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All 5 Hawks Starters Honored by NBA

All 5 Hawks Starters Honored by NBA Christian Petersen/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- The Atlanta Hawks were rewarded for being the first team in NBA history to go 17-0 in a month as all five starters were selected as Eastern Conference players of the month for January. All-Stars Al Horford, Jeff Teague, and Paul Millsap were honored by the league, along with Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll.  Each starter averaged double digit points during the win-streak, however, none of them averaged more than 20 points per game. Atlanta outscored each opponent by an average of 11.9 points per game. "We appreciate the recognition of our starters' play during this past month.  It is reflective of all the work our entire team and organization has put in," head coach Mike Budenholzer said. "We place a strong emphasis on having the right approach every day and making daily improvement. Collectively, we know that we have a lot more work to do this season and look forward to continue growing as a team."  According to the Hawks, it is the first time in NBA history all five starters from one team were named players of the month.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Stephen Curry Lights Up Dallas Mavericks

Stephen Curry Lights Up Dallas Mavericks NBA via Golden State Warriors(OAKLAND, Ca.) -- Stephen Curry had a night for the ages in the Golden State Warriors 128-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Curry put up 51 points, converting 10 three-point shots Wednesday night as he helped rally the Warriors from a 22-point deficit early in the first quarter. "Sometimes Steph plays his best when we're down big and he just senses that he has to put the Superman cape on," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "And he's so good at it. He loves the freedom of being down and saying, 'All right. I'm going to let it fly and bring us back.' And that's what he did." At one point Curry was so locked in he converted six straight three-point attempts, spanning the second and third quarters.  "Be aggressive, that's what we do" Curry said. "Shots are going to fall as long as we got defensive stops and kept ourselves in the game, we have enough talent on the team to turn the tides." The early season inconsistencies that troubled Curry appear to be in the rear-view mirror.  Curry is averaging 30.2 ppg over the team’s last five games and he averaged 23.5 ppg in the month of January. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Pelicans End Hawks’ Winning Streak

Pelicans End Hawks’ Winning Streak Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- For the first time in over a month, the Atlanta Hawks find themselves in the loss column as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Hawks 115-100 to end Atlanta's 19-game winning streak. "We've got a lot of season left," forward Paul Millsap said. "Nineteen games, that's good. We lost one -- 19-1 now. So it's just regrouping. ...We can't let one loss turn into two losses." Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was the difference in the game. He scored 29 points, pulled down 13 rebounds, and blocked two shots. The Pelicans also had six players score in double-figures. Eric Gordon chipped in 20 points for the Pelicans while center Omer Asik pulled down 17 rebounds. "They had us on our heels from the very beginning," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "They deserve a lot of credit for us not starting well." Despite the loss, the Hawks still hold a seven-game lead over the Toronto Raptors for the top record in the Eastern Conference. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Grizzlies’ Guard Vince Carter Out at least a Week with Foot Injury

Grizzlies’ Guard Vince Carter Out at least a Week with Foot Injury iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A key member for one of the best teams in the NBA will be out of action at least a week as Memphis Grizzlies reserve guard Vince Carter will undergo evaluation on a tendon injury in his left foot. Carter left Thursday's game against the Denver Nuggets in the second quarter, and an MRI revealed the injury. He'll be re-evaluated next week. At 34-12, the Grizzlies have the second-best record in the Western Conference, and third-best record in the NBA. Fortunately for Memphis, while Carter is a valuable role player at this point in his career, the team can rely more on recently-acquired forward Jeff Green. In nine games this season with the Grizzlies, Green is averaging 12.9 points and 4.1 rebounds while playing 28.6 minutes per game. The 38-year-old Carter is a former All-Star and is playing in his 17th NBA season. In 44 games off the bench for Memphis, Carter is averaging a career-low 6.0 points per game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Hawks Win their 18th-Straight Game

