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With six games remaining, the Atlanta Hawks realize time is running out in their bid to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Philadelphia 76ers are simply trying to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
The Hawks will try to stay within striking distance of the fourth spot in the East and push the visiting 76ers closer to elimination Friday night.
Atlanta (42-34) looks to wrap up its four-game homestand with three wins after a 95-82 loss to red-hot New York on Wednesday moved it further behind Brooklyn for fourth place.
The Hawks have an opportunity to make up some ground as they begin a final stretch that includes four games against teams with losing records.
These teams will meet again in Philadelphia on Wednesday, and they've split the first two matchups with each claiming a double-digit victory on its home floor.
Jeff Teague had 27 points and 11 assists and Al Horford added 21 and 12 rebounds as the Hawks shot 53.8 perce...
BEST OF MAXIM
Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair his sore right Achilles.
Wednesday's surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. The expected recovery time is approximately six months.
The Hawks, who have already secured a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, have lost another...
IS HE WANTED?
The agent for injured 76ers center Andrew Bynum said that staying in Philadelphia remains an option except "if they decided that they wanted to go in another direction."
Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins was dubbed “The Human Highlight Film” because of his endless SportsCenter-esque moments. Well, “The Ultimate Fighter 17″ contestant Uriah Hall (pictured) is submitting his résumé to steal the moniker.
In two TUF tournament bouts, Hall has unleashed devastating finishes that have left his opponents unconscious on the canvas. Bubba...
Here are three observations from the Atlanta Hawks' 95-82 loss to the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed, the New York Knicks, on Wednesday night:
1. Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith controlled the game from the tip.
Anthony, who has been on a ridiculous tear during the Knicks' current 10-game winning streak, made the first basket of the game which was not a problem for...
Andrew Bynum, who had arthroscopic surgery on both knees last month to remove debris, hasn't played a single game for the 76ers after coming over in a trade last August.
Last night wasn't exactly a great shooting night for Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday against the Charlotte Bobcats.To put it lightly, Holiday went 2 for 24 and well, one intrepid individual decided to put together a compilation video of the twenty-two shots that he missed:(Courtesy of Deadspin)
Knicks (47-26) vs Hawks (42-33)
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Bravo Melo! Dropping 50 points against any team is an elite and celebratory feat. Critics may want to belittle it because LeBron James nor Dwyane Wade played, but I loved it even more for that exact reason. The sight of James and Wade looking helpless and pissed while Melo went on a shooting spree, on their court...
Evan Turner had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers opened with their highest-scoring quarter of the season and beat the Atlanta Hawks 101-90 on Friday night.
Spencer Hawes added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers, who made 16 of 22 shots to lead 40-26 after the first quarter. Thaddeus Young had 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Josh Smith, who led Atlanta with...
Philadelphia 76ers and former Michigan State Spartan’s alumnus Jason Richardson lost a bet to Milwaukee Buck and former Duke standout J.J Redick over the weekend. Their former college teams played one another and by now you know the rest. Michigan State didn’t seem to put up much of a fight by losing 71-61 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Richardson lost the bet and this...