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ATLANTA -- This was a tale of two homecomings, but with only one story of redemption.
On the night of Joe Johnson's ballyhooed return to Atlanta, the Hawks stole the spotlight by racing out to a big lead and cruising to a 109-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets at Philips Arena.
Even with Josh Smith serving a one-game suspension on Wednesday night (conduct detrimental to the team), the Hawks had little trouble finding a rhythm against the Nets -- boasting six players with double-digit scoring and shooting nearly 60 percent from the field (45 of 78).
Jeff Teague took honors in scoring and assists, rolling for 28 and 11 against the Nets. However, center Zaza Pachulia (13 points, 11 rebounds) garnered the most attention in the postgame media scrum, finishing only two assists shy of his first career triple-double.
"We've been around long enough to know when we play this way, good things happen," said Pachulia, who collected eight of the Hawks' 33 assists. "...
BEST OF MAXIM
The hits just keep on coming.
In the midst of a season-worst stretch of losing seven of their last nine games, the Atlanta Hawks announced that standout forward Josh Smith will be suspended one game for conduct deemed detrimental to the team.
Josh and I discussed the issue and he understood and accepted this course of action." Hawks general manager Danny Ferry said in a statement...
Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson has been to the All-Star Game the past six seasons. And he believes he’s deserving of a seventh straight appearance.
“Definitely,” Johnson said. “You gonna keep double- and triple-teaming me as hard as people doing.” Then he laughed.
Asked who he felt was most deserving to be an All-Star reserve, Johnson responded, “If I...
Josh Smith has been heavily involved in the rumor circuit this season. There is talk that the Atlanta Hawks could trade him, or they could re-sign him to an extension. In addition to the constant rumors, it seems Smith has become frustrated over the team's recent play. He let that frustration get the best of him, acted out in practice, and was suspended for last night...
It seems like the Hawks and Josh Smith have had a rockier relationship that Chris Brown and Rihanna. Here is just the latest drama.
Josh Smith has been suspended for tonight’s game by the #ATLHawks
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 16, 2013
Smoove’s suspension is for “conduct detrimental to the team.” #ATLHawks
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 16, 2013
The Atlanta Hawks suspended forward Josh Smith for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount of money for conduct detrimental to the team. "Josh and I discussed the issue and he understood and accepted this course of action," general manager Danny Ferry said in a statement. "We are confident that he will respond positively, learn from this experience and come...
Josh Smith's agent stopped short of requesting a trade from the Hawks.
IN THE FACE
As rumors swirl about the possible end of the Josh Smith Era in Atlanta, you can’t say he’s not going out with a bang. We’re pretty sure Brook Lopez agrees. [hart4basketball] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
With the Atlanta Hawks trading the behemoth known as Joe Johnson’s contract and Marvin Williams’ bloated contract last summer and with Josh Smith’s contract up at the end of the year, the Hawks will have a massive amount of cap space in the off-season. With up and coming point guard, Jeff Teague also a free agent this off-season, the only players signed on past 2013-14 is...
Brook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 21 points, and the Brooklyn Nets extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.
Andray Blatche added 14 points for the Nets, in the midst of their longest winning streak since running off 14 in a row late in the 2005...
Just three weeks ago, the Brooklyn Nets owned a .500 record and fired their coach. Now, they're in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and possess the NBA's longest active winning streak.
The Atlanta Hawks, meanwhile, were 10 games over the break-even mark on New Year's Day but have earned just one win since.
In the opener of a home-and-home series, the Nets go for...
Al Horford is a scratch from Friday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a hamstring injury.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore reports that Horford is dressing but won't play unless the Hawks are in an emergency situation. The former Florida Gators' hamstring has been bothering him for a week to 10 days.
Horford is averaging...
NEW YORK -- Brook Lopez scored 22 points, and teammates Joe Johnson and Deron Williams chipped in with 21 points each, leading the Brooklyn Nets to their seventh straight victory, a 113-106 decision over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night at the Barclays Center. The win gave interim Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo a 9-1 record since he took over for Avery Johnson last month. It also...