Hawks Win their 18th-Straight Game Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Not only have the Atlanta Hawks won 18-straight games, they now own the best record in the NBA. On Friday, the Hawks improved to 39-8 after rallying past the Portland Trail Blazers for a 105-99 victory. "We're confident in one through 15 here," center Al Horford said. "Guys really put in the time, guys work every day. They just don't get the opportunity because we're so deep." The Trail Blazers led after each of the first three quarters, but were outscored 36-25 in the fourth quarter. Atlanta has not lost a game since Dec. 26 when they fell to the Milwaukee Bucks. "They're good," Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge said of the Hawks. "We could have played better, but they're good. Six Hawks scored in double figures on Friday night. They were led by forward Paul Millsap, who scored 21 points, pulled down eight rebounds, two assists, and three blocks. Guard Kyle Korver also scored 16 points after hitting four of five 3-point attempts. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/30/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/30/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Philadelphia 76ers 103 (10-37) - Minnesota Timberwolves 94 (8-38) Atlanta Hawks 105 (39-8) - Portland Trail Blazers 99 (32-15) Cleveland Cavaliers 101 (28-20) - Sacramento Kings 90 (16-29) Houston Rockets 93 (33-14) - Boston Celtics 87 (16-29) Toronto Raptors 127 (32-15) - Brooklyn Nets 122 (18-28) Dallas Mavericks 93 (31-17) - Miami Heat 72 (20-26)  New Orleans Pelicans 108 (25-22) - Los Angeles Clippers 103 (31-15) Utah Jazz 110 (17-30) - Golden State Warriors 100 (36-8) NHL: St. Louis Blues 3  (31-13-4, 66pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 2  (17-25-6, 40pts) Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (28-13-8, 64pts) - New Jersey Devils 1 (18-22-9, 45pts) - Overtime Colorado Avalanche 3 (21-18-11, 53pts) - Nashville Predators 0 (31-11-6, 68pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bucks Sign Forward Kenyon Martin for the Rest of the Season

Bucks Sign Forward Kenyon Martin for the Rest of the Season Christopher Trottman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Milwaukee Bucks are keeping Kenyon Martin around. The team announced they've signed the veteran forward through the rest of the season. Martin had originally signed a 10-day contract with the team. Now in his 15th NBA season, the 37-year-old Martin has added a big boost to the young Bucks. While his impact may not be felt on the stat-sheet, he's provided some much-needed veteran leadership to the team. He's also added solid front court depth after the injury to rookie Jabari Parker and the suspension of Larry Sanders. Martin also has a connection with head coach Jason Kidd. The two were teammates when the New Jersey Nets made two back-to-back NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. They also reunited when they both played for the New York Knicks during the 2012-2013 season. A former number one overall pick, Martin has averaged 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. In nine games this season, Martin is averaging 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

NBA Announces All-Star Reserves

NBA Announces All-Star Reserves Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Thursday night, the NBA announced the final players that were selected to play in the 64th NBA All-Star Game that will be held Feb. 15 in New York City.The Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks led the way with three selections: Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, and Al Horford.Chicago's Jimmy Butler and Golden State's Clay Thompson were both selected for the first time.  Despite playing in only 21 of the Thunder's first 46 games, Kevin Durant earned a spot on the West squad. He will be joined in the front court by Portland's LeMarcus Aldridge and San Antonio's Tim Duncan.Rounding out the West reserves are the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, and Houston's James Harden.The East squad also includes Cleveland's Kyrie Irving and Miami's Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

J.R. Smith Credits Leaving New York City Night Life for Resurgence in Cleveland

J.R. Smith Credits Leaving New York City Night Life for Resurgence in ClevelandJim McIssac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Since being traded from the New York Knicks to Cleveland Cavaliers, guard J.R. Smith has played much better as of late. According to Smith the reason is because he's away from the New York City night life. Smith wa...

Nets’ Doctors Expect Mirza Teletovic to Make Full Recovery from Blood Clots

Nets’ Doctors Expect Mirza Teletovic to Make Full Recovery from Blood Clots Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- About a week after learning he had multiple blood clots in his lungs, Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic expects to make a full recovery. It was unclear if or when the second-year forward would get back onto the court, but doctors say Teletovic will be back eventually. “Mirza was diagnosed with pulmonary embolus on January 22 and started on the appropriate medications for this condition," Nets Team Physician Dr. Michael Farber said. "Diagnostic testing was arranged and he was then observed until testing showed that he reached the expected therapeutic range. We are pleased to say that he reports no symptoms at this time and that he will be discharged to return home today.” “This was a true collaborative effort between our medical team and training staff and the local physicians at the Los Angeles hospital where Mirza was treated," Farber continued. "I am really pleased with how Mirza has progressed. We will evaluate him upon return, personally review all of the testing he had done, and arrange for further testing if necessary.” “I expect Mirza to make a full recovery,” he added. In 40 games this season, Teletovic was averaging 8.5 points and 4.9 rebounds off the bench for the Nets. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Irving Nets 55 to Lead Cavs to 8th-Straight Win

