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Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Anthony Tolliver added a season-high 21 and the Atlanta Hawks bounced back from a sluggish start for a 107-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Tolliver, averaging just 3.4 points a game, had already surpassed his previous best of 13 points by halftime. The Sixers kept leaving him open beyond the arc, and he kept knocking down 3-pointers, finishing 5 for 7 from long range.
The Hawks missed their first eight shots but quickly pulled themselves together against weary Philadelphia, which was playing its eighth game in 12 days. Atlanta led by 19 before settling for a 59-47 lead at halftime.
After Philadelphia cut it to 66-63, the Hawks finished the third quarter on a 25-7 spurt.
Atlanta's Al Horford also scored 21 points with 12 rebounds, and Josh Smith chipped in with 13 points.
Damien Wilkins led the Sixers with 21 points, while Dorell Wright had 20.
The Hawks, coming off a West Coast ro...
BEST OF MAXIM
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Anthony Tolliver added a season-high 21 and the Atlanta Hawks bounced back from a sluggish start for a 107-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Tolliver, averaging just 3.4 points a game, had already surpassed his previous best of 13 points by halftime. The Sixers kept leaving...
ATLANTA Here are five things (and one bonus rant) we gleaned from the Hawks' 107-96 win over the hapless Sixers on Wednesday:
1. So much for Atlanta's irritating six-game slide against Philly
You know it's a good night for the Hawks when point guard Jeff Teague (27 points, 11 assists) encounters little resistance in his dribble-drive moves to the paint.
On the flip...
TAKING THE FALL
Knicks coach Mike Woodson regrets the way he handled Carmelo Anthony before 'Melo fell down during Monday's game.
The Atlanta Hawks signed guard, Shelvin Mack, to a 10-day contract Wednesday after waiving newly acquired forward/center, Jeremy Tyler, to create a roster spot.
According to Chris Vivlamore, Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Hawks signed Shelvin Mack to a 10-day contract Wednesday to add to their depleted guard position. To make room on the roster, the team waived forward/center...
The Atlanta Hawks have waived forward/center, Jeremy Tyler. The second-year player appeared in just one game since being acquired from Golden State on February 21st, where he pulled down three rebounds in five minutes.
According to Hawks:
The Atlanta Hawks have waived forward/center Jeremy Tyler, Hawks President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry announced Wednesday.
Jeremy Tyler played in one game with the Hawks.
So I've probably written this article at least three or four different times throughout the course of the last six days. Other than the fact that my schedule has been ridiculously full and included stints in NYC and Brooklyn, I really tried to do my best to make this article stand out in a way Etan Thomas would be proud of and at the same time, slightly embarrassed about.
The Atlanta Hawks are glad to be home. They might be short-handed, however, in their return to Philips Arena.
Atlanta will try to prevent a season high-tying fourth straight defeat - and seventh in a row in this series - on Wednesday night when the slumping Philadelphia 76ers look to avoid their longest road skid in 25 seasons.
After averaging 106.3 points in wins over Milwaukee...
There is no love lost between the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics. Ever since the teams clashed through seven hard-fought games in the first round of the 2008 Playoffs, it seems, both teams have had each others' number. There have been matchups, dustups and confrontations - with notable incidents involving Paul Pierce and Al Horford, Jeff Teague and Ray Allen (to which KG...