DeMarre Carroll scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, Paul Millsap had 17 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-75 Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
Paul Millsap scored 19 points, Dennis Schroder extended his best stretch in the NBA with two big baskets in the final 2 minutes, and the Atlanta Hawks sent the New York Knicks to their fifth straight loss.
Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a strong start by Carmelo Anthony and New York to beat the Knicks 103-96 on Saturday night.
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Ferry issued a statement, saying he plans to undergo sensitivity training and meet with local leaders. He gave no indication that he plans to step down.
Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he said he wrote in an attempt “to bridge Atlanta’s racial sports divide.”
Even with a 1-14 stretch in February and March, the Atlanta Hawks made the Eastern Conference field with two games remaining.
After a brutal start to the season, the Knicks battled all the way back to grab a slim lead over the Hawks for the eighth and final playoff spot. And just like that, it’s gone.
“That’s what we’re aiming for. Hopefully we get there. We have everything in the world to get us there. But we just gotta control our own destiny, like I said before, and go out there and just try to take it.”
The banged-up Hawks are still holding on to the final playoff spot in the East. But — get this — general manager Danny Ferry says clinching the eighth seed isn’t exactly his team’s top priority.
The Knicks continued to make things interesting with a win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night that kept them one game back of the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.
The Knicks will have a losing season. They are 30-42, are 10 1/2 games out of first place in the Atlantic Division and lost to the lowly Cavaliers and Lakers this week. But they still have a great chance of making the playoffs.
In a season of unpredictable twists and turns, the Nets happen to be one of the hottest teams in the league right now after winning their sixth in seven games. But let’s be real — they’re not championship caliber.
Joe Johnson scored 29 points and Andray Blatche added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in the fourth regular-season NBA game to be played in the British capital.
The Nets are visiting London after fatigue may have played a part in their latest performance. “It is tough to travel, especially when you travel more than four hours,” forward Andrei Kirilenko said.