Irving Nets 55 to Lead Cavs to 8th-Straight Win Chris Chambers/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, offsetting the absence of Lebron James, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Portland Trail Blazers 99-94 Wednesday night.The Cavaliers (27-20) have now won eight straight. Irving was on fire most of the game, scoring 29 of Cleveland's 54 first-half points. He also hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give the Cavaliers the win.Portland (32-14) received an admirable performance from LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge scored 38 points and grabbed 11 boards in the loss.Irving's 55 points is the most scored by any player in a game this season, and also breaks the Quicken Loans Arena scoring record that was held by Allen Iverson. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Charlotte Hornets G Kemba Walker Has Knee Surgery

Charlotte Hornets G Kemba Walker Has Knee Surgery iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery on Wednesday in New York to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, the team announced. He is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks. The 24-year-old Walker is averaging a team-high 18.8 points, 5.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game this season. He has scored 20 or more points in 14 of his last 21 games he has played. Charlotte originally selected Walker out of Connecticut with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. In four seasons with the Hornets, he has averaged 16.5 points, 5.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/27/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/27/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Men's Top 25 College Basketball: (14) VCU 72 (17-3) - George Washington 48 (16-5) (17) West Virginia 65 (17-3) - Kansas State 59 (12-9) Xavier 66 (14-7) - (21) Georgetown 53 (14-6) NBA: Toronto Raptors 104 (30-15) - Indiana Pacers 88 (16-31) Cleveland Cavaliers 103 (26-20) - Detroit Pistons 95 (17-29) Milwaukee Bucks 109 (23-22) - Miami Heat 102 (20-25) NHL:  Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (21-22-3, 45pts) - Washington Capitals 3 (24-14-9, 57pts) Pittsburgh Penguins 5 (27-12-8, 62pts) - Winnipeg Jets 3 (26-15-8, 60pts) New York Islanders 4 (32-14-1, 65pts) - New York Rangers 1 (27-14-4, 58pts) Philadelphia Flyers 4 (20-22-7, 47pts) - Arizona Coyotes 3 (16-25-6, 38pts) - SO Carolina Hurricanes 4 (17-25-5, 39pts) - Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (30-15-4, 64pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/26/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/26/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (13) North Carolina 93 (17-4) - Syracuse 83 (14-7) (15) Iowa State 89 (15-4) - (19) Texas 86 (14-6) NBA:  Sacramento Kings (16-27) @ New York Knicks (8-37) - Postponed Portland Trail Blazers (32-13) @ Brooklyn Nets (18-26) - Postponed Oklahoma City Thunder 92 (23-22) - Minnesota Timberwolves 84 (7-37) New Orleans Pelicans 99 (24-21) - Philadelphia 76ers 74 (8-37) Memphis Grizzlies 103 (32-12) - Orlando Magic 94 (15-33) Boston Celtics 99 (16-27) - Utah Jazz 90 (16-29) Los Angeles Clippers 102 (31-14) - Denver Nuggets 98 (18-27) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

Suns’ Goran Dragic Looking Forward to Free Agency

Suns’ Goran Dragic Looking Forward to Free Agency Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic will be one of the top free agent names on the market this summer as he has the opportunity to opt out of his contract after this season. And he's embracing the chance to explore his playing options. “Every team in the NBA is an option to me, because it is a privilege to play for any team in the NBA," he told the Houston Chronicle. "When the time comes I’m going to sit down with my family and my agent and try to make the best decision for myself.” Now in his seventh NBA season, the 28-year-old Dragic has flourished in his second tenure with the Suns. In 44 games this season, Dragic is averaging 16.5 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game in the guard-heavy Suns rotation. Last season, Dragic averaged a career-high 20.3 points per game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Whiteside Posts Triple Double in Heat Win

