Atlanta Hawks

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Hawks-Pistons Preview 2-25-13

Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew liked the poise his team showed in its latest game.

97.1 The Ticket–02/25/2013

Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket against Zaza Pachulia #27 of the Atlanta Hawks during the game on January 4, 2013 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Edge Hawks 85-84

Austin Daye and Greg Monroe combined for 38 points as the Detroit Pistons edged the Atlanta Hawks 85-84 on Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–01/04/2013

Kyle Korver #26 of the Atlanta Hawks shoots against Austin Daye #5 of the Detroit Pistons on December 26, 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (credit: Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hawks Edge Pistons In 2 OTs

The Detroit Pistons have lost the last seven of nine games.

97.1 The Ticket–12/27/2012

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Pistons-Hawks Preview 12-26-12

Road victories have been difficult to come by for the Detroit Pistons, and the few they’ve earned have not come against top-tier competition.

97.1 The Ticket–12/26/2012

Will Bynum #12 of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket vs Atlanta Hawks during a game on October 26, 2012 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by J.Dennis/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons 104, Hawks 88

After finishing the preseason undefeated at home, Detroit will host Houston in its opener on Wednesday.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2012

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Hawks Tune Up For Playoffs, Rout Pistons 116-84

Tracy McGrady led six players in double figures and the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks built a 37-point lead in the first half on the way to a 116-84 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–04/18/2012

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Pistons-Hawks Preview 4-18-12

The Atlanta Hawks bounced back from a disappointing home defeat their last time out, clinching their fifth consecutive postseason berth in the process.

97.1 The Ticket–04/18/2012

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Pistons-Hawks Preview 4-6-12

The Atlanta Hawks are contending for home-court advantage in the first round of the postseason, while the Detroit Pistons likely will be watching the playoffs at home for a third straight year.

97.1 The Ticket–04/06/2012

Pistons Prince 1-10-12 (Getty)

Pistons Hang On, Beat Atlanta 86-85

Tayshaun Prince made a driving left-handed shot with 24.3 seconds remaining, and the Detroit Pistons held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks 86-85 on Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–03/09/2012

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Hawks-Pistons Preview 3-9-12

While they just missed a chance to extend their win streak, the short-handed Atlanta Hawks’ competitive performance against one of the Eastern Conference’s best teams might have kept them positive.

97.1 The Ticket–03/09/2012

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