Busy Hawks, Cavaliers aim to find energy

Each playing their third game in four days, the Atlanta Hawks and Cavaliers meet in Cleveland on Tuesday in the final East Group A game for both teams in the NBA in-season tournament. The Cavaliers (2-1) have a narrow chance to advance while the Hawks (1-2) have been eliminated. In an up-and-down week for Atlanta, point guard Trae Young averaged 35 points per game and shot 50 percent — 46-for-92 from the field and 24-for-48

Short-handed Celtics look to ground high-scoring Hawks

The Celtics lost more than a game when they dropped a 113-96 decision to the Orlando Magic on Friday. Boston lost center Kristaps Porzingis for an unspecified period of time as well. The Celtics announced Saturday that Porzingis won’t play in Sunday night’s home game against Atlanta because of a calf strain. Porzingis left Friday’s loss midway through the third quarter with what the Celtics described as “left calf tightness” and he did not return

Wizards seek to stop high-scoring Hawks, halt losing streak

The Washington Wizards will return home for the second leg of a weekend back-to-back, looking to snap an eight-game losing streak when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. Washington continued its skid with a 131-128 loss Friday in an NBA in-season tournament matchup at Milwaukee. Four Wizards scored at least 20 points: Jordan Poole with a team-high 26, Kyle Kuzma and Tyus Jones each with 22, and Corey Kispert with 20 off the

Skidding Hawks, Nets look to get back on track

The Atlanta Hawks will continue to search for their identity and end a three-game losing streak on Wednesday when they host the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of a back-to-back. The Hawks blew a 20-point lead to the Indiana Pacers and lost 157-152 on Tuesday night, even though they set a franchise record with 86 points in the first half. Atlanta has lost four straight at home and has been eliminated from the NBA

Hawks face Pacers, aim to end home skid

The Atlanta Hawks will try to end a three-game, home-court losing streak on Tuesday night when they face the Indiana Pacers in the NBA in-season tournament. This will be the first of four regular-season meetings between Atlanta and Indiana. The Hawks won two of three against the Pacers last season. The Hawks have lost two straight and three of their last four after Friday’s 126-116 home loss to Philadelphia in the in-season tournament. Indiana is

After two straight losses, 76ers look to knock off Hawks

The Philadelphia 76ers will look to halt a two-game skid when they battle the host Atlanta Hawks in the NBA in-season tournament on Friday. Following an eight-game winning streak, the Sixers fell twice at home: to the Indiana Pacers in the in-season tournament and then 107-97 to the short-handed Boston Celtics on Wednesday without Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis. The Sixers are 1-1 in the in-season tournament heading into Atlanta. Both teams are part of

Hawks hope to stay hot against Knicks

After a lackluster start to the season, the Atlanta Hawks have a chance to earn their seventh win in nine tries when they host the New York Knicks on Wednesday. The Hawks lost their first two games of the season, including a 126-120 home defeat against the Knicks on Oct. 27. Atlanta has lost just twice since then, and its continued offensive success has played a major role. The Hawks are coming off a 126-120

Skidding Pistons aim for turnaround vs. Hawks

For the Detroit Pistons, eight is more than enough. The losses have been piling up in the early going and they’ll look to end their eight-game slide when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. The game is part of the NBA’s new in-season tournament. The Pistons lost their East Group A opener to Philadelphia on Friday, 114-106. The Hawks will be playing their tournament opener. Detroit hit the road after the loss to the

Heat head into matchup with Hawks needing another hero

At the outset of a minimum two-week stretch without their leading scorer, the Miami Heat might need to get creative beginning Saturday at the Atlanta Hawks. Tyler Herro sustained a Grade 2 ankle sprain when he landed on the foot of Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr. during the first quarter of Wednesday’s 108-102 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Without Herro’s 22.9 points per game, where will coach Erik Spoelstra find his offense? Naturally, Bam Adebayo (22.7

Mexico City is backdrop as Hawks meet Magic

The early season contest between the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic will have a different perspective with a visit to Mexico City on Thursday night. According to the NBA, it marks the first time the Hawks will play in Mexico. The Magic played games against the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz in Mexico in December 2018. Orlando won both games on that visit and will look to bounce back from a 117-102 home loss to