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Five observations of 99-89 win over Pistons

The Hawks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 99-89 win over the Pistons Friday night at Philips Arena.

It looked easy – for a while. 598 more words

Pistons Drop Fourth Straight; Lose To Hawks, 99-89

CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague scored a season-high 28 points and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after blowing a 19-point lead to beat the Detroit Pistons 99-89 on Friday night. 352 more words

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Listen: Steve Holman on the Call (Atlanta Hawks 99 – Detroit Pistons 89)

Steve Holman is calling his 30th season with the Atlanta Hawks! The Hawks welcomed Josh Smith and the Pistons to town Friday night. Atlanta led by as much as 19 at one point, but the Pistons tied the game in the 4th quarter. 76 more words

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Game Thread: Millsap needs to be more vocal

Paul Millsap knows he needs to be heard.

The Hawks want their All-Star power forward to be a vocal leader. Several times last season, Millsap pulled players together on the floor to get them to settle down with a game on the line. 274 more words

Nick Young receives flopping warning for play against Hawks

The league’s anti-flopping rules are relatively toothless, and attempt to shame players into changing this particular behavior rather than truly punishing them for it.

A warning is issued for a first offense of the season, which is followed by a $5,000 fine for the second — a pittance by NBA contract standards. 149 more words

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Horford surprises students at varsity basketball practices

Al Horford tried his hand at coaching. Well, assistant coaching anyway.

The Hawks center surprised the Langston Hughes High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams at their practices Wednesday afternoon. 118 more words

Bryant Leads Struggling Lakers Past Hawks, 114-109

ATLANTA (AP) — For Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, it was a rare chance to celebrate.

They didn’t pass it up.

Bryant scored 28 points and the Lakers held on for just their second win, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 on Tuesday night. 431 more words

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