Durant, Nets pound Knicks 112-85 after promoting Vaughn
Kevin Durant had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, becoming the first player since Michael Jordan to score at least 25 points in his team’s first 12 games, and the Brooklyn Nets routed the New York Knicks 112-85 after making Jacque Vaughn their head coach.
Hawks trade Cam Reddish to Knicks for 2022 first-round pick
Hawks Clippers Basketball Atlanta Hawks' Cam Reddish, left, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers' Eric Bledsoe during first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Jae C. Hong)ATLANTA — (AP) — The struggling Atlanta Hawks have traded forward Cam Reddish to the New York Knicks for a protected 2022 first-round draft pick. The Hawks also are sending forward Solomon Hill and a 2025 second-round pick to the Knicks, and small forward Kevin Knox is heading to Atlanta in the deal. The trade comes as the Hawks (17-23) have lost three consecutive games and seven of their last nine. The Hawks agreed to trade Reddish one day after De'Andre Hunter scored 15 points in his return from wrist surgery.wftv.com
Young, Hawks open season with 113-87 rout of Mavericks
Mavericks Hawks Basketball Atlanta Hawks Cam Reddish (22) celebrates after hitting a three-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.) (Hakim Wright Sr.)ATLANTA — (AP) — Cam Reddish scored 20 points, Trae Young added 19 and the Atlanta Hawks began a season of high expectations with a 113-87 rout of Luka Doncic and the Mavericks on Thursday night, ruining the debut of Dallas coach Jason Kidd. After a sluggish start, Young scored 12 points and dished out nine assists in the decisive period, drawing chants of "MVP! Reddish led a stellar effort from the deep Hawks bench, which contributed 44 points. The Mavericks were thoroughly miserable in their first game under Kidd, who had not been a head coach since he was fired in Milwaukee during the 2017-18 season.wftv.com
Middleton's 38 power Bucks past Hawks 113-102 for 2-1 lead
Bucks Hawks Basketball Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) disputes a foul called by a referee during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals against the Milwaukee Bucks, Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Atlanta. Middleton then scored 10 points in a 13-3 run in the fourth that gave Milwaukee the lead. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points for the Bucks, who trailed most of the game before surging in the fourth quarter. He had 11 points in the period as the Bucks finally pulled even at 56-all on a 3-pointer by Pat Connaughton with 12 seconds remaining in the half. ... F Cam Reddish was available but did not play after scoring 11 points in Game 2 in his return from an Achilles tendon injury.wftv.com
Embiid, 76ers beat Hawks 127-111 to take 2-1 lead in series
76ers Hawks Basketball Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid dunks during the second half of Game 3 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks, Friday, June 11, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (John Bazemore)ATLANTA — (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 27 points and the Philadelphia 76ers rode a dominant third quarter to a 127-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. The 76ers have taken the series lead with back-to-back wins. Atlanta couldn't regain the momentum as the 76ers stretched the lead to 20 points, 93-73, late in the period. The 76ers stretched the advantage to 11 points in the second period before settling for a 61-56 halftime lead.wftv.com
LaMelo Ball becomes youngest NBA player with triple-double
Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela (15) fouls Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)CHARLOTTE, N.C. – LaMelo Ball isn't wasting any time making an impact in the NBA. “I live my life and I know what I’m capable of, so stuff like doesn’t move me like that," Ball said. “I know that's supposed to happen.”Ball replaced Markelle Fultz as the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double by 177 days. He became only the fifth rookie in NBA history to record a triple-double and the first Hornets player to do it coming off the bench.
John Wall back on floor, NBA opens preseason in empty arenas
Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford talks to players during a timeout in the first half of the team's NBA preseason basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. The NBA preseason — a truncated 49-game, nine-day sprint — opened Friday with a five-game slate, action returning to NBA arenas for the first time in exactly nine months. 8 pick Obi Toppin of the Knicks, got their first NBA minutes. Paul George had 10 for the Clippers and Kawhi Leonard managed three in 14 minutes. Both teams shot exactly 30 for 84 from the field, and none of the Clippers' starters logged even 15 minutes.
Coaching can wait: Rondo plots future, but stays in present
For the first time in his long career, Rondo is the oldest guy on the team. “To be honest, I’ve been doing that for the last five or six years of my career,” Rondo said. I've been working to understand young talent, understand the (collective bargaining agreement). This is a young team with so much upside and versatility. ... We're on the the upswing for great things here in the city of Atlanta.”His future career can wait.