Dwight Howard - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Dwight Howard Transition-oriented Wizards getting physical in postseason WASHINGTON (AP) — One game into the playoffs, Paul Millsap said his Atlanta Hawks were playing basketball while the Washington Wizards were "playing MMA." One game into the second round, Isaiah Thomas had his tooth knocked out by an elbow from Otto Porter. Yes, with the backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal the Wizards like to get out in transition, but they've also sh... Fri, 05 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-05-05T22:32:00Z Hawks' Wilcox out as GM, Budenholzer no longer president ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks' next general manager will have total authority of personnel decisions following moves on Friday which dismantled the two-tier management team of Mike Budenholzer and Wes Wilcox. Budenholzer resigned as the Hawks' president of basketball operations and will remain as coach, and Wilcox resigned as general manager and "will ... Fri, 05 May 2017 16:54:00 GMT 2017-05-05T16:54:00Z John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards knock out Hawks 115-99 ATLANTA (AP) — John Wall had that look in his eye at morning shootaround. Bradley Beal knew it was going to be a big night for Washington's star point guard. Wall scored 42 points — a career playoff high , with 19 coming in the fourth quarter to single-handedly hold off a furious Atlanta comeback — and the Wizards eliminated the Hawks with a 115-99 victory Friday, capturing ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:58:00 GMT 2017-04-29T03:58:00Z Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99 WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall figured the credit went to the down-the-stretch defense displayed by his Washington Wizards. Neither Dennis Schroder nor coach Mike Budenholzer found any flaws with the way their Atlanta Hawks handled things late. Either way, the odd manner in which Atlanta seemed to allow the final half-minute or so to slip ... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:30:00 GMT 2017-04-27T02:30:00Z Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards 111-101, even series 2-all ATLANTA (AP) — In a year when the geezers are coming up big in the NBA playoffs, add another one to the list. Jose Calderon might be the most unlikely of all. The 35-year-old Spaniard, picked up on waivers late in the season, made a huge contribution to help the Atlanta Hawks pull away from the Washington Wizards 111-101 on Monday night, evening the opening-round series at 2... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:46:00 GMT 2017-04-25T04:46:00Z Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98 ATLANTA (AP) — The Hawks are back in the series, and the bad blood with the Washington Wizards shows no signs of letting up. Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and Atlanta delivered an early knockout blow in a 116-98 victory Saturday, slicing the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff matchup. After two tig... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:01:00 GMT 2017-04-23T13:01:00Z Hawks' Millsap ready to match Morris, Wiz with 'MMA' style WASHINGTON (AP) — Atlanta forward Paul Millsap got a taste Sunday of what the Washington Wizards have planned for him in their first-round playoff series. Now he's promising to dish it back. Markieff Morris told Millsap to shut up during Game 1, escalating a physical showdown between the power forwards. Morris and Millsap exchanged heated words before the teams retreated to ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:28:00 GMT 2017-04-17T06:28:00Z Wall scores playoff-best 32 as Wizards beat Hawks in Game 1 WASHINGTON (AP) — After John Wall told Markieff Morris what to expect in his NBA playoff debut, the Washington Wizards' All-Star guard showed everyone his postseason best. Wall scored a playoff career-high 32 points and dished out 14 assists and Morris added 21 points as the Wizards rebounded from a rough second quarter to beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-107 Sunday in Game 1 of t... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 21:30:00 GMT 2017-04-16T21:30:00Z Schroder, Howard bicker during Atlanta's loss to Warriors ATLANTA (AP) — Dennis Schroder sounds miffed about getting benched. Dwight Howard insists it's no big deal. Mike Budenholzer says his team has got to learn play together. One thing is certain: The Atlanta Hawks are in a bit of disarray heading toward the final month of the regular season. Schroder was yanked early in the third quarter o... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:26:00 GMT 2017-03-07T19:26:00Z Robinson's last-second 3 sends Pacers over Hawks, 97-96 ATLANTA (AP) — Glenn Robinson III waited patiently for the whirlwind turn of events to unfold, then positioned himself in the left corner. The shot felt perfect as it left his hand. "I just held my follow-through," Robinson said, "and it went in." Robinson hit a 3-pointer with sixth-tenths of a second remaining, Paul ... