Vi
  12. Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Hawks (28-25) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (27-24) Sunday afternoon looking to win for the sixth time in seven games following a win over the Chicago Bulls Friday evening. To the surprise of some, Atlanta and Charlotte could be in the running for a home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, as the Hawks (fifth) and Hornets (fourth) sit as the top two teams in the Eastern Conference outside of the big three that includes the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers Charlotte has battled some brutal injury luck of late, wit
  13. Brett Davis-USA TODAY SportsComing off an ugly defensive performance in which they gave up 131 points to a league-average offense in the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday evening, the Atlanta Hawks needed to find some confidence on that end of the court. Even though Atlanta was extremely undermanned in the frontcourt in Wednesday’s defeat, a game in which they simply could not find a defensive solution, a game like that can serious do damage to a team’s confidence. Then on Friday, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine came along and put up a whopping 39 points on them by halftime, even though Atlanta’
  14. Brett Davis-USA TODAY SportsState Farm Arena has been busy this week, with the Atlanta Hawks playing four games in their home venue over the course of only six days. The Hawks opened with two wins before a blowout loss on Wednesday and, on Friday evening, Atlanta welcomed the Chicago Bulls to town for an Eastern Conference matchup. At the half, the Hawks seemed to be in a a precarious position but, led by Trae Young, Atlanta zoomed to a stellar performance after the break and picked up a 120-108 victory. The Bulls got off to a hot start behind Zach LaVine, as the All-Star guard scored 10 poin
  15. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesThe Atlanta Hawks host the Chicago Bulls tonight at State Farm Arena. GAME PREVIEW Starting lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Bogdan Bogdanovic Solomon Hill Clint Capela Injury report Clint Capela (left Achilles soreness) is available to play. Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is available to play. John Collins (left ankle sprain) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee soreness) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below. View the fu
  16. Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty ImagesOn a Friday in April, Kevin Chouinard of Hawks.com is joined by Glen Willis of Peachtree Hoops for another episode of the ATL and 29 podcast. Topics include the following: The shorthanded Hawks and operating while shorthanded Trae Young’s recent performance Atlanta’s blowout loss to Memphis Figuring how to get rest for tired and sore bodies What the Hawks might expect when they reach the playoffs Much, much more ‘ATL and 29: A Peachtree Hoops Podcast’ is hosted on Megaphone and you can subscribe via a number of platforms. Please do us a solid an
  17. Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Hawks (27-25) will look to get back on track Friday evening when they host the Chicago Bulls (22-28). After a four-game win streak, the Hawks dropped the second half of a back-to-back to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. They will look to get back into the win column and bolster their status in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Chicago comes in as losers of six of their last nine despite their recent acquisition of All-Star center Nikola Vucevic from the Orlando Magic, but they have won their last three. The Bulls beat the Toronto Raptors on Thursd
  18. Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty ImagesThings got out of hand quickly in Atlanta last night... The Atlanta Hawks took the floor again for the second time in as many nights on Wednesday night in a contest against the Memphis Grizzlies and one that the Hawks ultimately fell short in a 131-113 at State Farm Arena. The Hawks — already operating without John Collins, De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish — were dealt a setback before the game started as both Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) and Clint Capela (left Achilles soreness) were ruled out. While the Grizzlies weren’t without their own absence
  19. Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty ImagesLess than 24 hours after the final buzzer sounded on Tuesday evening at State Farm Arena, the Atlanta Hawks were back on the floor on Wednesday. After knocking off the New Orleans Pelicans behind a three-point barrage, the Hawks faced off against the Memphis Grizzlies to complete a two-game season series that began with a win at FedEx Forum in December. At the outset, things were trending in Atlanta’s direction, but Memphis flipped the script in decisive fashion, and the Hawks saw their four-game winning streak snapped with a 131-113 defeat. The Hawks came o
  20. Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Atlanta Hawks host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at State Farm Arena. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Bogdan Bogdanovic Solomon Hill Onyeka Okongwu Injury report Clint Capela (left Achilles soreness) is out. Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is out. John Collins (left ankle sprain) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee soreness) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below. View the full article
  21. Justin Ford-USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Hawks (27-24) will look to end their latest winning streak to five games Wednesday evening as the Memphis Grizzlies (25-23). Memphis comes into the contest on somewhat of a hot streak of their own, winners of seven of their last ten games including their last three. The Hawks come in riding a four-game winning streak, and the hottest shooting quarter in NBA History in Tuesday’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Atlanta comes into Wednesday evening with sole possession of the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, one game ahead of the Charlotte Hornets
  22. Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty ImagesA good night at the office for the Hawks. The Atlanta Hawks notched their fourth straight win — and seventh straight home win — as they emerged on top of the New Orleans Pelicans with a 123-107 victory on Tuesday night at State Farm Arena. From there, the Hawks were able to seal the deal in a largely redundant fourth quarter. While the second unit/end of the bench contributed to underwhelming fourth quarter shooting numbers, for the game the Hawks shot 20-of-31 from behind the arc (64.5%). Through three quarters, the Hawks shot 19-of-24 — 79% from three
  23. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsIt was raining threes in downtown Atlanta. The Atlanta Hawks took on the New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday evening, taking home the 123-107 win behind a ridiculous three-point barrage. The Hawks made 20-of-31 threes as a team, shooting a bonkers 64.5% from deep for the game. It was simply one of those nights, and seemingly everyone who lifted up a three seeing it fall through the net. It was a fast-paced game from the jump, with each team humming offensively in the early going. The fourth quarter seemed like a formality, as the Hawks kept drilling from all over t
  24. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Atlanta Hawks face the New Orleans Pelicans at State Farm Arena this evening. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Bogdan Bogdanovic Solomon Hill Clint Capela Injury report Clint Capela (right hand soreness) is available to play. John Collins (left ankle sprain) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee soreness) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below. View the full article
  25. Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty ImagesDespite impressive numbers and increased team success, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young found himself on the outside looking in with regard to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. His omission was certainly controversial, especially when compared to a player or two that made the cut, but Young does have an All-Star appearance (as a starter) under his belt and many more years to leave his mark at the highest level. With that as the backdrop, ESPN released its annual rankings of the 25 best NBA players under the age of 25 — based on what ESPN describes as “f