Whiteside Posts Triple Double in Heat Win Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill.) -- On way to a victory over the Chicago Bulls, a remarkable event occurred for the Miami Heat. Hassan Whiteside, a center who has worked on his craft in the Developmental League, recorded a triple double for the Heat in their 96-84 win. By putting up 14 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks, Whiteside recorded his first career triple-double. He also did this in 25 minutes of action; achieving the feat in the second shortest period of time in the shot clock era.  "It's a blessing. Like I told my teammates, you won't believe how things work out in life," said Whiteside. "Three months ago I was at the downtown Y just chilling, working on my game. I couldn't get a team to pick up the phone." A second round pick of the Sacramento Kings in 2010, many teams chose to steer themselves away from Whiteside because of questions about his attitude. After working on his craft overseas and in the D-League, Whiteside signed with the Heat in November. “That’s what the team needs,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. “It gives us a very different dimension. It’s a credit to him for continuing to work hard and match it with his talent.” Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Mavericks Likely to Sign Jermaine O’Neal

Report: Mavericks Likely to Sign Jermaine O’Neal Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Sport(DALLAS, Tx.) -- The Dallas Mavericks are inching closer to signing center Jermaine O'Neal. The 36-year-old center, who is currently rehabilitating from numerous injuries and chronic ailments, is likely to join the Mavericks around the All-Star break, according to ESPN. O'Neal, an 18 year veteran, last played in the 2013-2014 season with the Golden State Warriors. He has had multiple surgeries to repair both wrists and undergone plasma-rich therapy on both knees to alleviate tendinitis. After acquiring Rajon Rondo from the Celtics on Dec. 18, the Mavericks are now seeking to add depth to their front line. For his career, O'Neal has averaged 13.2 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Pistons’ Point Guard Brandon Jennings out 6-9 Month with Achilles Injury

Pistons’ Point Guard Brandon Jennings out 6-9 Month with Achilles Injury NBA via Milwaukee Bucks(MILWAUKEE) -- The Detroit Pistons' biggest fears have come true as point guard Brandon Jennings will miss the next 6-9 months with an Achilles injury. "6/9months." Jennings posted on Twitter on Sunday afternoon, confirming the injury. Jennings fell to the floor during the team's game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday night after he planted his left leg while he was guarding on inbounds pass. He had to be carried off the court by teammates. "We gotta just keep pushin' WE (Pistons) worked to hard to get down about anything right now. We gotta stay focus on the main Goal. Playoffs!" Jennings tweeted after the game. Since waiving forward Josh Smith, Jennings has played some of the best basketball of his career for the white-hot Pistons. This past Wednesday, he dished out a career-high 21 assists and was coming into his own in his second season with the team. In 41 games this season, Jennings averaged 15.4 points and 6.6 assists per game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/24/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/24/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAAM: (1) Kentucky 58 (19-0)- South Carolina 43 (10-8)  (6) Wisconsin 69 (18-2) - Michigan 64 (12-8) Texas Tech 78 (14-4) - (9) Iowa State 73 (14-4) (11)- Kansas 75 (16-3) - (17) Texas 62 (14-5) (15) North Carolina 78 (16-4) - Florida State 74 (10-10)  (18) West Virginia 95 (16-3) - TCU 85 (14-5) (21) Baylor 69 (15-4) - (19) Oklahoma 58 (12-7) (23) Dayton 63 (16-3) - Richmond 60 (10-9) Purdue 67 (12-8) - (25) Iowa 63 (13-7) Senior Bowl: North 34 - South 13   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sixers Lose Leading Scorer Tony Wroten to Torn ACL

Sixers Lose Leading Scorer Tony Wroten to Torn ACL Brian A. Wsterholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia 76ers will have an even harder time winning games this season as leading scorer Tony Wroten will miss the rest of the season with a partially torn ACL. “During our game against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 16, Tony Wroten suffered an injury to his right knee," The team announced in a statement. "Over the past week, we have worked closely with Tony, our medical and sports performance teams, his representatives, and renowned specialists in order to reach an accurate diagnosis and provide him with the best possible care." In his third NBA season, the 21-year-old Wroten was having the best season of his young career. In 30 games he averaged 16.9 points, 5.2 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per game while coming off the bench and starting for the team. “I don’t think there is anybody else who can do what he did,” Brown said. “He was such a kamikaze, fearless competitor that this city fell in love with — they loved his energy.” Wroten originally was selected 25th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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