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:04:00 GMT 2017-03-05T22:04:00Z Cavs make NBA regular-season record 25 3s, top Hawks 135-130 ATLANTA (AP) — On a record-breaking night when Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 81 points, it was fitting that the biggest shot belonged to Kyle Korver. Irving scored 43 points, James had 38 and the Cleveland Cavaliers set the NBA regular-season record with 25 3-pointers as they turned back Atlanta's late rally to beat the Hawks 135-130 on Friday night. ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 03:57:00 GMT 2017-03-04T03:57:00Z With NBA season winding down, Hawks remain a huge enigma ATLANTA (AP) — Some nights, they soar. Other nights, they crash and burn. Say this about the Atlanta Hawks: They are maddeningly consistent at being inconsistent. With a little over a month to go in the regular season, the Hawks are comfortably positioned to reach the playoffs but know they can't go on like this if they want to make a deep run. ... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:12:00 GMT 2017-03-02T08:12:00Z Kings rally from 22 down to beat Hawks 108-107 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Another late Sacramento comeback in the second half — a large chunk of which came with DeMarcus Cousins on the bench — left the three-time All-Star feeling pretty good about things. Cousins just wishes the Kings would avoid falling into those early holes. Darren Collison drove past Dennis Schroder and made a layup with 3.5 second... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:21:00 GMT 2017-02-11T07:21:00Z Howard has 24 points, 23 rebounds in Hawks' win over Rockets HOUSTON (AP) — Dwight Howard repeatedly insisted that this had nothing to do with revenge. Howard scored 24 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in his first game in Houston since signing with Atlanta in the offseason, leading the Hawks to a 113-108 victory over the Rockets on Thursday night. "I didn't really think about it like that," Howard... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:57:00 GMT 2017-02-03T04:57:00Z No contest: Heat push streak to 9, roll Hawks 116-93 MIAMI (AP) — Ask anyone in the Miami Heat locker room how this is happening, and the answers will all be largely the same. They can't explain. That doesn't bother them, either. The NBA's hottest team stayed that way Wednesday night, as Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters added 20 and the Heat had no trouble with the Atlanta Hawks on the way to a 116-93 win. It was th... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 03:50:00 GMT 2017-02-02T03:50:00Z Millsap, Hawks outlast Anthony, Knicks 142-139 in 4 OTs ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap made the decisive basket in a four-overtime game that lasted almost four hours and proclaimed it to be great fun that he never wants to experience again. Millsap had a season-high 37 points, including the go-ahead layup with 27 seconds remaining in the fourth OT, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Carmelo Anthony's season-high 45 points to outlast the... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 01:14:00 GMT 2017-01-30T01:14:00Z Chinese sportswear brand makes inroads in tennis world MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Svetlana Kuznetsova has a different look than most tennis players. And it's not just all the tattoos. In a tennis world dominated by the bright colors of Nike and Adidas, as well as new fashion entrants like Uniqlo, Kuznetsova has taken a risk with her clothing sponsor — a Chinese company called Qiaodan which has been at the center of a high-profi... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:43:00 GMT 2017-01-20T14:43:00Z Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Hawks, 102-99 ATLANTA (AP) — At first, Russell Westbrook couldn't get the shots to fall. No problem. He crashed the boards and kept looking for his teammates. Then, he found his shooting touch. The result: another triple-double for the Oklahoma City star. Westbrook scored 32 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out 12 assists, ex... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:21:00 GMT 2016-12-06T04:21:00Z Kevin Durant leads Warriors past scrappy Hawks, 105-100 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year in two straight seasons, Draymond Green desperately wants to prove how good Golden State can be on that end of the floor. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson can have all the scoring glory. Green takes it personally when people question the Warriors' D. Green bl... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:11:00 GMT 2016-11-29T07:11:00Z