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February 10, 2015 Updates

Brian Windhorst: The Hawks are sending rookie Adreian Payne to the Timberwolves for a 2017 lottery-protected first round pick. Twitter @WindhorstESPN

The Atlanta Hawks, not far removed from its record 19-game winning streak, is drawing more and more attention. Fox SportsSouth on Friday drew by far its best ratings ever: a 6.8 household rating when the Hawks beat the Golden State Warriors. That equals about 276,000 viewers. That is a whopping 42% higher than the previous record of 4.8, from the first playoff game last year against the Pacer. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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This game was a thing of beauty, indeed. "I'm enjoying every minute of it," said Jeff Teague, who scored 23 points to lead seven Atlanta players in double figures. "We're so unselfish. We don't care about glory or accolades. It's just a joy to play on a team like that." Atlanta, a perennially middle-of-the-road (or worse) franchise, has suddenly become the talk of the NBA. The Hawks are coming off a 19-game winning streak and have the league's best record (42-9) — without anyone averaging close to 20 points. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“It feels good,” Korver said of the win. “That is a really good team. That’s a really dangerous team. They can get hot. They can get cold. They can get really hot all in the same game. They are really hard to prepare for. We knew we had to play a good 48-minute game to beat them.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Before the Warriors lost to the Hawks, 124-116, in a potential NBA Finals preview Friday, Kerr said he hasn’t thought ahead to his Garden night of reckoning. “Sometimes I lie to you guys when I say I haven’t thought about stuff,’’ Kerr said. “Like the Klay [Thompson]-[James] Harden thing. I’ve lied to you about five times on that. But I’m not lying this time. I haven’t thought about the Knicks at all. This is obviously the game that we’re focused on. We traveled across the country [Thursday] with the day off. The coaches watched tape on the flight. We did our walk-through this morning. And then after the game tonight, I can give you my Bill Belichick ‘We’re on to New York,’ and we’ll talk about the Knicks.’’ New York Post

February 6, 2015 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN HAWKS HISTORY

While arguably the most popular, Dominique Wilkins is not the best player in franchise history.

   

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